On May 28, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 171 communities will receive 264 Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) grants totaling $67 million in EPA brownfields funding. These funds will give communities like High Point, NC and businesses like Congress Street Hill Property, LLC of Belfast, ME a chance to return economic stability to under-served and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods through the assessment and clean-up of abandoned industrial and commercial properties. The City of High Point will use community-wide assessment funds to conduct Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments for both hazardous substances and petroleum. Congress Street Hill Property, LLC will access brownfields cleanup grant funds to remediate the Old Waldo County Jail site which has environmental concerns including inorganic contaminants, metals and PCBs.
View the full list of FY 2014 brownfield award recipients here.
Does your community have properties that require assessment or remediation? If so, you should learn more about EPA’s Brownfields Program by visiting www.epa.gov/brownfields/.