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                          Brownfields
                          Supplemental Assistance
                          City of New Orleans,  LA
BACKGROUND

EPA awarded New Orleans supplemental assistance
for its Brownfields Assessment Demonstration Pilot.
New Orleans is located at the base of the Chemical
Corridor and has an abundance of port, rail, and
highway systems that transport high volumes  of
hazardous materials. There are numerous brownfields
throughout the city that significantly impact local
communities, many of which  are minority
communities. Over 65 percent of  New Orleans'
population are  minorities and the citywide poverty
rate is 27 percent.

Under the  original EPA  Pilot, the New Orleans
Brownfields Initiative has inventoried, identified, and
assessed brownfield sites for redevelopment through
the collaborative effort of local citizens, business
leaders, and government agencies. The inventory,
which is continually updated, includes essential
information on over 250 properties. The city has two
brownfields priority lists: a list of 33 targeted sites at
which assessment activities have begun and a list of
27 hot sites that the city  believes have  strong
redevelopment potenti al.

OBJECTIVES AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES

The city would like to continue the momentum built
though the original Pilot. Supplemental assistance will
be used to complete assessments at sites at  which
assessment  activities have begun and conduct
assessments of sites on the hot list. The city will use
supplemental assistance  to  conduct four Phase I
assessments and complete four Phase II assessments.
In addition, supplemental assistance will be used to
expand the  city's inventory of brownfields and
continue outreach efforts to involve the community
and other stakeholders.
   PILOT SNAPSHOT
    New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of Announcement:
May 2002


Amount: $150,000

Profile:  The Pilot plans to
conduct four Phase I and four
Phase II assessments at
brownfields identified as high
prioritythrough collaboration with
stakeholders.
   Contacts:

   City of New Orleans Office of
   EnvironmentalAffairs
   (504)565-8115
Regional Brownfields Team
U.S. EPA Region 6
(214)665-6736
        Visit the E PA Region 6 Brownfields web site at:
    http://www.epa.gov/earth1r6/6sf/bfpages/sfbfhome.htm

      Forfurther information, including specific Pilot contacts,
    additional Pilot information, brownfields news and events, and
    publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site at:
             www.epa.gov/brownfields
Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:

 Completing four Phase I environmental site
  assessments;

 Completing four Phase II environmental site
  assessments;

 Continuing to expand the brownfields inventory;
  and

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 Continuing the Pilot' s community outreach program and
  collaboration with stakeholders.

Thecooperativeagreementforthis Pilot hasnotyetbeen negotiated; therefore,
activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.
                                                                  Solid Waste             EPA 500-F-02-104
                                                                  and  Emergency         May 2002
                                                                  Response  (5105)       www.epa.gov/brownfields/

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