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.
$550,000 for hazardous substances
$200,000 for petroleum
EPA has selected the City of Oroville for three brownfields assessment grants. Community-wide hazardous substances grant funds will be used to inventory and prioritize sites, conduct five Phase I and two Phase II environmental site assessments, and support community outreach activities. Community-wide petroleum grant funds will be used to conduct the same tasks at sites with potential petroleum contamination. Site-specific hazardous substances grant funds will be used to conduct a Phase II environmental site assessment at the former Las Plumas Lumber Facility located at 1245 Oro Dam Boulevard. Beginning in the 1920s, the site operated as a wood processing and treatment facility and has been abandoned since 1999. Site-specific hazardous substances grant funds also will be used for cleanup planning and 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 9 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 9 Brownfields Web site (https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfields-and-land-revitalization-california-arizona-nevada-and-hawaii)
Grant Recipient: City of Oroville, CA
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.