&EPA
                   United States
                   Environmental
                   Protection Agency
                   Washington, D.C.  20460
                            Solid Waste
                            and Emergency
                            Response (5101)
      EPA 500-F-98-163
      May 1998
                                 Assessment
Demonstration  Pilot
                                             Everett, WA
  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.  Since 1995, EPA has funded more than 150 Brownfields Assessment
Demonstration Pilots,  at up to $200,000 each, to support creative two-year explorations and demonstrations  of
brownfields solutions.  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.
BACKGROUND

EPA has selected the City of Everett for a Brownfields
Pilot. EverettisborderedontheeastbytheSnohomish
River. Economic disruption has persisted in parts of
Everett since the  1970s.  At that time, local base
industries began shifting away from forest products
and other natural resource industries to technology
and aerospace. As this shift occurred, lower-skilled
jobs became increasingly scarce, and pulp mills remain
idle today. Currently, 21.4% of Everett's population
lives below the poverty level.

Two contiguous properties owned by the city and
totaling approximately 220 acres along the river will
be the target of the Pilot. Together, these properties
representthe largest undeveloped site north of Seattle.
The first property (approximately 80 acres) was used
as a burn dump, scrap metal burial site, and municipal
landfill.  The second property (approximately 140
acres) was used as a pulp mill, log storage site, and
railway car washing  site.   These sites lay next to
sensitive wetlands and a river estuary. Earlier site
investigations have  revealed the presence  of
contaminants which may be affecting the river and
groundwater.
                             PILOT SNAPSHOT
                               Everett, Washington
                                                 Date of Announcement:
                                                 May 1998

                                                 Amount: $200,000

                                                 Profile: The Pilot targets
                                                 two city-owned brownfields
                                                 properties comprising
                                                 approximately 2,200 acres
                                                 of waterfront along the
                                                 Snohomish River.
                           Contacts:

                           Department of Planning
                           and Community
                           Development
                           City of Everett
                           (425) 257-8731
Regional Brownfields Team
U.S. EPA-Region 10
(206) 553-6523
                                Visit the EPA Region 10 Brownfields web site at:
                               http://epainotes1.rtpnc.epa.gov:7777/r10/
                                  cleanup.nsf/webpage/Brownfields

                              Forfurtherinformation, 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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OBJECTIVES

The city's Pilot objective is part of a larger plan to
revitalize the riverfront and restore it to productive
economic use consistent with surrounding land uses
and long-term development.  The Pilot  will focus
specifically on completing environmental assessments
at the two sites.   The city will work to  educate
residents and prospective developers about  site
characteristics, cleanup measures, and development
expectations.  One method to achieve this  is the
formation of a Community Advisory Committee,
comprised of local neighborhood representatives as
well as representatives from the chamber of commerce
and the economic development council. In addition,
the city will develop a user-friendly site review
procedure that will provide financial,  legal,
environmental, andtechnical information toprospective
purchasers.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:

 Completing environmental assessments at the sites
  in order to formulate  cleanup and  redevelopment
  plans;

 Facilitating community and business involvement in
  cleanup and redevelopment planning; and

 Developing a geographic information system (GIS)
  mapping program consistent with the riverfront
  redevelopmentplanto provide information regarding
  site characteristics.

The cooperative agreement for this Pilot has not yet been
negotiated; therefore, activities described in this fact sheet
are subject to change.
 Brownfields Assessment Demonstration Pilot                                             Everett, Washington
 May 1998                                                                       EPA 500-F-98-163

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