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The Environmental Loans staff publish the electronic newsletter to alert customers of upcoming Clean Water Fund Program (CWFP) and Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) deadlines; to highlight program changes and state/federal regulation changes; and to provide assistance on topics that need clarification.

2022

Volume 11 Issue 04 04/27/2022

  • Bad Bond Market - Increased Rates
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Update New Official’s Contact Information
  • State Fiscal Year 2023 Projects
  • EPA’s PISCES Recognition Program
  • Hello, Babies!
  • Three New Loan Project Managers
  • CME Corner: Engineer Recruitment

Volume 11 Issue 03 03/30/2022

  • New Market and Interest Rates
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • New Environmental Review (ER) Module in Online Application
  • Environmental Loans Policy Paper Finalized
  • Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Private Lead Service Line (LSL) Replacement Program
  • Cost Free, Voluntary PFAS Testing for Drinking Water

Volume 11 Issue 02 02/28/2022

  • New SDWLP Coordinator: Noah Balgooyen
  • Construction Contracts for SFY 2022 CWFP PF Projects
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Submit Plans and Specs Early
  • NR 811 Community Water System Operation and Design Update
  • Environmental Loans Policy Paper Update
  • Updated Request for Disbursement Form Available
  • Adobe PDF Fillable Form Guidance
  • Public Comments Wanted on EPA’s Draft Lead Strategy
  • We Work with Other Funding Sources
  • Wastewater Plant Energy Assessments Via Focus on Energy

Volume 11 Issue 01 01/24/2022

  • Policy Paper Out for Public Comment
  • Small Loans Program (SLP) Suspended
  • DUNS to Unique Entity ID Transition
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Submit Facility Plans Early
  • Submit Engineering Reports Early
  • Water Rate Orders for SFY 2022 SDWLP Projects
  • Construction Contracts for SFY 2022 SDWLP Projects
  • New DOA Capital Finance Officer: Jessica Fandrich
  • New Federal Liaison: Casey Sweeney
  • New Construction Management Engineer: Tyler Zettl
  • Becky Mesdjian Retiring
  • Loan Project Manager Recruitment

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2021

Volume 10 Issue 11 12/29/2021

  • New Year, Same Competitive Interest Rates
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • New File Manager: Suzy Hasheider
  • Bidding Guidance
  • Procurement Guide
  • Contract Compliance

Volume 10 Issue 10 11/22/2021

  • The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law/Deal
  • Update: LSL Amendment and Forms
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • State Fiscal Year 2022 CWFP Funding List Available Online
  • 2022 Disbursement Schedule and 12-Month Calendar
  • Final 2021 Requests for Disbursement
  • 899 Intents to Apply Received for SFY 2023
  • SFY 2023 Project Priority Lists and Median Household Income Data
  • Municipal MHIs for SFY 2023 Projects Available Online
  • Staff Change: Bernie Robertson Retiring

Volume 10 Issue 09 10/19/2021

  • AIS Waiver Reviews
  • Current Discount Rate for Cost-Effective Analysis
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • SFY 2023 ITA and PERF Deadline
  • We Work with Other Funding Sources
  • CWFP Energy Efficiency Priority Principal Forgiveness
  • New Pump Assessment Offer from Focus on Energy
  • SFY 2022 SDWLP Funding List Available Online
  • Regular PF is Now Referred to as General PF
  • SFY 2022 CWFP and SDWLP IUPs Available Online
  • Private LSL Replacement Program Forms and Deadline
  • Staff Change: Greg Farmer
  • EL Staff Recruitment
  • New Project Manager: Meja Maka

Volume 10 Issue 08 09/17/2021

  • Market Rate Unchanged at 2.700%
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Information Systems (IS) Development Services Position Recruitment
  • SFY 2022 CWFP Principal Forgiveness (PF) Application Deadline
  • SFY 2023 Intent to Apply (ITA) and Priority Evaluation & Ranking Formula (PERF) Deadline
  • 2022 Lead Service Line (LSL) PERFs and Applications

Volume 10 Issue 07 08/31/2021

  • CME Corner: Early and Frequent Communication
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Fiscal Sustainability Plans (FSP) No Longer Required for CWFP Loans
  • September 30 Deadline for SFY 2022 CWFP PF Applications
  • Chapter ADM 35 Revision Process Started
  • SFY 2023 ITAs and PERFs
  • Helpful Tips for Completing Your ITA and PERF
  • PSC Rate Case Applications Due September 15

Volume 10 Issue 06 07/23/2021

  • Market Rate Unchanged
  • Online Systems Update
  • Pilot Projects Eligibility
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • PSC Applications Due September 15
  • SFY 2022 CWFP PF Applications Due September 30
  • Draft CWFP IUP for SFY 2022 Posted for Public Comment
  • American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Treasury Interim Rule
  • Free Webinar: ARPA Funds for Water Bill Assistance and Infrastructure Projects

Volume 10 Issue 05 06/09/2021

  • Interpretation of EJCDC Standard General Conditions for Change Order Eligibility
  • DBE Forms and Guidance Updates
  • Draft SDWLP SFY 2022 IUP
  • Private LSL Replacement Program Update
  • Becky Scott is New Project Manager Section Chief

Volume 10 Issue 04 04/26/2021

  • SFY 2022 SDWLP Application Deadline
  • CWFP SFY 2021 Readiness to Proceed Deadline
  • New Project Manager
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Update New Officials' Info
  • Loan Closing Schedule and Required Documentation
  • Water Utility Management Training is Available
  • Rule Revision Process Started

Volume 10 Issue 03 03/22/2021

  • Market Rate Unchanged
  • Private LSL Replacement Program Update
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Technical Assistance Webinars: Operating and Managing Small Wastewater and Water Utilities
  • New Phone Numbers

Volume 10 Issue 02 02/22/2021

  • Small Loans Program (SLP)
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Early Drinking Water Project Plan and Spec Submittals
  • COVID-19 Submittal Process for SFY 22 Drinking Water Plans and Specs

Volume 10 Issue 01 01/20/2021

  • Lead Service Line Project Priority List and Available Funding
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Duke University SRF Survey
  • Switchboard Update
  • DBE Reminders
  • New Approved Water Rate Orders Due March 15th
  • Engineering Report Compliance
  • Submit Facilities Plans Early for SFY 22 CWFP Projects
  • SDWLP Executed Construction Contracts Due March 31st
  • Wisconsin Projects Get Honorable Mention

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2020

Volume 9 Issue 11 12/07/2020

  • Lead Service Line Priority List Coming Soon
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • New Section Chief, Matt Marcum
  • Market Rate Lowered to 2.700%

Volume 9 Issue 10 10/14/2020

  • Private Lead Service Line (LSL) Replacement Program Update
  • ITA/PERF for State Fiscal Year 2022
  • Online Submittal Authorization Certificates
  • WAMS ID and Switchboard Requests
  • Annual Discount Rate Updated for Cost-Effective Analysis
  • SFY 21 CWFP PF PERF Score Reevaluation Requests
  • Three New Project Managers

Volume 9 Issue 09 09/08/2020

  • Private Lead Service Line Replacement Program Update
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Interest Rates Fall in Fourth Quarter
  • Up To 30 Year Loan Terms
  • Davis Bacon Construction Categories
  • SFY 2021 CWFP PF Applications Due September 30th
  • ITA/PERF for State Fiscal Year 2022
  • Online Submittal Authorization Certificates
  • WAMS ID and Switchboard Requests
  • Changes to SDWLP PERF Scoring Criteria for SFY 2022
  • CWFP Launches Pilot Projects Program to Fund Water Quality Trading and Other Projects
  • PSC Applications Due September 15th

Volume 9 Issue 08 08/11/2020

  • Training Announcement for Private LSL Replacement Funding Program
  • Meja Maka Retired
  • Greg Farmer New SDWLP Coordinator
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • PSC Applications Due September 15
  • SFY 2022 ITAs Deadline November 2
  • Authorization Certificates Due October 23
  • WAMS ID and Switchboard Requests Due October 23
  • SFY 2021 CWFP PF Applications Due September 30
  • Payment Options for Debt Service Invoices
  • Revised American Iron and Steel Forms Available

Volume 9 Issue 07 07/08/2020

  • Submit Now: Application to Increase Water Rates
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Private LSL Replacement Program Update
  • Draft CWFP IUP for SFY 2021 Posted
  • CME Corner: Pre-Construction Meetings and the CME Role
  • SFY 2021 CWFP PF Applications Due September 30th
  • Review/Adjust Sewer User Rates Every Two Years

Volume 9 Issue 06 06/10/2020

  • Market Rate for Next Quarter
  • Project Expenditures Over 18 Months Old
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • CWFP IUP Coming Soon
  • Updates to New Private LSL Replacement Program
  • Staff Change: Section Chief
  • Financial Report/Audit Submission Requirements
  • AIS Certification Letters
  • Visual Aids for Deadlines, Due Dates, and Timelines
  • Equipment Replacement Fund and CMAR

Volume 9 Issue 05 05/05/2020

  • LSL Applications Due in September
  • Multiple Projects and Data Entry
  • Last Closing Date for SFY 2020 SDWLP Loans
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Contract Documents: Overview of Submittal Requirements
  • Contract Dates and Disbursements
  • The Small Loans Program (SLP)
  • SDWLP Environmental Review Process and Requirements

Volume 9 Issue 04 04/07/2020

  • Update Newly Elected Officials Contact Information
  • Draft SDWLP SFY 2021 IUP
  • New Private LSL Replacement Program Coming This Fall
  • Setting Interest Rates
  • SDWLP Applications Due 6/30/20
  • CWFP Non-PF and SLP Applications
  • Intermunicipal Agreements
  • Map of Loan Recipients Updated

Volume 9 Special Issue 03 03/26/2020

  • COVID-19 Update from the DNR's Environmental Loans Program
  • Emergency Change to Market Rate

Volume 9 Issue 02 03/11/2020

  • Market Rate Reduced to 2.800%
  • $1M Water Resource Recovery Prize
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Get Ready to Get the Lead Out! New Program Will Be Announced Soon
  • SDWLP SFY 2021 Project Priority List Available
  • SDWLP Coordinator Change
  • Avoid Delays with Early Plan and Spec Submittals
  • CWFP SFY 2020 Readiness-to-Proceed Deadline
  • SFY 2020 CWFP Non-Principal Forgiveness Application Deadline
  • Municipal Elections April 7: Update New Officials' Contact Information
  • Loan Closing Schedule and Required Documentation

Volume 9 Issue 01 02/11/2020

  • New Lead Service Line Program
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • SFY 2021 CWFP Project Priority List
  • DOA Tip: Interim Financing and Filing
  • Drinking Water System Database
  • Correction: Annual Discount Rate is 3.375 percent for Cost-Effective Analysis
  • Submit Facilities Plans Early for SFY 2021 CWFP Projects
  • 2020 Disbursement Schedule
  • SFY 2020 CWFP Readiness-to-Proceed Deadline
  • Map of Counties Served by Each CME

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