The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment by July 27 on a proposed six-month waiver of Build America, Buy America (BABA) requirements for certain types of projects receiving funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This is in addition to proposed waivers the agency announced earlier this year for certain projects receiving funding under the state revolving loan fund (SRF) and Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) programs. EPA posted the proposed waiver online . Comments must be sent to BABA-OW@epa.gov . The programs in question have not been subject to the American Iron and Steel requirements with which the SRFs and WIFIA programs must comply. Therefore, those programs need time to transition to such domestic preference rules, the agency said. These programs include the following: Reducing Lead in Drinking Water Grant Program Voluntary School and Child Care Program Lead Testing and Remediation Grant Program Clean Water and Drinking Water Grants to U.S. Territories and District of Columbia Small and Disadvantaged Community Grants Program, including Emerging Contaminants and Drinking Water Infrastructure Resilience & Sustainability Drinking Water Infrastructure Grant – Tribal Set-Aside (and any associated Interagency Agreements with the Indian Health Service) Congressionally Directed Spending/Community Project Funding (aka Community Grants) Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grants National Estuaries Program Geographic Programs (Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Chesapeake Bay, San Francisco Bay, Puget Sound, Long Island Sound, Gulf of Mexico, South Florida, Lake Champlain, Lake Pontchartrain, Southern New England Estuaries, Columbia River Basin, Pacific Northwest) Clean Water Indian Set-aside (and any associated Interagency Agreements with the Indian Health Service) 319 Nonpoint Source Management Program Implementation Gulf Hypoxia Program U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementing Legislation Alaska Native Villages and Rural Communities Water Grant Program (ANV) (and any associated Interagency Agreements with the Indian Health Service) Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Programs In June, EPA sought comments on a proposed waiver for projects receiving funds through the SRFs under the IIJA if engineering plans and specifications had been submitted by May 14, the day BABA took effect. In May, the agency sought comments on a proposed waiver for projects receiving funding from WIFIA under IIJA if design plans were initiated by May 14. AWWA supported the WIFIA proposal and said the SRF proposal should match it because many projects were co-funded by an SRF and WIFIA. Questions can be directed to Tommy Holmes , AWWA’s legislative director, or Nate Norris , AWWA’s senior legislative analyst.