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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 Grant

$300,000 for hazardous substances

$300,000 for petroleum

EPA has selected the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for a brownfields assessment coalition grant. Community-wide hazardous substances and petroleum grant funds will be used to conduct 57 Phase I and 26 Phase II environmental site assessments. Grant funds also will be used for community involvement activities and cleanup planning. Activities will target rural-based communities throughout Kansas. Coalition partners are the City of Chanute, Fort Scott/Bourbon County Riverfront Authority, and the City of Ottawa.

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 7 Brownfields Team
913-551-7357
EPA Region 7 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/region07/cleanup/brownfields/index.htm)

Grant Recipient: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
785-296-5519

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-13-152
May 2013
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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