United States
                    Environmental
                    Protection Agency
                    Washington, D.C. 20460
 Solid Waste
 and Emergency
 Response  (5101)
  EPA 500-F-00-008
  April 2000
  www.epa.gov/brownfields/
  <&EPA   BrownfieldsSupplemental
                   Assistance
                                                               Cincinnati, OH
 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.
BACKGROUND

EPA awarded the City of Cincinnati supplemental
assistance for its  Brownfields Assessment
Demonstration Pilot. In 1997, the City of Cincinnati
and  Hamilton County adopted  the necessary
ordinancesto create the Port Authority for Brownfields
Redevelopment as an independent economic authority
that exclusively targets brownfields redevelopment.
It is regional in nature, serving 21 cities, 16villages, 12
townships, and the county. The Port has become the
local clearinghouse for brownfields information and
assistance.

The Pilot will use supplemental assistance to focus on
two brownfields, both of which have already undergone
Phase I assessment. One property is Green Industries,
a nine-acre site with a 160,000-square-foot building
that was once the home of an electroplating and metal
finishing business.  The other site, Millennium
Chemical, is a former research laboratory that sits on
five acres and consists of 18 buildings.

OBJECTIVES AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES

The Pilot's goal is to assist and enhance existing
private  and public  brownfield  and  economic
development efforts.  The supplemental assistance
PILOT SNAPSHOT
  Cincinnati, Ohio
Date of Announcement:
March 2000

Amount: $150,000

Profile: The Pilot will target two
brownfields properties, Green
IndustriesandMillenniumChemical,
for Phase II site assessments and
develop and inventory additional
potential redevelopment sites in
Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
Contacts:
City of Cincinnati
Port Authority
(513)579-3118
  Regional Brownfields Team
  U.S. EPA-Region 5
  (312)886-1960
     Visit the EPA Region 5 Brownfields web site at:
        http://www.epa.gov/R5Brownfields/

   For further information, 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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will help the Pilot acquire the two targeted brownfields
and take them through the state's Voluntary Action
Program  (VAP)  for  eventual  cleanup  and
redevelopment. The Millennium Chemical property
is one of several  properties being assembled for a
larger redevelopment and job retention project. In
collaboration with the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton
County, University of Cincinnati, the Greater Cincinnati
Chamber of Commerce, and Cinergy, the Pilot will
also  develop the Urban Property Redevelopment
Information System (UPRISE), an initiative to identify,
map,  and inventory additional old commercial and
industrial properties with redevelopment potential.

To accomplish these objectives, the Pilot plans to:

 Conduct Phase  II site assessments at the Green
 Industries site;

 ConductPhase II site assessments at the Millennium
 Chemical site; and

 Develop a GIS  database (UPRISE) to inventory
 potential  redevelopment sites in Cincinnati and
 Hamilton County.
The cooperative agreement for this Pilot has not yet been negotiated;
therefore, activities described in this factsheetare subject to change.
 Brownfields Supplemental Assistance                                                        Cincinnati, Ohio
 April 2000                                                                          EPA 500-F-00-008

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