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AIS-Certified GA Industries valves are available when it's necessary to comply with federal requirements.We have many in stock and are ready to provide the information you need for "hassle-free" submittals. See the complete list of GA Industries AIS-Certified valves.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 included an American Iron and Steel (AIS) requirement. The recipients of assistance from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) are required to use iron and steel products that are produced in the United States for projects that involve the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public water system or treatment works. All processes, starting with the melting of the raw materials through coatings, have to be done in the US.

The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 (WIFIA) established the WIFIA program, a federal credit program administered by EPA for eligible water and wastewater infrastructure projects. WIFIA borrowers are required to use iron and steel products produced in the United States. Guidance developed for compliance with AIS requirements for EPA’s DWSRF programs applies to projects receiving WIFIA credit assistance.

In the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (Section 746 Division A of Title VII) the AIS requirement was extended to recipients of assistance from the USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Water and Environmental Program (WEP). WEP assistance recipients are required to use iron and steel products that are produced in the United States for projects for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of water and waste infrastructure executed beginning after May 5, 2017 (enactment of the Act) and subsequent statutes mandating domestic preference.

If you have any questions about AIS compliance — or any other regulatory requirements associated with water and wastewater projects — don’t hesitate to contact us.

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