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Program implementation details are outlined in the governing administrative codes and statutes: §§ 281.58 and 281.59 and 281.61, Wis. Stat., and chs. NR 162 and 166, Wis. Adm. Code.

The Environmental Loans staff publish the electronic newsletter to alert customers of upcoming Clean Water Fund Program (CWFP) and Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) deadlines; to highlight program changes and state/federal regulation changes; and to provide assistance on topics that need clarification.

2020

Volume 9 Issue 06 06/10/2020

  • Market Rate for Next Quarter
  • Project Expenditures Over 18 Months Old
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • CWFP IUP Coming Soon
  • Updates to New Private LSL Replacement Program
  • Staff Change: Section Chief
  • Financial Report/Audit Submission Requirements
  • AIS Certification Letters
  • Visual Aids for Deadlines, Due Dates, and Timelines
  • Equipment Replacement Fund and CMAR

Volume 9 Issue 05 05/05/2020

  • LSL Applications Due in September
  • Multiple Projects and Data Entry
  • Last Closing Date for SFY 2020 SDWLP Loans
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Contract Documents: Overview of Submittal Requirements
  • Contract Dates and Disbursements
  • The Small Loans Program (SLP)
  • SDWLP Environmental Review Process and Requirements

Volume 9 Issue 04 04/07/2020

  • Update Newly Elected Officials Contact Information
  • Draft SDWLP SFY 2021 IUP
  • New Private LSL Replacement Program Coming This Fall
  • Setting Interest Rates
  • SDWLP Applications Due 6/30/20
  • CWFP Non-PF and SLP Applications
  • Intermunicipal Agreements
  • Map of Loan Recipients Updated

Volume 9 Special Issue 03 03/26/2020

  • COVID-19 Update from the DNR's Environmental Loans Program
  • Emergency Change to Market Rate

Volume 9 Issue 02 03/11/2020

  • Market Rate Reduced to 2.800%
  • $1M Water Resource Recovery Prize
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Get Ready to Get the Lead Out! New Program Will Be Announced Soon
  • SDWLP SFY 2021 Project Priority List Available
  • SDWLP Coordinator Change
  • Avoid Delays with Early Plan and Spec Submittals
  • CWFP SFY 2020 Readiness-to-Proceed Deadline
  • SFY 2020 CWFP Non-Principal Forgiveness Application Deadline
  • Municipal Elections April 7th: Update New Officials' Contact Information
  • Loan Closing Schedule and Required Documentation

Volume 9 Issue 01 02/11/2020

  • New Lead Service Line Program
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • SFY 2021 CWFP Project Priority List
  • DOA Tip: Interim Financing and Filing
  • Drinking Water System Database
  • Correction: Annual Discount Rate is 3.375 percent for Cost-Effective Analysis
  • Submit Facilities Plans Early for SFY 2021 CWFP Projects
  • 2020 Disbursement Schedule
  • SFY 2020 CWFP Readiness-to-Proceed Deadline
  • Map of Counties Served by Each CME

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2019

Volume 8 Issue 07 12/05/2019

  • Stainless Steel Nuts and Bolts Waiver Extension Expires February 24, 2020
  • Market Rate for Next Quarter
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • SFY 2021 Intents to Apply and Project Priority Lists
  • Holiday Office Closures
  • Funding List for SFY 2020 CWFP Available Online
  • Milwaukee MSD, Jones Island, and Green Infrastructure Tour
  • Summary of User Satisfaction Survey Results for the Online Application System
  • Final 2019 Disbursement Requests
  • Annual Discount Rate Updated for Cost-Effective Analysis
    • Correction: The DNR has updated the discount rate for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020, which applies to facility plans beginning on or after October 1, 2019, to 3 3/8 percent (3.375%), which should be used until the rate's annual update occurring in October 2020.
  • EPA Recognizes Wisconsin Projects with PISCES and AQUARIUS Awards

Volume 8 Issue 06 10/18/2019

  • Market Rate Lowered to 3.000%
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • MHI and Its Relation to Funding
  • October 31, 2019 Deadline for SFY 2021 ITAs
  • Authorization Certificates Due October 25, 2019
  • WAMS ID and Switchboard Requests Due October 25, 2019
  • Detailed Project Scope Description
  • Optional Loan Repayment Method via Online LGIP Account
  • Leveraging of the SDWLP
  • SFY 2020 SDWLP Funding List Available

Volume 8 Issue 05 08/23/2019

  • Submit Application to Increase Water Rates Now
  • DOA Email Tip
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • SFY 2020 CWFP PF Applications Due September 30, 2019
  • New Website for Wage Determinations
  • SFY 2021 Intent to Apply Due October 31, 2019
  • Online Submittal Authorization in Effect Until Revoked
  • Federal Equivalency and SDWLP Projects
  • SFY 2020 SDWLP Draft Funding List
  • Executive Order on Buy-American
  • Staff Update and New Loan Project Managers

Volume 8 Issue 04 06/21/2019

  • Market Rate Lowered to 3.200%
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Revised Forms Available
  • Wire Transfer Fees
  • June 30, 2019 Deadline for SDWLP SFY 2020 Applications
  • Draft SDWLP SFY 2020 IUP
  • SFY 2020 SDWLP PF Points for DNR-Approved Asset Management Plans & Public Water System Partnerships
  • Lead ALE
  • New Log Out Button
  • Upload Correct Document Type
  • Staff Updates
  • How to Subscribe To and Unsubscribe From E-Bulletins

Volume 8 Issue 03 04/15/2019

  • Update New Officials' Contact Information
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Staffing Update, Michelle Eis
  • Loan Project Manager Recruitment
  • Federal Equivalency Form 8700-215 Under Revision
  • Revised Disbursement Form 8700-215 Available
  • AWI Act - Recent Federal Legislation Impacting SRFs

Volume 8 Issue 02 03/18/2019

  • Market Rate Unchanged at 3.600%
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Source Capacity and Water Main Age Eligibilities
  • Municipal Elections April 2nd
  • CWFP SFY 2020 Project Priority List Published
  • Submit Facilities Plans for SFY 2020 CWFP Projects Early
  • Avoid Delays with Early Plan Submittals
  • Loan Document Upload Requirement
  • Due Date of First Request for Disbursement
  • Federal Equivalency Projects
  • EPA HQ News Release: PFAS Action Plan
  • Visit Us at WRWA Conference
  • New CWFP Coordinator, Lisa Bushby
  • CME Corner: New CME, Charlie Cameron
  • Project Manager Recruitment

Volume 8 Issue 01 02/15/2019

  • SFY 2020 PPLs
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Wisconsin DOA Staffing Updates
  • Online Application Survey Coming Soon!
  • Visit us at the WRWA Annual Technical Conference
  • Our Section Statement

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2018

Volume 7 Issue 11 12/04/2018

  • Market Rate Changes to 3.6%
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Funding List for SFY 2019 CWFP Available Online
  • SFY 2020 Project Priority Lists
  • Mike Blodgett Retiring
  • WIIN Act - Recent Federal Legislation Impacting SRFs
  • New Project Manager Supervisor, Matt Marcum
  • New DOA Deputy Capital Finance Director, Aaron Heintz
  • DNR Office Closures for Holidays
  • Visual Aids for Deadlines, Due Dates, and Timelines
  • Final 2018 Disbursement Deadline
  • New 7-Week Loan Closing Schedule

Volume 7 Issue 10 11/13/2018

  • Annual Discount Rate Update for Cost-Effective Analysis
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Final 2018 Request for Disbursement
  • Staff Change - Samantha Jordt
  • Dates DNR is Closed for Holidays

Volume 7 Issue 09 10/15/2018

  • SFY 2019 CWFP PF PERF Score Reevaluation Requests Due Oct. 31st
  • SFY 2020 ITAs Due October 31, 2018
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • DNR Offices Closed on Holidays
  • Revised Land Ownership and Easement Rights Webpage
  • SFY 2020 Online Submittal Authorization Certificates
  • Due October 31st - SFY 2020 ITAs
  • Final Funding List for SFY 2019 SDWLP Available Online
  • Submit SFY 2020 ITAs by October 31, 2018 for Customer-Side LSL Projects
  • Update on PF and Funding for FSP Development
  • Submit Water Rate Case Applications to PSC Now
  • Apply for PSC Construction Authorization Now
  • SDWLP ITAs and PERF Scoring Trends

Volume 7 Issue 08 09/11/2018

  • 3.4% Market Rate for Next Quarter
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Final Extension of Short-Term AIS National Product Waiver
  • Use CTRL+F Command to Search
  • Future Enhancement: Post-Application Document Uploads
  • Submit Water Rate Case Applications to PSC by September 15, 2018 for SFY 2019 SDWLP projects
  • CWFP Priority PF
  • SFY 2019 CWFP PF Applications Due October 1, 2018
  • SDWLP ITA/PERF Score Evaluations
  • SFY 2019 SDWLP Draft Funding List Available Online
  • SFY 2020 ITAs/PERFs Due October 31, 2018
  • Authorization Certificates for SFY 2020 Online Submittals
  • Signatures Reminder

Volume 7 Issue 07 08/14/2018

  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Environmental Loans Section Works with Other Funding Sources
  • USDA RD Has Funding Available
  • Changes for Helping Financially Disadvantaged Municipalities
  • SFY 2019 CWFP Hardship Funding List
  • CWFP Online Application Reminders
  • SFY 2020 ITA/PERF Online Submittals
  • SFY 2020 Online Submittal Authorization Certificate
  • Signatures Reminder
  • SFY 2019 CWFP Priority PF Points for Regionalization, Phosphorus Reduction, and Energy Efficiency Projects
  • Streamlining the SDWLP PERF Scoring Process
  • PSC Data Requests Are Standard
  • PSC Water Rate Increase
  • PSC Construction Authorization
  • CME Corner: Pre-Construction Meetings and the CME Role
  • Jim Ritchie is New Environmental Loans Section Chief
  • Use Most Current Forms
  • How Do I Know If I'm Using the Newest Version of a Form?
  • ArcGIS Interactive Map of Loan Recipients

Volume 7 Issue 06 07/10/2018

  • CWFP Online Applications
  • CWFP SFY 2019 IUP
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • SDWLP Reminders
  • SDWLP SFY 2019 IUP
  • SFY 2019 SDWLP PF Points for DNR-Approved Asset Management Plans and Public Water System Partnerships
  • Lead ALE
  • Visual Aids for Deadlines, Due Dates, and Timelines
  • Ask EL: What goes into an ERF?
  • Robin Schmidt Retiring
  • 3.4% Market Rate
  • New SLP Interest Rates
  • Frank Frassetto is the State Director for USDA RD in Wisconsin
  • New Project Manager: Noah Balgooyen

Volume 7 Issue 05 06/15/2018

  • Special E-Bulletin on SFY 2019 SDWLP PF Points
  • Department-Approved Asset Management Plans - required materials due to DNR by August 1, 2018
  • Public Water Supply Partnerships - executed partnership agreements and required materials due to DNR by August 1, 2018

Volume 7 Issue 04 06/05/2018

  • Draft CWFP SFY 2019 IUP Available for Public Comment until June 19, 2018
  • Coming Soon! Special E-Bulletin on SDWLP SFY 2019 IUP PF Points & Criteria Within the Next Week
  • Online Submittal System for Applications
  • CWFP Online Applications and Reminders
  • SDWLP Online Applications and Reminders
  • Lead ALE
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Market Rate for Next Quarter is 3.400%
  • Wire Transfers and PF
  • CME Corner: Reminder on How to Apply for AIS Waiver
  • U.S. EPA AIS Training Follow-Up and Webinar
  • U.S. EPA Site Visits and AIS Compliance
  • SDWLP Environmental Review Process
  • Summary of Customer Survey Results

Volume 7 Issue 03 05/01/2018

  • AIS Training
  • SDWLP Reminders
  • Municipal Election Results
  • CME Corner: Welcome, Dave Andruczyk
  • Online Application System Updates
  • Lead ALE
  • Ask EL: What is Adaptive Management?
  • Upcoming Deadlines

Volume 7 Issue 02 03/12/2018

  • Market Rate Change to 3.400%
  • Customer Survey Deadline
  • Municipal Elections April 3rd
  • PSC LSL Replacement
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Clarifying FSP Eligible Costs
  • FSP Forms Available Online
  • Submit Facilities Plans for SFY 2019 CWFP PF Projects Early
  • Interim Financing 101
  • AIS Training In Person or Via Webcast on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • CME Corner: CME Hiring Status
  • Focus on Energy Services & Incentives
  • Online Application Reminders
  • Lead ALE
  • Ask EL: What is needed on the miscellaneous costs budget line?
  • USDA RD Retirements

Volume 7 Issue 01 01/31/2018

  • SFY 2019 PPLs Available
  • SFY 2019 Online Applications
  • Disbursements Visual-Aid Calendar
  • Current Market Rate: 3.20%
  • Tips from DOA: Being Fiscally Conservative Can Help in the Long Run
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Annual Discount Rate Update for Cost-Effective Analysis
  • Submit Facilities Plans for SFY 2019 CWFP Projects Early
  • FSP Forms Update
  • CME Corner: Engineer Recruitment
  • Steve Ohm Retiring
  • New Project Manager: Lisa Bushby
  • Heads Up! EPA AIS Trainings
  • Customer Survey Coming Soon!
  • U.S. EPA SRFs 30 Year + 20 Year Milestone
  • LSL Replacement Team Won "Team of the Year" Award

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Disclaimer of guidance: This document is intended solely as guidance and does not contain any mandatory requirements except where requirements found in statute or administrative rule are referenced. Any regulatory decisions made by the Department of Natural Resources in any matter addressed by this guidance will be made by applying the governing statutes and administrative rules to the relevant facts.

Last revised: Wednesday June 10 2020