Emeryville, CA                                                         Greenbelt Project            U.S. EPA              ...
Speakers      Stephanie Metz                      Sara Russell                        Mary GoolieBrownfields Project Manag...
Agenda•   Overview of brownfields: benefits of    Brownfields reuse and the reclamation    process•   Overview of EPA Brow...
Brownfield Statue 2002• January 11, 2002 - Small Business  Liability Relief and Brownfields  Revitalization Act• The Brown...
Brownfields DefinitionReal property, where theexpansion or reuse maybe complicated by thepresence or potentialpresence of ...
Benefits of Brownfields Revitalization•   Increases local tax            •     Prevents sprawl    base                    ...
Types of Sites• Sites contaminated with  hazardous substances• Sites contaminated with  petroleum• Co-mingled sites       ...
Hazardous Substance SitesExamples: • Plating Shops • Auto Shops • Salvage Yards • Dry Cleaners • Mine Scarred Lands • Ille...
Petroleum Sites•Examples:• Gas Stations• Fuel Terminals• Tank Farms• Oil Fields                   U.S. Environmental Prote...
All sites go through the same basic process:• Identify the problem• Determine nature and extent of release• Evaluate poten...
Getting Started:• Begin with the end in mind!• Identify and target a specific area• Determine if there is already aplan or...
Elements of Brownfields Revitalization                    Local Stakeholders                                              ...
EPA Brownfields Grants                           Belmar Mixed Use Redevelopment: Lakewood, CO                    Now      ...
Assessment GrantsBrownfield Funding                                                  Revolving Loan                       ...
Types of Assistance        GRANTS                    CONTRACTS                               • Targeted Brownfields       ...
Who can Apply?• Governmental Entities• Tribal Government with the exception of  Alaska federally recognized tribes (exclud...
FY2012 Applications• EPA received 920 grants from 554  applicants totaling $263.3M in requests• EPA awarded 219 grants at ...
Assessment Grants•   Inventory of sites                          $200 - $400K• Phase I & Phase II assessments• Reuse, clea...
Community-Wide vs.        Site-Specific AssessmentsStudy Area(corridor and/orredevelopment area)                U.S. Envir...
Assessment Coalitions        up to $1 Million*• Group of 3 or more eligible  entities submit proposal under  one coalition...
Cleanup Grants                   $200K/per site• Funding for clean up  activities• Phase II completed• Sole (fee simple ti...
Revolving Loan Fund (RLF)                $1 Million• Make low interest loans  and subgrants to  carryout cleanup  activiti...
Area Wide Planning Grant EPA program to provide planning   assistance (not for site assessment or   cleanup) Assistance ...
Workforce Development                  $300K• 2-year grant• Example training  courses:    40-hr. HAZWOPER    Lead/Asbest...
Targeted Brownfield Assessments      Not a Grant – EPA Contract• Rolling Application• EPA Contractors to do  Assessments• ...
FY13 Timeline• August 2012: Guidelines available*• Fall 2012: Proposals Due• April - May 2012: Awards Announced• June-Aug ...
Grant Guidelines Resources• August Webinars  www.epa.gov/region9/brownfields• TABEZ www.tabez.org• EPA www.epa.gov/brownfi...
Contact Information       EPA Region 8 Brownfields Contacts http://www.epa.gov/region8/brownfields/bfcont.html       EPA R...
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Brownfields Program and Grant Overview

  1. 1. Emeryville, CA Greenbelt Project U.S. EPA Before and After Brownfields Program FY 12 Brownfields 101 WebinarIf you are calling in:Call-in: 1-866-299-3188 or 1-706-758-1822 (outside US)Access Code: 5762106383#
  2. 2. Speakers Stephanie Metz Sara Russell Mary GoolieBrownfields Project Manager Brownfields Grants Manager Brownfields Projects Manager EPA Region 8 EPA Region 9 EPA Region 10 (303) 312-6184 (415) 972-3218 (907) 271-3414 Metz.stephanie@epa.gov russell.sara@epa.gov goolie.mary@epa.govwww.epa.gov/region8/brownfields www.epa.gov/region9/brownfields http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/clean up.nsf/sites/bf U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2
  3. 3. Agenda• Overview of brownfields: benefits of Brownfields reuse and the reclamation process• Overview of EPA Brownfields Grants• Question and answer• This is not a comprehensive introduction to Brownfields• This is not a grant proposal guidelines training session 3 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  4. 4. Brownfield Statue 2002• January 11, 2002 - Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act• The Brownfields Law amended the Superfund law• Provides funds to assess and clean up brownfields• Clarified liability protection for new owners who are not responsible for contamination U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 4
  5. 5. Brownfields DefinitionReal property, where theexpansion or reuse maybe complicated by thepresence or potentialpresence of hazardoussubstances, petroleumproducts or property thatis a mine-scarred land Emeryville before redevelopment 5 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  6. 6. Benefits of Brownfields Revitalization• Increases local tax • Prevents sprawl base • Supports cleaner air• Promotes Jobs • Reduces environmental and• Utilizes existing health risks infrastructure • Improves quality of• Brings real estate back life and preserves into productive use cultural values U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 6
  7. 7. Types of Sites• Sites contaminated with hazardous substances• Sites contaminated with petroleum• Co-mingled sites U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 7
  8. 8. Hazardous Substance SitesExamples: • Plating Shops • Auto Shops • Salvage Yards • Dry Cleaners • Mine Scarred Lands • Illegal Drug Labs Kapolei, HI - Oahu Sugar Company pesticide mixing plant U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 8
  9. 9. Petroleum Sites•Examples:• Gas Stations• Fuel Terminals• Tank Farms• Oil Fields U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 9
  10. 10. All sites go through the same basic process:• Identify the problem• Determine nature and extent of release• Evaluate potential risks to public health andthe environment and threats to water qualityposed by the release• Set cleanup goals• Select an appropriate remedy• Implement the remedy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 10
  11. 11. Getting Started:• Begin with the end in mind!• Identify and target a specific area• Determine if there is already aplan or vision for the target area Liability or Asset?•Develop your team/taskforce/steering committee based on It depends on a number ofwho has an interest in the area factors including basic real estate•Analyze the challenges and principles such as location, visibility, access, traffic flowopportunities AND environmental conditions. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 11
  12. 12. Elements of Brownfields Revitalization Local Stakeholders Cleanup and Determine Prioritize Conduct Liability or Asset? Leverage revitalize to Identify environmental funding reuse goals brownfields brownfields productive assessments resources reuse EPA’s Grants and Tools U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 12
  13. 13. EPA Brownfields Grants Belmar Mixed Use Redevelopment: Lakewood, CO Now Peanut Mine Cleanup: Crested Butte, CO Then… Then… Now Former Rail Yard: Evanston, WY U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 13
  14. 14. Assessment GrantsBrownfield Funding Revolving Loan Fund Grants Up to $200 Million* Cleanup Grants Job Training Grants $50 Million Brownfields Targeted States & Tribes Assessments State & Tribal Response *25% For Petroleum Program Grants U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 14
  15. 15. Types of Assistance GRANTS CONTRACTS • Targeted Brownfields Assessments• Upcoming RFP: • Assessment Grants • Cleanup Grants • Revolving Loan Grants• Separate RFP: • Area Wide Planning • Workforce Development Grants 15
  16. 16. Who can Apply?• Governmental Entities• Tribal Government with the exception of Alaska federally recognized tribes (excluding Metlakatla Indian Community)• Non-Profit (clean up grants)• Must own property for Clean Up Grants – but not be responsible party U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 16
  17. 17. FY2012 Applications• EPA received 920 grants from 554 applicants totaling $263.3M in requests• EPA awarded 219 grants at $58.9M U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 17
  18. 18. Assessment Grants• Inventory of sites $200 - $400K• Phase I & Phase II assessments• Reuse, cleanup plans and community outreach• Petroleum & Hazardous Substances combined into one application• Can ONLY apply for 1 site-specific assessment grant & must have completed Phase I U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 18
  19. 19. Community-Wide vs. Site-Specific AssessmentsStudy Area(corridor and/orredevelopment area) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 19
  20. 20. Assessment Coalitions up to $1 Million*• Group of 3 or more eligible entities submit proposal under one coalition partner name• Must assess a minimum of 5 sites• Coalition members are NOT eligible to apply for additional, individual Community-wide or Site-specific assessment grants• *Final amount may change for Before/After Coalition Assessment FY13 Project in Michigan U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 20
  21. 21. Cleanup Grants $200K/per site• Funding for clean up activities• Phase II completed• Sole (fee simple title) site ownership when applying• Not responsible party• Ownership after AAI compliant Phase 1• ABCA complete U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 21
  22. 22. Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) $1 Million• Make low interest loans and subgrants to carryout cleanup activities only• Coalitions may apply U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 22
  23. 23. Area Wide Planning Grant EPA program to provide planning assistance (not for site assessment or cleanup) Assistance given for: - advancing an ongoing local planning process, - developing a brownfields area-wide plan, and - identifying next steps and resources needed to implement the plan …within a brownfields-impacted area such as a neighborhood, district, corridor, etc 23
  24. 24. Workforce Development $300K• 2-year grant• Example training courses:  40-hr. HAZWOPER  Lead/Asbestos Certs  Soil and water sampling  Intro Phase I assessment  10-hr OSHA Safety Training U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 24
  25. 25. Targeted Brownfield Assessments Not a Grant – EPA Contract• Rolling Application• EPA Contractors to do Assessments• Work can include: Inventories, Phase 1, Phase 2, Clean Up Plans Hwy 99 Corridor Study 2011 Fresno, CA 6 miles long inventory of BF sites U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 25
  26. 26. FY13 Timeline• August 2012: Guidelines available*• Fall 2012: Proposals Due• April - May 2012: Awards Announced• June-Aug 2012: Workplans finalized award of grants U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 26
  27. 27. Grant Guidelines Resources• August Webinars www.epa.gov/region9/brownfields• TABEZ www.tabez.org• EPA www.epa.gov/brownfields• Check back on CluIn site for additional resources we’ve already uploaded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 27
  28. 28. Contact Information EPA Region 8 Brownfields Contacts http://www.epa.gov/region8/brownfields/bfcont.html EPA Region 9 Brownfields Contactshttp://www.epa.gov/region9/brownfields/contacts.html EPA Region 10 Brownfields Contactshttp://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/cleanup.nsf/1a16218b78d 8c4d58825674500015b42/9722e62faaec4b708825 70620064acda!OpenDocument 28 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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