Wyoming County Economic Development Authority, WV
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.
$142,680 for hazardous substances
$57,320 for petroleum
EPA has selected the Wyoming County Economic Development Authority for a brownfields cleanup grant. Hazardous substances and petroleum grant funds will be used to clean up the former Lusk Lumber property, now referred to as the Barkers Creek Industrial Park. Abandoned since 2000, the 10.9-acre property is located on State Route 10 in the small community of Tralee. Prior to 1979, a coal tipple was located on the site, followed by a pressurized wood treatment facility from 1979 to 1990. The site was last used by a painting company and for equipment and truck storage by a solid waste collection company. Shallow soil is contaminated with heavy metals and petroleum. Grant funds also will be used to involve the community through public meetings.
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 3 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 3 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/bf-lr/)
Grant Recipient: Wyoming County Economic Development Authority
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.