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Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center

2021 Financial Capability Assessment for Clean Water Act Obligations

A pre-publication of the 2021 Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) for Clean Water Act (CWA) schedule development is available. The 2021 FCA advances the ability of communities to more accurately demonstrate the financial burdens they face and increases the transparency of EPA’s considerations as it endeavors to consistently apply FCA methodologies across the country. 

PRE-PUBLICATION NOTICE. The Director of EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management signed the document linked below on January 12, 2021, and EPA is submitting it for publication in the Federal Register (FR). This document is not disseminated for purposes of EPA's Information Quality Guidelines and does not represent an Agency determination or policy. While we have taken steps to ensure the accuracy of this Internet version of the document, it is not the official version. Please refer to the official version in a forthcoming FR publication, which will appear on the Government Printing Office's govinfo website ( It will also appear on ( in Docket No. EPA–HQ–OW–2020-0426. Once the official version of this document is published in the FR, this version will be removed from the Internet and replaced with a link to the official version.

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