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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. The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002, as amended by the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2018, was passed to help states and communities around the country clean up 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 Grant

$351,000 for hazardous substances

$249,000 for petroleum

EPA has selected the City of Idaho Falls for a brownfields assessment coalition grant. Community-wide hazardous substances grant funds will be used to conduct 10 Phase I and nine Phase II environmental site assessments, and prepare two reuse plans. Community-wide petroleum grant funds will be used to conduct six Phase I and five Phase II environmental site assessments, and prepare two reuse plans. Grant funds of both types also will be used to inventory and prioritize sites, and support community outreach and area-wide planning activities. Assessments will be conducted in the Idaho Falls Metropolitan Area, which consists of Idaho Falls, Ammon, Iona, and unincorporated areas of Bonneville and Jefferson Counties. The city's coalition partners are the Idaho Falls Redevelopment Agency and the Bonneville Metropolitan Planning Organization.

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 10 Brownfields Team
206-553-7299
EPA Region 10 Brownfields Web site (https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfields-and-land-revitalization-washington-idaho-oregon-and-alaska)

Grant Recipient: City of Idaho Falls, ID
208-612-8278

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-560-F-18-059
April 2018
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Land and
Emergency
Management (5105T)

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