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.
$264,625 for hazardous substances
$135,375 for petroleum
EPA has selected the City of Greenville for two brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances and petroleum grant funds will be used to clean up the former Imperial Tobacco Outparcel Property and the former Imperial Tobacco Warehouse Property, both located at 710 Atlantic Avenue. The parcels are part of a larger property that operated as a tobacco processing plant from about 1900 to 1977. It used coal as a source of power until 1929, switching to fuel oil until operations ceased. Two above-ground and underground storage tanks remain on the property. Surface and subsurface soil in the vicinity of the tanks has been impacted by total petroleum hydrocarbons and heavy metals. Grant funds also will be used to support 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 4 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 4 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/region4/rcra/bflr/brownfields.html)
Grant Recipient: City of Greenville, North Carolina
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.