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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.

Cleanup Grant

$200,000 for hazardous substances

EPA has selected the City of Pine Bluff for a brownfields cleanup grant. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up the Downtown 601 Main site at 601 South Main Street. This .315 acre site was used as a gasoline service station in downtown Pine Bluff. In 2010, all structures on the site were demolished and an unregistered waste oil tank was removed; however, former service islands attached to underground piping and severely cracked concrete surfacing remain. Contamination at the site includes arsenic, barium, chromium, selenium, and other metals. Grant funds also will be used to conduct community involvement activities.

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 6 Brownfields Team
(214) 665-3172
EPA Region 6 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/region6/6sf/brownfields/index.html)

Grant Recipient: City of Pine Bluff, AR
870-543-1820 ext 227

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-14-140
May 2014
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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