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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. On January 11, 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act. Under the Brownfields 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 petroleum

EPA has selected the City of Scottsburg for a cleanup grant. The cleanup grant will target the Scott County Manufacturing Facility property, a 55,000-square-foot facility that has produced automotive parts and other products since 1964. The facility is on ten acres of land. The city plans to involve the community and the media in planning meetings throughout the cleanup and redevelopment process.

Community Description

The City of Scottsburg was selected to receive a cleanup grant. The city has targeted an industrial site adjacent to a plastics manufacturer that would like to expand operations and redevelop the target site. Redevelopment is needed in this small community with a household median income that is 27 percent lower than the rest of the state. Unemployment is also higher in Scottsburg than it is statewide, and 15 percent of the residents live in poverty. Cleanup and redevelopment of the targeted property could create up to 215 jobs for the community and encourage the reuse of other underused industrial sites in Scottsburg. It also will help preserve the rural, agricultural character of the community by providing an alternative to greenspace development.

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 5 Brownfields Team
(312) 886-7576
EPA Region 5 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/R5Brownfields)

Grant Recipient: Scottsburg, IN, City of
(812) 288-4624

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 500-F-03-181
June 2003
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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