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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 Grants

$200,000 for hazardous substances

$100,000 for petroleum

EPA has selected the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for two brownfields assessment grants. Community-wide hazardous substances grant funds will be used to conduct four Phase I and two Phase II environmental site assessments, and develop two Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) plans. Community-wide petroleum grant funds will be used to conduct two Phase I and one Phase II environmental site assessments, and develop one ABCA. Grant funds of both types will be used to create six community steering committees, and develop six redevelopment plans with input from the steering committees. Assessment activities will focus on mine-scarred lands within the Southwest Virginia Coalfield region, with an initial focus on the Towns of Honaker, Pocahontas, St. Paul, and Appalachia.

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: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA
540-231-5644

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-18-140
April 2018
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Land and
Emergency
Management (5105T)

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