&EPA
                   United States
                   Environmental
                   Protection Agency
                   Washington, D.C. 20460
                           Solid Waste
                           and Emergency
                           Response (5101)
      EPA 500-F-98-230
      July 1998
                                 Assessment
Demonstration  Pilot
                                 Long  Beach,  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. Since 1995, EPA has funded more than 200 Brownfields Assessment
Demonstration Pilots, at up to $200,000  each, to support creative two-year explorations and demonstrations of
brownfields solutions. The Pilots 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.
BACKGROUND

EPA has selected the City of Long Beach for a
Brownfields Pilot. Long Beach (population 424,000)
has identified four major brownfields areas  and
numerous smaller environmentally impacted sites
throughout the City.   Long Beach plans to develop
one of the targeted brownfields sites into a sports
park.

The Pilot's targeted site is a 56-acre property that is
an extension of Long  Beach into the City of Signal
Hill.  The area has been the site of oil and gas
production, waste and debris disposal, trash separation
facilities, and other light and medium industries.  The
sports park stands to be a focus for the widespread
application of cleanup standards, elimination ofblight,
and expansion of development in the area. Residents
in this area are 79% minority, and21%live in poverty.
Contamination at the targeted site has halted previous
redevelopment efforts, including an automall in 1988,
a retail center in  1991, a warehouse in 1994, and a
race track in 1996.
                             PILOT SNAPSHOT
                                  Long Beach,
                                   California
                           Contacts:

                           Department of Parks,
                           Recreation and Marine
                           City of Long Beach
                           (562)570-3126
  Date of Announcement:
  July 1998

  Amount: $200,000

  Profile: The Pilot targets
  a brownfield property in
  the City of Long Beach for
  assessment, cleanup, and
  redevelopment into a
  sports park to improve
  environmental conditions at
  the site and to stimulate
  the area economy.
Regional Brownfields Team
U.S. EPA-Region 9
(415)744-2237
                                                    Visit the EPA Region 9 Brownfields web site at:
                                                 http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/brown/index.html

                                                  Forfurtherinformation, including specific Pilot contacts,
                                                additional Pilot information, brownfields news and events, and
                                                 publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site at:
                                                      http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/

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OBJECTIVES

The  Pilot's  long-term objective is  to  improve
environmental conditions  at the targeted site and
stimulate the surrounding economies of both Long
Beach and Signal Hill. The Pilot program will provide
a model for successful brownfields redevelopment in
Long Beach so the City's other brownfields will have
an available road map to recovery.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:

 Developing an inventory of specific contaminated
 segments of the  site for cleanup;

 Conducting an assessment ofhealth risks and potential
 environmental impacts on the various properties at
 the targeted site;

 Preparing plans  and designs to mitigate identified
 hazardous materials; and

 Developing a community and business interaction
 plan to encourage  community  and business
 participation and cooperation in the area.

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                                           Long Beach, California
  July 1998                                                                        EPA 500-F-98-230

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