United States
                       Protection Agency
                       Washington, D.C. 20460
  Solid Waste
  and Emergency
  Response (5101)
 EPA 500-F-97-050
 May 1997
                       Regional  Brownfields
                      Assessment  Pilot
                                                           Concord, NH
  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 1 selected the City of Concord for a
  Regional Brownfields  Pilot.   Changes in
  transportation and industrial technology rendered
  many properties in the heart of Concord (population
  37,000) obsolete, including rail yards  and
  maintenance sheds, gas and  steam plants,  and
  factories. Although many of the buildings on these
  properties have been demolished, their legacy of
  hazardous wastes has hindered productive reuse of
  over 440 acres with an  estimated  future
  redevelopment potential in excess of $ 100 million,
  which is equivalent to seven percent of the City's
  1994 total assessed value. More than 60 proven or
  potentially contaminated sites have been identified
  within the 440-acre brownfields corridor.


  The City of Concord's brownfields objective is to
  identify contamination in the corridor. In addition
  to generating new revenue, the City estimates that
  the employment potential of the area, which lies
  adjacent  to  the  City's  lowest  income
  neighborhoods, exceeds 2,500 jobs, or eight percent
  of Concord's total employment.
 Concord, New Hampshire
  Date of Award:
  September 1996

  Amount: $90,000

  Site Profile: The Pilot
  targets a 440-acre corridor
  of old industrial sites,
  vacant lots, and
  abandoned buildings
  between downtown
  Concord and the
  Merrimack River.

Frederick Enderle
City of Concord
(603) 225-8570
Diane Kelley
U.S. EPA-Region 1
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The Pilot has:

 Completed Level I environmental assessments in
 the northern area of the corridor. A report integrating
 the northern area assessments with a separate effort
 to assess areas in the southern part of the corridor is
 in progress.

The Pilot is:

 Establishing a process to identify sites  where a
 Level II environmental assessment will be conducted;

 Planning  an executive summary  of the Level I
 assessments  and   site-specific fact  sheets
 summarizing the Level II assessment results for use
 by the general public.
 Regional Bmwnfields Assessment Pilot                                           Concord, New Hampshire
 May 1997                                                                      EPA 500-F-97-050