EPA continues to post information on their website regarding American Iron and Steel (AIS) waivers including requests and waivers that have been approved and denied. The updated site makes it much easier to track these decisions. One of the most recent actions was a proposed extension of the Short-Term National Product Waiver for Stainless Steel Nuts and Bolts used in Pipe Couplings, Restraints, Joints, Flanges and Saddles for State Revolving Fund Projects issued on January 28, 2016 for a 15-day comment period.

WWEMA submitted a short memo supporting the extension and recommending that it be made permanent. Other WWEMA commenters included JCM Industries. WWEMA will continue to follow the waiver process and work with WWEMA members who are experiencing issues with interpretation and application of the provisions. For assistance, contact Vanessa at vanessa@wwema.org