ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York State is slated to receive $428,072,000 in 2022 via the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funding, supplied via EPA’s State Revolving Fund (SRF) applications, will work to improve New York’s getting old water infrastructure and deal with challenges reminiscent of lead and PFAS contamination.
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In a letter despatched to Governor Kathy Hochul, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan urged New York to deal with environmental burdens in traditionally underserved communities throughout the state.
“With President Biden’s leadership and congressional action, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has created a historic opportunity to correct longstanding environmental and economic injustices across America,” stated Regan. “As leaders, we must seize this moment. Billions of dollars are about to start flowing to states and it is critical that EPA partners with states, Tribes, and territories to ensure the benefits of these investments are delivered in the most equitable way.”
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EPA stated it’s going to allocate $7.4 billion to states for 2022, with almost half of the funding accessible as grants or principal forgiveness loans that take away boundaries to investing in water infrastructure in underserved communities.
This allocation is the primary of 5 years of almost $44 billion in devoted SRF funding that states will receive via the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
PFOAs have been discovered in Petersburgh, Hoosick Falls, and most not too long ago, Poestenkill. Settlements for the contaminations have been reached in Petersburgh and Hoosick Falls.