Have you been seeing a lot of your projects requiring AIS compliant bolts, rods or nuts? Not sure what AIS means?
The American Iron and Steel (AIS) provision requires Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) assistance recipients to use iron and steel products that are produced in the United States. This requirement applies to projects for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public water system or treatment works.
It was originally started in 2014 and meant to last only a year but it has been renewed each year and in September 8, 2017, the President signed Public Law 115-56, the “Continuing Appropriations Act 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017″ which provides fiscal year 2018 partial-year appropriations through December 8, 2017. This law continues the requirement for the use of AIS products in DWSRF projects.
Not sure if your project or fasteners apply for an exemption from this Law?
There is no broad exemption for fasteners from the American Iron and Steel (AIS) requirements. Significant fasteners used in SRF projects are not subject to the waiver for projects and must comply with the AIS requirements. Significant fasteners include fasteners produced to industry standards (e.g., ASTM standards) and/or project specifications, special ordered or those of high value.
Atlanta Rod can manufacture your AIS compliant fasteners to your ASTM standards, project specifications, or special requirements – all while meeting the domestic criteria that allows you to be a AIS Drinking Water State Revolving Fund assistance recipient.
Consider us, Atlanta Rod for your next DWSRF or CWSRF project where you want American Iron and Steel Bolts, Rods or Nuts.