State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan
The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) and the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) have prepared the Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Intended Use Plans (IUP). These IUPs include a list of drinking water, wastewater treatment, nonpoint source and pollution abatement projects to be considered for a design and engineering or construction loan or grant from funds the Commonwealth expects to receive from the Federal FY 2018 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) programs.
In accordance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines on the development of the IUPs, a public meeting has been scheduled for July 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Auditorium, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA. This meeting is scheduled for the purpose of receiving comments from the public regarding the Federal FY 2018 IUPs. Interested persons are invited to express their views on the narrative portion of the IUPs, the DWSRF set-aside work plan or the priority rating or ranking of projects on the IUPs. Persons wishing to offer comments at the public meeting should contact the Division of Municipal Facilities at the address or telephone number listed at the end of this notice or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m. on July 11, 2018. When written statements are prepared and will be submitted at the meeting, speakers will be asked to restrict the oral portion of the statement to a summary of the written comments.
It is not necessary to appear at the public meeting to present comments on the narrative portion of the IUPs, the set-aside work plan or the PPLs. Interested persons may also submit written comments to the Department through Monday, July 30, 2018. Commentators are encouraged to submit electronic comments using the Department's eComment site. Written comments can be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com or by mail to the Policy Office, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063. Use "Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds" as the subject line in written communication.
The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) manages the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Programs in Pennsylvania. These programs, combined with other sources of federal and state money, fund the eligible costs associated with the acquisition, construction, improvement, expansion, extension, repair, rehabilitation or security measures of all or part of any facility or system, whether publicly or privately owned:
- For the collection, treatment or disposal of wastewater, including industrial waste;
- For the supply, treatment, storage or distribution of drinking water; and
- For the control of pollution associated with storm water runoff or any other innovative stormwater management techniques developed to comply with the Clean Streams Law or identified in the county-prepared watershed plans or as identified in the Pennsylvania's Nonpoint Source Management Program Update as required under section 319(b) of the Clean Water Act.
One of the federal requirements for both the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Programs is the development of an Intended Use Plan each year as part of the EPA grant application. This plan describes how PENNVEST intends to use the grant funding for that federal fiscal year. These plans are drafted and released for public comment on an annual basis. Above is the most current Intended Use Plan for each program.
Another federal requirement is the creation and ongoing maintenance of a Project Priority List (PPL) using a ranking system for the prioritization of projects for funding. The PPL is a compilation of projects and their relative ranking. The most current ranking system for drinking water, wastewater, and nonpoint source projects and the project priority lists are also above.
Richard A. Wright, P.E.
Municipal Finance Section
Division of Municipal Facilities
P.O. Box 8774
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774