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Through the E-Bulletin, the Environmental Loans Section provides information and updates on its Clean Water Fund Program (CWFP) and Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP), including program guidance, implementation, administration and program policies. Our staff publish this electronic newsletter to alert customers of upcoming deadlines, highlight regulation changes that impact the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) and provide assistance on topics that need clarification.

2022

Volume 11 Issue 07 09/14/2022

  • Market Rate Unchanged
  • Final Build America, Buy America (BABA) Waiver for SRFs
  • Submit Water Rate Applications to PSC by September 30
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022 SDWLP Loan Closings
  • SFY 2023 CWFP PF Applications
  • SFY 2024 Intent to Apply (ITA) Online System Available
  • Attention Lead Service Line (LSL) and PFAS Project Applicants!
  • Changes to LSL Replacement Program for SFY 2024
  • Emerging Contaminants (EC) Funding Update
  • Collection System Projects, Human Health Points, and PERF (Priority) Scores
  • Wausau Water Facility Tour Photo

Volume 11 Issue 06 07/26/2022

  • New Market Rate Effective July 1
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Visual Aids for Deadlines and Timelines
  • Build America, Buy America (BABA) Updates
  • New DOA Capital Finance Director, Aaron Heintz
  • Frank Fuja Retiring
  • New CME, Brent Binder
  • Update Your Bookmarks
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  • Check Junk Email Folder

Volume 11 Issue 05 05/31/2022

  • SFY 2023 Project Priority Lists (PPLs) Available Online
  • Chapter Adm 35 Public Comment Period
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • SFY 2023 SDWLP Intended Use Plan (IUP) Update
  • Federal Equivalency
  • Build America, Buy America (BABA) is New Federal Requirement
  • Online Intent to Apply (ITA) System Will Be Available in August 2022
  • New Loan Project Manager: Ben Aerts
  • Dave Erdman, DOA Capital Finance Director, Retiring this Summer

Volume 11 Issue 04 04/27/2022

  • Bad Bond Market - Increased Rates
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Update New Official’s Contact Information
  • SFY 2023 Projects
  • EPA’s PISCES Recognition Program
  • Hello, Babies!
  • Three New Loan Project Managers: Dee Surillo, Michelle Brietzman, and Erika Mills
  • Construction Management Engineer (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 Principal Forgiveness (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 (CME): Tyler Zettl
  • Staff Change: 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 (BIL/BID)
  • Update: Lead Service Line (LSL) Amendment and Forms
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • SFY 2022 CWFP Funding List Available Online
  • 2022 Disbursement Schedule and 12-Month Calendar
  • Final 2021 Requests for Disbursement
  • 899 Intents to Apply (ITAs) Received for SFY 2023
  • SFY 2023 Project Priority Lists (PPLs) and Median Household Income (MHI) Data
  • Municipal Median Household Incomes (MHIs) for SFY 2023 Projects Available Online
  • Staff Change: Bernie Robertson Retiring

Volume 10 Issue 09 10/19/2021

  • American Iron and Steel (AIS) Waiver Reviews
  • Current Discount Rate for Cost-Effective Analysis
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • SFY 2023 Intent to Apply with Priority Evaluation & Ranking Formula (ITA/PERF) Deadline
  • We Work with Other Funding Sources
  • CWFP Energy Efficiency Priority Principal Forgiveness (Priority PF)
  • New Pump Assessment Offer from Focus on Energy
  • SFY 2022 SDWLP Funding List Available Online
  • Regular Principal Forgiveness (PF) is Now Referred to as General Principal Forgiveness (PF)
  • SFY 2022 CWFP and SDWLP Intended Use Plans (IUPs) Available Online
  • Private Lead Service Line (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

  • Construction Management Engineer (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 Principal Forgiveness (PF) Applications
  • Chapter ADM 35 Revision Process Started
  • SFY 2023 Intents to Apply (ITAs) and Priority Evaluation & Ranking Formulas (PERFs)
  • Helpful Tips for Completing Your Intent to Apply with Priority Evaluation & Ranking Formula (ITA/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 Principal Forgiveness (PF) Applications Due September 30
  • Draft CWFP Intended Use Plan (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
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Forms and Guidance Updates
  • Draft SDWLP SFY 2022 Intended Use Plan (IUP)
  • Private Lead Service Line (LSL) Replacement Program Update
  • New Section Chief: Becky Scott

Volume 10 Issue 04 04/26/2021

  • SFY 2022 SDWLP Application Deadline
  • CWFP SFY 2021 Readiness-to-Proceed Deadline
  • New Project Manager: Kate Leja-Brennan
  • 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 Lead Service Line (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 2022 Drinking Water Plans and Specs

Volume 10 Issue 01 01/20/2021

  • Lead Service Line (LSL) Project Priority List (PPL) and Available Funding
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Duke University SRF Survey
  • Switchboard Update
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Reminders
  • New Approved Water Rate Orders Due March 15
  • Engineering Report Compliance
  • Submit Facilities Plans Early for SFY 2022 CWFP Projects
  • SDWLP Executed Construction Contracts Due March 31
  • Wisconsin Projects Get Honorable Mention

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2020

Volume 9 Issue 11 12/07/2020

  • Lead Service Line (LSL) 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
  • Intent to Apply with Priority Evaluation & Ranking Formula (ITA/PERF) for SFY 2022
  • Online Submittal Authorization Certificates
  • WAMS ID and Switchboard Requests
  • Annual Discount Rate Updated for Cost-Effective Analysis
  • SFY 2021 CWFP Principal Forgiveness (PF) Priority Evaluation & Ranking Formula (PERF) Score Reevaluation Requests
  • Three New Project Managers: Ryan Atkinson, Blythe Cassidy, and Kevin Olson

Volume 9 Issue 09 09/08/2020

  • Private Lead Service Line (LSL) Replacement Program Update
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Interest Rates Fall in Fourth Quarter
  • Up To 30 Year Loan Terms
  • Davis Bacon Construction Categories
  • SFY 2021 CWFP Principal Forgiveness (PF) Applications Due September 30
  • Intent to Apply with Priority Evaluation & Ranking Formula (ITA/PERF) for SFY 2022
  • Online Submittal Authorization Certificates
  • WAMS ID and Switchboard Requests
  • Changes to SDWLP Priority Evaluation & Ranking Formula (PERF) Scoring Criteria for SFY 2022
  • CWFP Launches Pilot Projects Program to Fund Water Quality Trading and Other Projects
  • PSC Applications Due September 15

Volume 9 Issue 08 08/11/2020

  • Training Announcement for Private Lead Service Line (LSL) Replacement Funding Program
  • Staff Change: Meja Maka Retired
  • New SDWLP Coordinator: Greg Farmer
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • PSC Applications Due September 15
  • SFY 2022 Intent to Apply (ITA) Deadline November 2
  • Authorization Certificates Due October 23
  • WAMS ID and Switchboard Requests Due October 23
  • SFY 2021 CWFP Principal Forgiveness (PF) Applications Due September 30
  • Payment Options for Debt Service Invoices
  • Revised American Iron and Steel (AIS) Forms Available

Volume 9 Issue 07 07/08/2020

  • Submit Now: Application to Increase Water Rates
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Private Lead Service Line (LSL) Replacement Program Update
  • Draft CWFP Intended Use Plan (IUP) for SFY 2021 Posted
  • Construction Management Engineer (CME) Corner: Pre-Construction Meetings and the CME Role
  • SFY 2021 CWFP Principal Forgiveness (PF) Applications Due September 30
  • 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 Intended Use Plan (IUP) Coming Soon
  • Updates to New Private Lead Service Line (LSL) Replacement Program
  • Staff Change: Section Chief
  • Financial Report/Audit Submission Requirements
  • American Iron and Steel (AIS) Certification Letters
  • Visual Aids for Deadlines, Due Dates, and Timelines
  • Equipment Replacement Fund (ERF) and CMAR

Volume 9 Issue 05 05/05/2020

  • Lead Service Line (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 (ER) Process and Requirements

Volume 9 Issue 04 04/07/2020

  • Update Newly Elected Officials Contact Information
  • Draft SDWLP SFY 2021 Intended Use Plan (IUP)
  • New Private Lead Service Line (LSL) Replacement Program Coming This Fall
  • Setting Interest Rates
  • SDWLP Applications Due 6/30/20
  • CWFP Non-Principal Forgiveness (Non-PF) and Small Loans Program (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 (PPL) 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 (Non-PF) 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 (LSL) Program
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • SFY 2021 CWFP Project Priority List (PPL)
  • 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 Construction Management Engineer (CME)

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