Rely on Red Valve for Your AIS Projects
The American Iron and Steel (AIS) provision requires Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) assistance recipients to use iron and steel products that are produced in the United States. This requirement applies to projects for the construction, alteration maintenance, or repair of a public water system or treatment works.
From the “BUY AMERICAN” Mandate - as quoted from the AIS Certification:
“Unless otherwise stipulated, only steel and manufactured products produced in the United States shall be used by the contractor, subcontractor, materialmen, and suppliers in performance of the work.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) previously granted a waiver that allowed Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) assistance recipients to skirt this issue. The waiver was extended for a” third and final” time in February, 2018 for another 18 months, after which, it will not be renewed. The EPA document can be viewed at: https://www.epa.gov/cwsrf/final-18-month-extension-national-product-waiver-stainless-steel-nuts-and-bolts-august-24-2018
Red Valve Company is pleased to report that we are compliant to American Iron and Steel (AIS) stipulations. When the waiver eventually expires, you can be confident specifying Red Valve and Tideflex® products, as all of the iron and steel hardware components are “poured and cast” in the United States. This includes all rings and clamps used in our Tideflex® and CheckMate™ UltraFlex® Check Valves. You can always “Rely on Red Valve” for all of your AIS-required projects.