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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 Waterbury Development Corporation for two brownfields assessment grants. Community-wide hazardous substances grant funds will be used to conduct seven Phase I and seven Phase II environmental site assessments and support community outreach activities, including health monitoring, in the target areas. Petroleum grant funds will be used to conduct four Phase I and four Phase II environmental site assessments and continue an outreach program to explain assessment results and discuss cleanup planning. The Corporation intends to target sites in two neighborhoods in the Central City Brownfields Corridor.

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: Waterbury Development Corporation, CT
(203) 346-2607 ext 103

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-12-021
May 2012
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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