Lincoln West Haymarket Joint Public Agency, Lincoln, NE
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.
$400,000 for hazardous substances
EPA has selected the City of Lincoln West Haymarket Joint Public Agency for two brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up the former Scrap Metal Recycling Facility located at 550 N Street, and the Jaylynn Former Manufactured Gas Plant and Lumber Yard located at 660 N Street. The former scrap metal recycling facility site also has been used for bulk oil storage and railroad operations, and is contaminated with volatile organic compounds, heavy metals, and PCBs. The former manufactured gas plant site also has been used as a lumber yard and scrap metal recycling facility, and is contaminated with volatile organic compounds 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 7 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 7 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/region07/cleanup/brownfields/index.htm)
Grant Recipient: City of Lincoln West Haymarket Joint Public Agency, NE
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.