Brownfields  2003

 Grant  Fact Sheet

         Buckley,  WA

EPA Brownfields Program

EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, commu-
nities, and other stakeholders in economic development
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.

Community Description

The City of Buckley was selected to receive a cleanup
grant. This city of 4,410 people has targeted a down-
town site for cleanup and reuse as a multi-use public
park. Unemployment in this community of low- to
moderate-income residents is higher than the state
average. Cleanup of the stockpile is necessary prior to
infrastructure improvements and creation of a pro-
posed Buckley/White River Multi-Use Skate Park,
which is expected to attract new businesses to the
downtown and help spur the local economy.  The
Buckley /White River Community and other local
groups that have already been involved in the cleanup
and reuse planning will continue to be involved in the
                                 Cleanup Grant
                                 $64,750 for petroleum

                                 EPA has selected the City of Buckley for a
                                 cleanup grant totaling $64,750. The cleanup
                                 grant will target a 55,000-square-foot contami-
                                 nated soil stockpile located next to the U.S. Post
                                 Office on South River Avenue in downtown
                                 Buckley. Formerly a right-of-way for the
                                 railroad, this city-owned property now contains a
                                 pile of construction waste. Soil tests reveal
                                 petroleum in the stockpile, which came from an
                                 old gas station.
                                 For further information, including specific grant
                                 contacts, additional grant information,
                                 brownfields news and events, and publications
                                 and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site at:

                                 EPA Region 10 Brownfields Team
                        click on
                                 "Superfund," scroll down, and click on

                                 Grant Recipient: City of Buckley, WA

                                 Prior to receipt of these funds in fiscal year 2003, the City
                                 of Buckley has not received brownfields grant funding.

                                 The cooperative agreement for this grant has not yet been
                                 negotiated; therefore, activities described in this fact sheet
                                 are subject to change.
                                                  Solid Waste and
                                                  Emergency Response
                                                       EPA 500-F-03-061
                                                       June 2003