EPA Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marked the one-year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Tuesday (November 15) by releasing a new report highlighting the Agency’s accomplishments since BIL was signed. The report notes that, to date, EPA has awarded $5.5 billion through grants, contracts, or interagency agreements or used by the Agency towards program implementation. Of that, $4 billion was awarded to states, tribes, territories, and the District of Columbia in capitalization grants under the 5 BIL-funded State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs: Clean Water SRF, Drinking Water SRF, Clean Water SRF emerging contaminants, Drinking Water SRF emerging contaminants, and lead service line replacement.

The report also outlines EPA’s expectations for year two. The Agency expects that all states and territories will have successfully received SRF BIL capitalization grants, construction to have begun on many projects included in states’ Intended Use Plans, and the first BIL-funded lead service line inventories and replacements should be completed.