United States
                    Protection Agency
                    Washington, D.C.  20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105)
EPA 500-F-01-319
April 2001
&EPA    Brownfields Supplemental
                                                                  Burlington,  VT
 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 worktogether in atimelymannerto prevent, assess, and safely clean up brownfieldsto promote
their sustainable reuse. Brownfields are abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion
or redevelopment is complicated by real orperceivedenvironmentalcontamination.EPAisfunding: assessment demonstration
pilot programs (each funded up to $200,000 over two years, with additional  funding provided for greenspace), to test
assessment models and facilitate coordinated assessment and cleanup efforts  at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels;
and job training pilot programs (each funded up to $200,000 over two years), to provide training for residents of communities
affected by brownfieldsto facilitate cleanup of brownfields sites and preparetraineesforfuture employment intheenvironmental
field; and, a cleanup revolving loan fund program (each funded up to $1,000,000 over five years) to provide financial assistance
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.
EPA has selected the City of Burlington to receive
supplemental assistance for its Brownfields Assessment
Demonstration Pilot. Burlington (population 3 9,127) is
one of the poorest cities in Vermont and has been
designated a federal Enterprise Community (EC).
Seventeen contaminated commercial and industrial sites
comprising about 40 acres near downtown Burlington
are creating a major obstacle to  growth and land use
withinthe city. Only one uncontaminated site is available
for development. The largest brownfield is preventing
highway construction needed by private developers to
connect the city with the  waterfront. Most of the
brownfields are located in, or adjacentto, disadvantaged

The city takes acomprehensive approach to brownfields
redevelopment—focusing on improving the quality of
life for moderate- and low-income residents. The Pilot
targets potentially contaminated commercial andindustrial
sitesneardowntownBurlington. Eight siteswere assessed
under the original Pilot. Supplemental funds are needed
to complete redevelopment planning on sites already
assessed and to initiate investigation, assessment, and
redevelopment planning  at  additional potentially
contaminated sites.
 Date of Award: April2001

 Amount: $100,000

 Profile:  The Pilot targets
 brownfields near downtown
 Burlington, which contains
 only one uncontaminated
 site that is available for
    Burlington, Vermont
 City of Burlington, Community and
 Economic Development Office
 Regional Brownfields Team
 U.S. EPA- Region 1
      Visit the EPA Region 1 Brownfields web site at:

    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:

The city's objectives are to build on Burlington's
progress to date in brownfields redevelopment,
continue the high degree of citizen participation and
support, and convertbrownfields to productive reuses.
Supplemental assistance will be used to conduct two
Phase I environmental site assessments, conduct four
Phase II environmental site assessments, investigate
three new sites, and conduct Phase I environmental
site assessments at  these  three sites if needed.
Supplemental assistance will be used to follow-up on
six of the sites addressed in the original Pilot, including
working with community leaders to involve residents
in redevelopment and remedial planning. Supplemental
assistance also will be used to work with community
leaders to  ensure community involvement in
redevelopment decision making.
The Pilot plans to:
• Conduct Phase I environmental site assessments of
 two properties;
• Conduct Phase II environmental site assessments
 of four properties;
• Investigate three potential properties and, if
 appropriate, conducting Phase I assessments;
• Perform follow-up work on six of the sites addressed
 during the original Pilot; and
• Continue to work with community leaders to ensure
 community involvement in redevelopment decision

The cooperative agreement for this Pilot has not yet been negotiated;
therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.
 Brownfields Supplemental Assistance
                               Burlington, Vermont
                                EPA 500-F-01-319