AGC The Pipeline
www.agc.orgDecember 18, 2015
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Utility Infrastructure Division Leadership
Chair
Dragan Stojanovic
Norair Engineering Corp.
Landover, MD
Vice Chair
Trey Pebley
Foremost Paving, Inc.
Elsa, TX
Immediate Past Chair
Jason Dennis
Griffith Company
Brea, CA
On the Inside
Infrastructure Funding
Big Cuts to SRF Programs Averted in FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations Legislation
Damage Prevention
FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 811 “Call Before You Dig” Changes
Environment
Government Watchdog Finds EPA Violated Law with Grassroots Campaign in Favor of its Own Rule
Air, Water, Waste: Environmental Rules to Watch in 2016
Infrastructure Funding
Big Cuts to SRF Programs Averted in FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations Legislation
 

Earlier this year in both the House and Senate versions of the standalone Interior/Environment appropriations legislation (which contains funding for the EPA and its SRF programs), the SRF programs received deep cuts (25 percent and 23 percent respectively). As in previous years, neither bill was considered on the floor, and final appropriations were wrapped into a larger omnibus appropriations legislation at the end of the year. In previous versions of this scenario, the House would cut the SRFs drastically and the Senate would not, and then when the larger omnibus was passed, there would be no cuts or small reductions. This year was the first time that both House and Senate proposed large cuts, increasing the chances that larger cuts would be coming. 

When the final legislation was unveiled, funding levels for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund were set at $1.39 billion, and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund at $863 million, which represents a total cut of 4 percent to the SRF programs. Work now will begin in the early parts of 2016 to begin to secure funding for the SRF programs for FY 2017, with Republican leaders and the new speaker promising to run through the regular order appropriations process. AGC will be continuing to advocate for increases to the SRF programs in particular and water/wastewater funding in general.

For more information, contact Scott Berry at (703) 837-5321 or berrys@agc.org   Return to Top

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