United States
                       Protection Agency
                       Washington, D.C. 20460
  Solid Waste
  and Emergency
  Response (5101)
EPA 500-F-97-069
May 1997
                       Regional  Brownfields
                      Assessment  Pilot
                                                 Salt Lake City,  UT
  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. Between 1995 and 1996, EPA funded 76 National and Regional Brownfields
Assessment Pilots, at up to $200,000 each, to support creative two-year explorations and demonstrations of brownfields
solutions. EPAis funding morethan 27 Pilots in 1997. 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.

EPA Region 8 selected Salt Lake City for a Regional
Brownfields Pilot. Salt Lake City's 65 0-acre Gateway
District (population 620) on the western edge of the
downtown is a former industrial center bordering the
central business district. The area has been severely
impacted by abandoned industrial sites and changing
transportation networks. The population is declining
and the area is losing its development appeal.


Salt Lake City's overall focus is to support an accel-
erated redevelopment of the  Gateway District to
allow for expansion of downtown mixed-use devel-
opment and provide support facilities for the 2002
Winter Olympic Games. The  potential future land
uses for Gateway were identified through a commu-
nity-based visioning process.


The Pilot has:

 Completed firstphase of inventorying ofbrownfields
 within project area including developing categories
 of contamination.
                     Date of Award:
                     September 1996

                     Amount:  $200,000

                     Site Profile:  The Pilot
                     targets the assessment
                     and remediation design for
                     a few test sites within the
                     650-acre Gateway District.
   Salt Lake City, Utah

Alice Steiner
Redevelopment Agency
of Salt Lake City

Lois Young
Redevelopment Agency
of Salt Lake City
 Luke Chavez
 U.S. EPA-Region I
       Visit the EPA Brownfields Website at:

The Pilot is:

 Conducting field sampling and analysis and setting
 priorities for additional assessmentand remediation

 Developing prototype reuse processes for each
 contamination category; and

 Developing site-specific,  risk-based  corrective
 actions for at least one site within each category of


Experience with the Salt Lake City Pilot has been a
catalyst for related activities including the following.
 Generating  standard voluntary  cleanup  doc-
 umentation with the State and EPA.

 Identifying financial solutions involving the public
 and private sectors for cleaning up contaminated

 Developing liability  agreements to help expedite
 private sector cleanups of brownfields sites.
 Regional Brownfields Assessment Pilot                                                 Salt Lake City, Utah
 May 1997                                                                       EPA 500-F-97-069