DEQ Schedules Public Meeting on the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund State Fiscal Year 2018 Intended Use Plan

For Immediate Release: May 17, 2017

Contact: Erin Hatfield, (405) 702-7119

The Water Quality Division of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a public meeting on Monday, June 19, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. in the DEQ Office Building, 2nd Floor Training Room, at 707 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City. This meeting will be held to answer questions and receive public input on the SFY 2018 IUP, the Priority Ranking System, and the Project Priority List (PPL) for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The IUP outlines uses for federal funds allocated to Oklahoma and lists the projects as ranked for funding by the Priority Ranking System.

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund was made possible by the passage of the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996. The act authorized funds to be used by states to establish a revolving loan fund to address drinking water infrastructure needs and correct other water system deficiencies that might result in violations of drinking water standards. Federal law requires the public be given the opportunity to comment on the proposed plan.

A copy of the draft plan will be available on the DEQ website at: https://www.deq.ok.gov/water-quality-division/public-water-supply/dwsrf/. A copy may also be obtained by contacting Vicki Reed by phone at (405) 702-8100, or by E-mail at Vicki.Reed@deq.ok.gov, or by mail at Water Quality Division, DWSRF Section, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 1677, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1677. A copy of the draft plan may be reviewed on the eighth floor of the DEQ offices, at 707 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The comment period will remain open until July 19, 2017. For more information on this public meeting call Vicki Reed at: (405) 702-8100.

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