United States
                   Protection Agency
                   Washington, D.C.  20460
 Solid Waste
 and Emergency
 Response (5101)
EPA 500-F-00-093
May 2000
                   Brownfields Assessment
                   Demonstration  Pilot
                                                                  Frankfort, Ml
 Outreach and Special Projects Staff (5105)
                    Quick Reference Fact Sheet
EPA's Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative is designed to empower states,  communities, and other
stakeholders in economic redevelopment to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and
sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield is a site, or portion thereof, that has actual or perceived contamination and
an active potential for redevelopment or reuse. EPA is funding:  assessment demonstration pilot programs (each funded
up to $200,000 over two years), to assess brownfields sites and to test cleanup and redevelopment models; job training
pilot programs (each funded up to $200,000 over two years), to provide training for residents of communities affected
by brownfields to facilitate cleanup of brownfields sites and prepare trainees for future employment in the environmental
field; and, cleanup revolving loan fund programs (each funded up to $500,000 over five years) to capitalize loan funds
to make loans for the environmental cleanup of brownfields. These pilot programs are intended to provide EPA, states,
tribes, municipalities, and communities with useful information and strategies as they continue to seek new methods
to promote a unified approach to site assessment, environmental cleanup,  and redevelopment.

EPA has selected  the  City of Frankfort for  a
Brownfields Pilot.   Frankfort is  a small, rural
community  of 1,500 residents that historically has
been a lumber-producing community, a shipping port,
and an agricultural center for fruit distribution. As the
city has moved into the twenty-first century, it is
transitioning from its rural roots to a scenic waterfront
resort and tourist community.

Potential redevelopment property involves both
waterfront and upland sites that historically have been
usedfor commercial, industrial, or landfill operations.
Some of these areas are physical eyesores, and most
have environmental stigmas associated with previous
use. Unknown levels of environmental contamination
exist on many of these properties, and some of the
properties have the potential to impact surface water
and potable water.  Several  sites are known to be
contaminated with  documented releases to
groundwater.  In addition, Frankfort has several
historic orchard properties within its city limits. Due
to the potential presence of agrichemicals in surficial
soils, these properties are potential brownfields sites.
    Frankfort, Ml
Date of Announcement:
May 2000

Amount: $200,000

Profile: The Pilot targets up
to eight sitesonwaterfrontand
upland areas that  have
historically been used for
commercial, industrial, or
landfill operations and on
historic orchard properties.
City of Frankfort Brownfield
Redevelopment Authority
 Regional Brownfields Team
 U.S. EPA-Region 5
     Visit the EPA Region 5 Brownfields web site at:

   Forfurther information, including specific Pilot contacts,
 additional Pilot information, brownfields newsand events, and
 publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site at:


Frankfort's long-term goal is to proceed with selective
redevelopment and growth that enhances its resources
and contributes to its  overall economic well-being
while still maintaining its rural, smalltown character.
Frankfort aims to establish  financial means and a
process by which potential brownfields sites may be
characterized and assessed with the goal of moving
underutilized, unwanted, and/or vacant properties to
economic and public reuse.


Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:

 Conducting site characterization and assessment
  activities on up to eight potential brownfields;

 Assessing the potential for environmental impact
  on  residential development  from historic
  agrichemical usage;

 Planning cleanup activities at the targeted sites; and

 Conducting community education and outreach
  activities at the targeted sites.

The cooperative agreementforthis Pilot has not yet been negotiated;
therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.
 Brownfields Assessment Demonstration Pilot                                                    Frankfort, Ml
 May2000                                                                          EPA 500-F-00-093