Coalition Comments to EPA RE: RFI on Products and Categories of Products Used in Water Infrastructure Programs
The organizations signed below collectively submit the following comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Request for Information: Products and Categories of Products Used in Water Infrastructure Programs. We appreciate the opportunity to share our perspective of this review as it relates to our construction materials. Though this request for information does not, on its face, directly address construction materials that our associations produce and are used in water infrastructure projects, we continue to encounter a lack of clarity on the applicability of the Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) to our construction materials among various federal agencies, states, and project sponsors. Since information obtained through this RFI will be supplied the USDA, USACE, FEMA, HUD, DOT, and Interior to assist their management of water infrastructure programs, we request inclusion in the information supplied to those federal entities of the exemption contained in Section 70917.