United States
                       Protection Agency
                       Washington, D.C.  20460
 Solid Waste
 and Emergency
 Response (5101)
 EPA 500-F-00-173
 May 2000
                       Brownfields  Job Training
                       and Development
                       Demonstration  Pilot
                                             City of Long Beach, CA
 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 Long Beach for a
Brownfields  Job  Training  and Development
Demonstration Pilot. The City of Long Beach is the
recipient of a Brownfields Assessment Pilot and a
Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund Pilot. The
City of Long Beach (population 442,000) is located on
the Pacific coast, 20 miles south of the City of Los
Angeles. The Job Training Pilotwill focus on the state
Enterprise Zone, which is the largest such area in the
state, including approximately 26 square miles and
over 10,000 businesses. The city-wide poverty rate is
approximately 17 percent; however, the poverty rate
among minorities is higher, at approximately 27

The City of Long Beach has identified  four major
brownfields areas and  numerous,  scattered,
environmentally impacted sites. Three Brownfields
Assessment Pilots (City of Los Angeles, City of
Carson, and City of Lynwood) are located near the
City of Long Beach's assessment pilot. In the State
of California, environmental and hazardous waste
employment opportunities are increasing. However,
contractors do not have enough certified workers to
Date of Announcement:
May 2000
Amount: $100,000
Prof He: The Pilot will train 150
participants as environmental
technicians. Students will be
recruited from low-income resi-
dents and TAN F recipients liv-
ing in thestate Enterprise Zone,
which encom passes the im pov-
erished neighborhoodseconomi-
cally impacted by numerous,
scattered brownfields.
City of Long Beach
Regional Brownfields Team
U.S. EPA - Region 9
     Visit the E PA Region 9 Brownfields web site at:

   Forfurtherinformation,includingspecific Pilot contacts,
 additional Pilot information, brownfields news and events, and
 publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site at:

meet the cleanup  challenges posed by the many
contaminated  sites awaiting  cleanup in the  area.
Workers possessing hazardous materials training and
certification are expected to be in high demand.


The City of Long Beach plans to train 150 participants,
achieve a 55 percent placement rate, and support
career placement of graduates for one year after the
training is completed. Participants will be recruited
from residents of the Enterprise  Zone  receiving
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
and other residents with incomes  at or below the
poverty level. The Pilottraining program will consist
of 15  weeks of customized pre-apprenticeship
instruction, including construction, selected hands-on
projects, and the 40-hour HAZWOPER training,
including training in the use of innovative assessment
and cleanup technologies. An advanced environmental
testing program will be available for selected students.

The City of Long  Beach's training efforts will be
supported by organizations such as the City of Long
Beach  Private Industry Council,  Long  Beach
Community  College,  Advanced Technology
Laboratories, University of California-Los Angeles,
Long  Beach Redevelopment Agency, Women in
Non-Traditional Employment Roles, and California
Department of Transportation. Program graduates
will be provided the opportunity to earn 10 college


Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:

 Conducting outreach to recruit low-income residents
  of the Enterprise Zone, particularly those receiving
  Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF);

 Conducting brownfieldstechniciantraining,including
  courses in the use of innovative assessment and
  cleanup technologies; and

 Supporting career placement of students for one
  year after the job  training is completed.

The cooperative agreement for this Pilot has not yet been negotiated;
therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.
 BrownfieldsJob Training and Development Demonstration Pilot                                 City of Long Beach, California
 May 2000                                                                           EPA500-F-00-173