2013 Assessment, Cleanup and Revolving Loan Fund
Camden Redevelopment Agency, NJ
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.
$200,000 for hazardous substances
$200,000 for petroleum
EPA has selected the Camden Redevelopment Agency for two brownfields assessment grants. Community-wide hazardous substances grant funds will be used to conduct six Phase I and three Phase II environmental site assessments. Petroleum grant funds will be used to conduct six Phase I and five Phase II environmental site assessments. Funds from both grants also will be used to conduct community outreach activities.
$600,000 for hazardous substances
EPA has selected the Camden Redevelopment Agency for three brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up Lots 7, 8, and 9 of the Harrison Avenue Landfill, located at the corner of East State Street and Harrison Avenue. Each of the three lots is larger than nine acres and fronts the Delaware River. The 83-acre dump site was owned by the city from 1952 to 1971. The site is currently vacant and not in active use. Environmental issues at the site include soil and groundwater contamination and landfill gas. The primary contaminants of concern in soil are chlorinated volatile organic compounds. Grant funds also will be used to conduct community outreach activities.
Revolving Loan Fund Grant
$608,439 for hazardous substances
$391,560 for petroleum
EPA has selected the Camden Redevelopment Agency for a brownfields revolving loan fund grant. The grant will be used to capitalize a revolving loan fund from which the Camden Redevelopment Agency will provide loans and subgrants to support cleanup activities for sites contaminated with hazardous substances and petroleum. The Agency anticipates granting four hazardous substances and five petroleum loans, and three hazardous substances and three petroleum subgrants. Grant funds also will be used to market and manage the RLF and conduct community outreach activities.
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 2 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 2 Brownfields Web site (http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-2)
Grant Recipient: Camden Redevelopment Agency, NJ
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.