States Urge EPA To Retain SRF Flexibility For ‘Disadvantaged Communities’

February 6, 2023
State drinking water regulators are urging EPA to continue allowing states to use their own criteria to identify “disadvantaged communities” (DACs) that are eligible for funds from the drinking water state revolving fund (DWSRF), saying that although several use some EPA-crafted tests, the subject is too state-specific for a nationwide approach to succeed. In a Jan. 31 white paper , “A New Era for the Drinking Water State Revolving Funds: Identifying Ways to Better Assist Disadvantaged Communities,” the Association of...

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