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AGC Joins Industry Groups Decrying Proposed Buy American Requirements for State Revolving Funds
June 22, 2012
AGC joined other industry groups this week in sending a letter to members of the House Appropriations Committee making sure State Revolving Fund (SRF) projects are not hampered by harmful Buy American provisions. The House Interior/Environment Appropriations Subcommittee was reportedly working on language that would have applied requirements that the iron, steel, and manufactured goods on SRF projects are domestically sourced. While the provision was not included in the Subcommittee’s Fiscal Year 2013 funding legislation for the Department of the Interior and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which contains the funding for EPA’s State Revolving Funds (SRF) for clean water and drinking water infrastructure, reports indicate that the Buy American provision will be offered as an amendment to the legislation when it is considered by the full Appropriations Committee. AGC will continue to oppose needlessly complicating the water and wastewater infrastructure process with these requirements.
Read the letter here.For more information, contact Scott Berry at (703) 837-5321 or email@example.com.
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