United States
                   Protection Agency
                   Washington, D.C.  20460
 Solid Waste
 and Emergency
 Response (5101)
 EPA 500-F-00-106
 May 2000
   \>EPA  Brownfields Assessment
                   Demonstration  Pilot
                                                               Mansfield,  OH
 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 Mansfield (population
50,000) for a Brownfields Pilot.  Located in the
Appalachian Hills of north-central Ohio, Mansfield is
a regional transportation hub with two U.S. highways,
one state highway, two maj or railroads, and a regional
airport. During the nineteenth century, the railroad
facilitated a large industrial expansion in the area.
However, in the late 1970sand early 1980s, economic
growth dwindled and manufacturing  declined
dramatically, resulting in the loss of more than 1,000
j obs. The current unemployment rate is 9 percent and
the poverty rate is 17.8 percent.

Since the late 1980s, the city has been working to
revitalize the area. The city's "PR Project— Path to
Revitalization," a linear redevelopment zone, has
been targeted for potential redevelopmentthat includes
a mix of light and heavy manufacturing brownfields
properties. The city hopes that redeveloping these
brownfields sites will have a positive impact on the
vitality of the surrounding communities and restore
the city's tax base.
  Mansfield, OH
Date of Announcement:
May 2000

Amount: $200,000

Profile: The Mansfield Pilot
approximately 60 additional
cleanup and redevelopment
plans for  three targeted
brownfields in the city's "PR
Project" redevelopmentzone.
 City of Mansfield, Ohio        Regional Brownfields Team
 (419)755-9794             U.S. EPA - Region 5
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Mansfield's  primary  objectives are to assess,
categorize, and rank approximately 60 brownfields to
determine the  extent  of the  contamination and
redevelopment options and to conduct assessments at
three targeted brownfields sites located within the
"PR Project." The three targeted sites are a former
chrome plating facility, a spent foundry sand landfill,
and an iron casting foundry.


Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:

• Assessing, categorizing, and ranking approximately
 60 brownfields to determine possible contaminants
 and redevelopment potential;

• Conducting Phase I and Phase  II environmental
 assessments at the three targeted brownfields sites;

• Developing cleanup and redevelopment plans for
 the targeted brownfields sites; and

• Conducting outreach activities in the communities
 surrounding the targeted sites to  encourage public

The cooperative agreementforthis Pilot has not yet been negotiated;
therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subjectto change.
 Brownfields Assessment Demonstration Pilot                                                   Mansfield, OH
 May2000                                                                         EPA 500-F-00-106