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  Nevada Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Back: Board For Financing Water Projects  
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About the Drinking Water State Revolving FundPassed by Congress in 1974 and amended in 1986 and 1996, the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) regulates the nation's public drinking water supply in order to protect public health. The Act authorizes EPA to set national health-based standards for contaminants in drinking water. Section 1452 of the 1996 SDWA Amendments authorized the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program to address the most pressing public health needs related to drinking water.

The DWSRF programs are founded upon the singular focus of assisting state drinking water programs and drinking water systems in meeting their responsibility to protect public health. The goal of Congress was to establish an innovative program that would assist in providing safe drinking water by helping water systems fund infrastructure upgrades and by improving their institutional capabilities. The DWSRF also helps states undertake activities to support their drinking water programs. The federal government annually provides money for the state to loan at below-market interest rates for qualifying improvements to drinking water system infrastructure.

In addition to providing low interest loans, the DWSRF uses targeted set-aside funds to address some of the key underlying conditions that affect drinking water systems' abilities to protect public health. The DWSRF set-aside funds provide the tools to create a more sustainable drinking water sector by improving system management, enhancing the technical skills of system operators, increasing efficiency, and improving source water protection. Programs funded with DWSRF Set-Asides:

In effect, DWSRF has the ability to address public health protection in two critical ways: by providing an accessible and affordable source of financing for necessary infrastructure improvements and by addressing underlying issues that impact a system's institutional capabilities.

Application Process

How do I apply for a loan?

Nevada Combined Drinking Water & Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Priority List Pre-application

Letter of Intent Form

Environmental Information Request Form

Loan Application Form

Program Authority

Statutory Authority - NRS 445A.200 - 445A.295

Program Regulations - NAC 445A.6751 - 445A.67644

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Workshop Notice
LCB File No. R099-14: The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 445A.270 establishes the authority of the State Environmental Commission to adopt regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions for the account for the revolving fund and the account for the set-aside program. The proposed regulation changes provide for general updates, language clarification, streamlining, organization, and cleanup. Proposed changes include added factors to the priority list ranking (NAC 445A.67569). Some of the additional factors will encourage sustainability by awarding additional points for capacity development. Other additions will better outline project types.

These regulation changes will not have an immediate or long-term adverse economic impact on the public or the business community. The proposed changes do not overlap, duplicate, or conflict with any regulations of other government agencies. The proposed changes do not include provisions which are more stringent than a federal regulation.

A workshop has been scheduled to solicit comments from persons interested in the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund proposed regulation changes:

10:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Bryan State Office Building
Great Basin Conference Room (4th Floor - South)
901 S. Stewart Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701

Members of the public may make oral comments at this workshop, if attending in person. Anyone wishing to submit written comments or documents should submit the material by September 23, 2014. Send correspondence to the following address: Michelle Stamates, Office of Financial Assistance, 901 S. Stewart St., Suite 4001, Carson City, NV 89701-5405. Comments may be submitted by FAX to (775) 687-9510. Questions regarding this notice, the workshop, or DWSRF issues may be directed to Daralyn Dobson at 775-687-9489 (ddobson@ndep.nv.gov) or Michelle Stamates at 775-687-9331 (mstamate@ndep.nv.gov).

Reasonable accommodation will be made for members of the public who are disabled and wish to attend the workshop. If special arrangements are necessary, please notify the Office of Financial Assistance at 775-687-9436, at least 24 hours prior to the date of the workshop.

Workshop Notice       

Review information about Nevada programs funded under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Frequently Asked Questions & Guidance Documents

What are the loan terms?

Who is eligible?

What projects are eligible?

What projects are not eligible?

How do I apply for a loan?

Other programs funded by DWSRF


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