Brownfields 2000  Revolving Loan Fund Pilot
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               Coalition: Naugatuck Valley and Danbury, CT
EPA Brownfields Initiative

EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states.
communities, and other stakeholders to work together to
prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse
brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the
expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be
complicated by the presence or potential presence of a
hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. On
January 11, 2002, President George W. Bush signed into
law the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields
Revitalization Act. Under the Brownfields Law, EPA
provides financial assistance to eligible applicants
through four competitive grant programs: assessment
grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup grants, and
job training grants. Additionally, funding support is
provided to state and tribal response programs through a
separate mechanism.


The Naugatuck Valley/Danbury, Connecticut Coalition
will target the City of Danbury and the Naugatuck Valley
communities, which include Derby, Ansonia, Seymour,
Oxford, Beacon Falls, Naugatuck, Waterbury,
Watertown, and Thomaston. These communities share
the difficult legacy of over 50 known brownfields
properties. Naugatuck Valley brownfield sites include
several former metal finishing and brass manufacturing
sites. Environmental justice is a significant concern for
the specific areas currently under examination. The
neighborhoods in, or adjacent to, these areas contain
significant minority populations and pockets of high
                   Pilot Snapshot

                   Date of Announcement: 05/01/2000
                   Amount: $850,000: $500,000 (Danbury) $350,000
                   (Naugatuck Valley)
                   Profile: Naugatuck Valley and Danbury, CT


                   For further information, including specific grant
                   contacts, additional grant information, brownfields
                   news and events, and publications and links, visit the
                   EPA Brownfields Web site
                   (http ://www

                   EPA Region 1 Brownfields Team
                   EPA Region 1 Brownfields Web site

                   Grant Recipient: Naugatuck Valley, CT
                   (203) 877-5248

                 The objective of the BCRLF is to return the various
                 brownfield sites to productive reuse. In Danbury, target
                 sites include the Mallory Hat Factory site and the 13
                 Barnum Court site. The two most likely candidates in
                 the Valley include the Derby Revitalization District and
                 a site in downtown Waterbury. Other possible sites
                 include the Plume and Atwood site in Thomaston, the
                 11 Jansen Street site in Danbury, and other properties in
                 Watertown, Ansonia, and Waterbury.


                 Fund Structure and Operations

                 The Valley Regional Planning Agency will serve as lead
                 agency. The US Army Corps of Engineers will act as
                 site manager. The Naugatuck Valley Development
                 Corporation will serve as fund manager.

                 Other sources of cleanup funds to be considered in
                 conjunction with the BCRLF include the Connecticut
                 Clean Water State Revolving Fund program, the
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                                                   Connecticut Leaking Underground Storage Tank Fund,
                                                   developer purchase funds, tax increment financing,
                                                   foundation grants, and enterprise zone designations.
                                                   Additionally, the BCRLF Pilot will receive staff time,
                                                   and other administrative support from the Valley
                                                   Regional Planning Agency, the Naugatuck Valley
                                                   Development Corporation, and participating

                                                   Use of BCRLF Pilot funds must be in accordance with
                                                   CERCLA, and all CERCLA restrictions on use of
                                                   funding also apply to BCRLF funds.

                                                   The information presented in this fact sheet comes from
                                                   the grant proposal; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of
                                                   this information. The cooperative agreement for the
                                                   grant has not yet been negotiated. Therefore, activities
                                                   described in this fact sheet are subject to change.
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Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20450
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)
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