Information Session; Stakeholder Input on Implementation of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is convening an information and stakeholder input session in Washington, DC on December 8, 2014. The purpose of the session is to discuss implementation of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 (WIFIA). WIFIA is an innovative financing mechanism for water-related infrastructure of national or regional significance. It was signed into law on June 11, 2014. EPA will be providing an overview of the statute, assistance options and terms, and suggesting ideas for implementing the program. The agency would like participants to discuss project ideas and potential selection criteria; opportunities, challenges and questions about implementation; and future stakeholder engagement. The intended audience is municipal, state and regional utility decision makers; private finance sector representatives; and other interested organizations and parties.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Montana Second 10-Year Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan for Billings
EPA is proposing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Montana. On July 13, 2011, the Governor of Montana's designee submitted to EPA a second 10-year maintenance plan for the Billings area for the carbon monoxide (CO) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This maintenance plan addresses maintenance of the CO NAAQS for a second 10-year period beyond the original redesignation. EPA is also proposing approval of an alternative monitoring strategy for the Billings CO maintenance area, which was submitted by the Governor's designee on June 22, 2012.