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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.

Cleanup Grant

$200,000 for hazardous substances

EPA has selected the Pelzer Heritage Commission for a brownfields cleanup grant. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up the former Upper Pelzer Mill located at the intersection of Smythe and Stevenson Streets. The 13.4-acre cleanup site is a former cotton textile mill, which was constructed in the late 1800s and operated under various owners until 2001. The property was sold in 2003 to Greenlight Enterprises, which began salvaging and razing the mill, and later donated the site to the city in 2013. Today, only one warehouse remains on the now vacant property. The site is contaminated with metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and inorganic contaminants. Grant funds also will be used to develop a community involvement plan and to support community outreach activities.

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 4 Brownfields Team
404-562-8604
EPA Region 4 Brownfields Web site (https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfields-and-land-revitalization-alabama-florida-georgia-kentucky-mississippi-north-0)

Grant Recipient: Pelzer Heritage Commission, SC
864-243-9120

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-18-095
April 2018
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Land and
Emergency
Management (5105T)

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