Economic Guidance for Water Quality Standards
2021 Financial Capability Assessment for Clean Water Act Obligations
On January 12, 2021, EPA signed a federal register notice finalizing the 2021 Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) for Clean Water Act (CWA) Obligations. It was not published in the Federal Register and is undergoing review in accordance with the Regulatory Freeze Pending Review Memorandum that White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain issued on January 20, 2021.
- January 12, 2021 Prepublication Federal Register Notice: 2021 Financial Capability Assessment Guidance for Clean Water Act Obligations
Workbook and Worksheets
- Interim Economic Guidance for Water Quality Standards: Workbook (pdf) This guidance is for use by states and EPA regional offices in considering economics at various points in the process of setting or revising water quality standards.
Spreadsheet Tools to Evaluate Economic Impacts
The purpose of these spreadsheets is to help states, tribes, and stakeholders implement the recommendations in EPA's Interim Economic Guidance for Water Quality Standards, Workbook (1995). The spreadsheets supplement the guidance by guiding the user through the necessary calculation steps to successfully implement the guidance recommendations.