United States
                      Protection Agency
                      Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
June 1999
                      Brownfields Assessment
                      Demonstration  Pilot
                                                                 Anaheim, CA
 Outreach and Special Projects Staff (5101)
                   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
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 Anaheim for a
Brownfields Pilot. Anaheim is an ethnically diverse
city; its population of 296,586 is 38 percent Hispanic,
10 percent Asian, 2.5 percent African American and
48 percent Caucasian.  Sixty-four different languages
are spoken within the  city.

Anaheim has identified 11 brownfields sites in the
city: nine small sites and two large properties.  The
Pilot will target one of these large properties located
near three other cities' borders. The project area is
composed of two former landfills on 25 contiguous
acres.  From 1958-1960, Orange County used the
landfills for waste disposal, and in 1968 a mobile home
park occupied the property. The mobile homes were
relocated in 1985 after years  of complaints by
residents. A limited Phase II assessment conducted
in 1987 indicated soil and groundwater contamination.
The Pilot site  lies within the city's redevelopment
area, and has  been  identified as a key  site for
redevelopment due  to its  proximity to several
surrounding cities; it also represents one of the few
large development opportunities in the redevelopment
                     Date of Announcement:
                     June 1999

                     Amount: $200,000

                     Profile: ThePilottargetstwo
                     former landfills  on 25
                     contiguous acres in Anaheim's
                     Redevelopment Project Area.
  Anaheim, California

Community  Development
(714) 765-4300
 Regional Brownfields Team
 U.S. EPA - Region 9
     Visit the EPA Region 9 Brownfields web site at:

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


The city's overall goal is to clean up and redevelop
properties within the West Anaheim Commercial
Corridors Redevelopment Project Area (RPA). The
city has targeted the 25-acre Pilot site as the model
for future successful brownfields redevelopment within
the RPA. As the Pilot area also serves as a gateway
to several other surrounding cities, the City of Anaheim
recognizes  the  impact the Pilot  will have  on the
bordering cities of BuenaPark, Stanton and Cypress,
and plans to facilitate participation by those cities and
their communities.  Future uses under consideration
include new neighborhood facilities for the fire and
police departments, commercial development for
neighborhood shopping, and new low- and moderate-
income housing.


Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:

 Conducting an  environmental assessment at the
  target site to identify contamination and health risks,
  and conducting a geotechnical assessment;

 Identifying the  cleanup options  available  and
  preparing a cleanup plan; and

 Creating a community and business interaction plan
  to facilitate local participation.
The cooperative agreement for this Pilot has not yet been negotiated;
therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.
 Brownfields Assessment Demonstration Pilot                                                Anaheim, California
 June 1999                                                                          EPA500-F-99-157