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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 Grants

$200,000 for hazardous substances
$200,000 for petroleum

EPA has selected the Bear Paw Development Corporation of Northern Montana for two brownfields assessment grants. Community-wide hazardous substances and petroleum grant funds will be used to conduct 12 Phase I and nine Phase II environmental site assessments. Grant funds also will be used to develop nine sampling and analysis plans, and to conduct cleanup planning and community outreach activities. The focus of assessments will be on Hill, Chouteau, Blaine, Liberty, and Phillips Counties, as well as the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, all in north central Montana.

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 8 Brownfields Team
(303) 312-6706
EPA Region 8 Brownfields Web site (http://www2.epa.gov/region8/brownfields-region-8)

Grant Recipient: Bear Paw Development Corporation of Northern Montana
406-265-9226

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-14-036
May 2014
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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