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American Iron and Steel Requirement - Waiver Request Process

Each local entity that receives CWSRF and/or DWSRF water infrastructure financial assistance is required to use American made iron and steel products in the construction of its project. However, if the recipient can justify a claim made under one of the categories below, a waiver may be granted. Until a waiver is granted by EPA, the AIS requirement must be adhered to as described in the Act.

How to Request a Waiver

General Steps:

  1. Community prepares the waiver request and submits it to the State SRF. The request should include project specifications for the product.
  2. State SRF reviews and submits the request to EPA.
  3. EPA posts the waiver request for public comment for 15 days (see the Waiver Requests Received by EPA tab).
  4. EPA provides a response and posts it on the website.