Atlantic City, 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 City of Atlantic City for two brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up the South Boulevard Promenade site at South Boulevard and North Raleigh Avenue. The one-acre site is undeveloped land that became contaminated with heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and organic contaminants when contaminated historic fill was used to raise the elevation of the site and surrounding area. Petroleum grant funds will be used to clean up the Riverside Business Park site located along North Riverside Drive and Absecon Boulevard. The 11-acre site was home to multiple gas stations and restaurants, and a steel manufacturing facility was located on the central portion of the property. The site soil is contaminated with metals, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, and volatile organic compounds. Grant funds also will be used to conduct community involvement 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://www.epa.gov/region2/brownfields)
Grant Recipient: City of Atlantic City, 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.