EPA Announces New DWSRF Allocations
EPA has released the revised Drinking Water State Revolving Fund allocations that tell what share of annual appropriations each state will get in fiscal years 2002 through 2005.
As detailed in the May 18 Federal Register, the new allocations are based on the 1999 Needs Survey, which found states need $139 billion over the next 20 years to meet SDWA regulations and generally ensure delivery of safe water.
Allocations range from a low of 1 percent for 22 states to a high of 10.24 percent for California. Based on this year's budget request of $823.2 million for the DWSRF program, those percentages amount to $7.8 million and $79.8 million, respectively.
States share the amount left over after EPA sets aside funds for certain national programs, which for fiscal year 2002 will amount to $30 million for operator certification expense reimbursement, $12.4 million for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages, and $2 million to support unregulated contaminant monitoring if Congress appropriates the amount requested.