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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.

Multi-Purpose Pilot Grant

$400,000 for petroleum
($200,000 for assessment; $200,000 for cleanup)

EPA has selected the City of Tampa for a brownfields multi-purpose pilot grant. Petroleum grant funds will be used to assess and clean up the Encore Retail Expansion site located at 1103 N. Nebraska Avenue. Past uses of the site include an automotive repair shop, fueling station, and junk yard storage facility. Assessment grant funds will be used to conduct and report on geophysical, soil, and groundwater investigations of the site. Cleanup grant funds will be used to prepare a cleanup plan, clean up source material at the site, and prepare engineering and institutional control documents. The site is expected to be redeveloped as a grocery-store-anchored neighborhood retail center.


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 4 Brownfields Team
(404) 562-8789
EPA Region 4 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/region4/rcra/bflr/brownfields.html)

Grant Recipient: City of Tampa, FL

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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