San Pablo, CA
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.
$600,000 for hazardous substances
EPA has selected the City of San Pablo for three brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up Sites A, B, and C at the former Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) Rail Yard on Rumrill Boulevard between Chesley Avenue and Sutter Street. The property was used as a maintenance support facility by a railway company until the 1980s, and was then used for manufacturing, silver recovery, and vegetable oil production. The city plans to redevelop the site into the Rumrill Sports Park. All three sites are contaminated with heavy metals and PCBs. Grant funds also will be used to develop a community outreach plan.
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 9 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 9 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/region9/brownfields)
Grant Recipient: City of San Pablo, CA
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.