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EPA Brownfields Program

EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. In 2002, the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act was passed to help states and communities around the country cleanup and revitalize brownfields sites. Under this law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through four competitive grant programs: assessment grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup grants, and job training grants. Additionally, funding support is provided to state and tribal response programs through a separate mechanism.

Assessment Grants

$200,000 for hazardous substances

$200,000 for petroleum

EPA has selected the Town of Sanford for two brownfields assessment grants. Community-wide hazardous substances grant funds will be used to conduct five Phase I and four Phase II environmental site assessments. Community-wide petroleum grant funds will be used to conduct five Phase I and five Phase II environmental site assessments. Funds from both grants will be used to support community outreach activities. The town plans to focus its assessment efforts in the Mill Yard area.

Cleanup Grants

$200,000 for hazardous substances

$200,000 for petroleum

EPA has selected the Town of Sanford for two brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up the CGA, Incorporated, property at 229 New Dam Road. The site includes large, unsecured waste piles from facilities that operated at the site. Contaminants of concern include heavy metals that have impacted soils, surface water, and groundwater. Petroleum grant funds will be used to clean up the future Sanford Transportation Center property at Millyard Road, Map J29, Lot 17E. The 0.9-acre site is located in the center of a historical textile mill complex. It has been contaminated by the release of fuel oil from an adjacent property. Soil and groundwater contaminated with petroleum pose a threat to the adjacent Mousam River. Funds from both grants also will be used to support community outreach activities.

Contacts

For further information, including specific grant contacts, additional grant information, brownfields news and events, and publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/brownfields).

EPA Region 1 Brownfields Team
617-918-1429
EPA Region 1 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/region01/brownfields/)

Grant Recipient: Town of Sanford, ME

Cleanup Grant:
(207) 324-9150

The information presented in this fact sheet comes from the grant proposal; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of this information. The cooperative agreement for the grant has not yet been negotiated. Therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.


 
EPA-560-F-12-042
May 2012
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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