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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.

2021

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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2019

Volume 8 Issue 07 12/05/2019

  • Stainless Steel Nuts and Bolts Waiver Extension Expires Feb. 24, 2020
  • Market Rate for Next Quarter
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • SFY 2021 Intents to Apply and Project Priority Lists
  • Holiday Office Closures
  • Funding List for SFY 2020 CWFP Available Online
  • Milwaukee MSD, Jones Island, and Green Infrastructure Tour
  • Summary of User Satisfaction Survey Results for the Online Application System
  • Final 2019 Disbursement Requests
  • Annual Discount Rate Updated for Cost-Effective Analysis
    • Correction: The DNR has updated the discount rate for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020, which applies to facility plans beginning on or after Oct. 1, 2019, to 3 3/8 percent (3.375%), which should be used until the rate's annual update occurring in October 2020.
  • EPA Recognizes Wisconsin Projects with PISCES and AQUARIUS Awards

Volume 8 Issue 06 10/18/2019

  • Market Rate Lowered to 3.000%
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • MHI and Its Relation to Funding
  • Oct. 31, 2019 Deadline for SFY 2021 ITAs
  • Authorization Certificates Due Oct. 25, 2019
  • WAMS ID and Switchboard Requests Due Oct. 25, 2019
  • Detailed Project Scope Description
  • Optional Loan Repayment Method via Online LGIP Account
  • Leveraging of the SDWLP
  • SFY 2020 SDWLP Funding List Available

Volume 8 Issue 05 08/23/2019

  • Submit Application to Increase Water Rates Now
  • DOA Email Tip
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • SFY 2020 CWFP PF Applications Due Sept. 30, 2019
  • New Website for Wage Determinations
  • SFY 2021 Intent to Apply Due Oct. 31, 2019
  • Online Submittal Authorization in Effect Until Revoked
  • Federal Equivalency and SDWLP Projects
  • SFY 2020 SDWLP Draft Funding List
  • Executive Order on Buy-American
  • Staff Update and New Loan Project Managers

Volume 8 Issue 04 06/21/2019

  • Market Rate Lowered to 3.200%
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Revised Forms Available
  • Wire Transfer Fees
  • June 30, 2019 Deadline for SDWLP SFY 2020 Applications
  • Draft SDWLP SFY 2020 IUP
  • SFY 2020 SDWLP PF Points for DNR-Approved Asset Management Plans & Public Water System Partnerships
  • Lead ALE
  • New Log Out Button
  • Upload Correct Document Type
  • Staff Updates
  • How to Subscribe To and Unsubscribe From E-Bulletins

Volume 8 Issue 03 04/15/2019

  • Update New Officials' Contact Information
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Staffing Update, Michelle Eis
  • Loan Project Manager Recruitment
  • Federal Equivalency Form 8700-215 Under Revision
  • Revised Disbursement Form 8700-215 Available
  • AWI Act - Recent Federal Legislation Impacting SRFs

Volume 8 Issue 02 03/18/2019

  • Market Rate Unchanged at 3.600%
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Source Capacity and Water Main Age Eligibilities
  • Municipal Elections April 2
  • CWFP SFY 2020 Project Priority List Published
  • Submit Facilities Plans for SFY 2020 CWFP Projects Early
  • Avoid Delays with Early Plan Submittals
  • Loan Document Upload Requirement
  • Due Date of First Request for Disbursement
  • Federal Equivalency Projects
  • EPA HQ News Release: PFAS Action Plan
  • Visit Us at WRWA Conference
  • New CWFP Coordinator, Lisa Bushby
  • CME Corner: New CME, Charlie Cameron
  • Project Manager Recruitment

Volume 8 Issue 01 02/15/2019

  • SFY 2020 PPLs
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Wisconsin DOA Staffing Updates
  • Online Application Survey Coming Soon!
  • Visit us at the WRWA Annual Technical Conference
  • Our Section Statement

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Disclaimer of guidance: This document is intended solely as guidance and does not contain any mandatory requirements except where requirements found in statute or administrative rule are referenced. Any regulatory decisions made by the Department of Natural Resources in any matter addressed by this guidance will be made by applying the governing statutes and administrative rules to the relevant facts. Program implementation details are outlined in the governing administrative codes and statutes: §§ 281.58 and 281.59 and 281.61, Wis. Stat., and chs. NR 162 and 166, Wis. Adm. Code.