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.
American Iron and Steel Stainless Steel Nuts and Bolts Waiver Expires February 23, 2020
This short-term waiver titled “National Product Waiver for Stainless Steel Nuts and Bolts used in Pipe Couplings, Restraints, Joints, Flanges, and Saddles for State Revolving Fund Projects” allows the use of non-domestically produced stainless steel nuts and bolts in bolting-type pipe couplings, restraints, joints, flanges, and repair saddles in iron and steel products for projects funded by EPA’s CleanWater and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds.
The final extension for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) short-term American Iron and Steel (AIS) waiver for stainless steel nuts and bolts expires on February 23, 2020. Non-domestically produced stainless steel nuts and bolts purchased prior to the waiver expiration date will meet the AIS requirements. The materials do not need to be received or installed prior to the expiration date, so they can be pre-purchased for installation at a future date.
Please keep copies of invoices and receipts for any stainless steel nuts and bolts purchased before February 23, 2020 to document that the materials were purchased prior to the waiver expiration. Any stainless steel nuts and bolts purchased after February 23, 2020 will need an associated project specific AIS certificate to show they comply with the AIS requirements.
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.