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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.

Assessment Grants

$200,000 for hazardous substances

$200,000 for petroleum

EPA has selected the Saint Paul Port Authority for two brownfields assessment grants. Community-wide hazardous substances grant funds will be used to perform two Phase I and two Phase II environmental site assessments. Petroleum grant funds will be used to perform three Phase I and three Phase II environmental site assessments. Grant funds also will be used to support cleanup planning and community involvement activities.

Cleanup Grants

$400,000 for hazardous substances

EPA has selected the Saint Paul Port Authority for two brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up Beacon Bluff Parcel 3-Central (P3-C) at 900 Bush Avenue and Parcel 3-North (P3-N) at 881 Bush Avenue. Both sites were used for industrial and commercial purposes from the late 1800s through 2009. Soil and groundwater at both sites are contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, diesel range organics, and volatile organic compounds. Grant funds also will be used to support community involvement 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 5 Brownfields Team
(312) 886-7576
EPA Region 5 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/R5Brownfields)

Grant Recipient: Saint Paul Port Authority, MN
(651) 224-5686

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.

May 2012
United States
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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