Water: Clean Water Financing
Allotment Formula for Clean Water Act Section 106 Funds; Amendment
EPA has amended 40 CFR 35.162 to authorize the Agency to distribute separately a portion of grant funds devoted to specific water pollution control programs (under section 106 of the Clean Water Act). It provides EPA the flexibility to use different state allocation formulae in order to target specific water pollution control elements, such as water quality monitoring. The specific water pollution control elements will be determined by EPA based on a review of the President’s budget, Congressional conference reports, and/or appropriation acts. The amendment applies only to those portions of Section 106 funds which have been targeted in EPA’s appropriations process for specific water pollution control elements. The remaining Section 106 funds will continue to be allotted in accordance with current allotment formulae used by the Agency.