Supplemental Assistance
                           City of Austin,  TX

EPA awarded the City of Austin supplemental assistance
for its Brownfields Assessment  Demonstration Pilot.
Austin, located in central Texas' Travis County, is home
to over 466,000 residents.  Historically, much of Austin's
industrial development was concentrated in the eastern
part of the city. However, new service-oriented and high-
tech businesses  are being established in the  rapidly
expanding northern and southern portions of Austin. Many
of the available properties in east Austin are passed over
as the new businesses are established, partly due to real or
perceived contamination resulting from past industrial
operations. As aresult, east Austin has disproportionately
greater unemployment and fewer new job opportunities
than the rest of the city.

Austin's original  Pilot targeted three landfills in east
Austin—the Brinkley-Anderson,  Grove,  and Turner
Landfills. Pilot funding provided for Phase I environmental
site assessments at each landfill, and  a Phase II
environmental site assessment at the Turner Landfill. In
addition, Pilot funds were used for community outreach
activities and to  coordinate  and leverage additional
assessments with the State of Texas and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers. Supplemental assistance is needed to
expand the city's efforts to bring underused properties in
east Austin's urban core into productive use.


The supplemental assistance primarily will be used to
perform Phase I and Phase II assessments on brownfields
within the city's Central East Austin Master Plan/East
11th and 12th Streets Community  Redevelopment Plan
area. The objectives of the Pilot are to complete Phase I
assessments at four brownfields within the target
neighborhood, and Phase II assessments on two of those
four brownfields. Through the planned Pilot activities, the
    City of Austin, Texas
Date of Announcement:
May 2002

Amount: $150,000

Profile: The Pilot targets four
activities to increase the
economic and environmental
viability of central eastAustin's
urban core.

   Austin Watershed Protection
   and Development Review
Regional Brownfields Team
U.S. EPA Region 6
        Visit the E PA Region 6 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:

city hopes to increase  housing and home ownership
opportunities in central east Austin, enhance neighborhood
cleanup, improve infrastructure, and revitalize the area
through business and entrepreneurial development.

Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:

• Performing four Phase I environmental site assessments
  and two Phase II environmental site assessments;

• Identifying the remaining brownfields in the city and
  creating a brownfields inventory database; and

• Hosting three neighborhood meetings and developing
  outreach materials.

Thecooperativeagreementforthis Pilot hasnotyetbeen negotiated; therefore,
activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.
                                                                Solid Waste             EPA 500-F-02-102
                                                                and  Emergency          May 2002
                                                                Response  (5105)        www.epa.gov/brownfields/