North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission, Sullivan County, MO
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.
$98,300 for hazardous substances
EPA has selected the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission for a brownfields cleanup grant. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up eight parcels of land located along the East Locust Creek in Sullivan County. This land is expected to be part of the future 2,235-acre East Locust Creek Reservoir, which will address the acute water shortage in Sullivan County and its adjacent county neighbors. The site was historically used for residential, agricultural, and commercial purposes and currently is vacant. Contamination at the site includes PCBs, metals, and inorganic contaminants. 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/region7/cleanup/brownfields)
Grant Recipient: North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission
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.