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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

$400,000 for hazardous substances

$200,000 for petroleum

EPA has selected Wise County for a brownfields assessment coalition grant. Community-wide hazardous substances grant funds will be used to conduct 10 Phase I and five Phase II environmental site assessments, and prepare five cleanup plans. Community-wide petroleum grant funds will be used to conduct five Phase I and four Phase II environmental site assessments, and prepare three cleanup plans. Grant funds of both types also will be used to prioritize brownfield sites and hold public meetings. Assessment activities will focus on mine-scarred lands within the Guest River Watershed. Coalition partners are the Towns of Wise and Coeburn, and the City of Norton.

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 3 Brownfields Team
215-814-5524
EPA Region 3 Brownfields Web site (https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfields-and-land-revitalization-delaware-maryland-pennsylvania-virginia-west)

Grant Recipient: Wise County, VA
276-328-2321

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-18-147
April 2018
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Land and
Emergency
Management (5105T)

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