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January 22, 2020

ACEC, Chamber Urge WRDA Reauthorization, Expansion of QBS to State Revolving Fund Projects

ACEC, Chamber Urge WRDA Reauthorization, Expansion of QBS to State Revolving Fund Projects

ACEC has joined with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other stakeholders in urging Congress to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) before it expires on September 30.

In a letter sent to the leadership of both the House Committee on the Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, the stakeholders call on Congress to “build on the improvements of recent WRDA reauthorizations to expand opportunities for private investment to supplement, not replace, public investment, and focus on projects to modernize America’s waterways and water infrastructure.”

The letter calls for expanding Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) to Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) projects, reauthorizing the (SRF), allowing the contracting of professional services, and acting on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Click here to view the letter


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