United States
                   Environmental
                   Protection Agency
                   Washington, D.C.  20460
 Solid Waste
 and Emergency
 Response (5101)
 EPA 500-F-00-033
 April 2000
 www.epa.gov/brownfields/
  <&EPA   BrownfieldsSupplemental
                   Assistance
                                              Miami-Dade  County,  FL
 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 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. EPA is funding:  assessment demonstration pilot programs (each funded
up to $200,000 over two years), to assess brownfields sites and to test cleanup and redevelopment models; job training
pilot programs (each funded up to $200,000 over two years), to provide training for residents of communities affected
by brownfields to facilitate cleanup of brownfields sites and prepare trainees for future employment in the environmental
field; and, cleanup revolving loan fund programs (each funded up to $500,000 over five years) to capitalize loan funds
to make loans 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.
BACKGROUND

EPA awarded Miami-Dade County supplemental
assistance for its  Brownfields Assessment
Demonstration Pilot. Dade County is alarge urbanized
area situated between two national parks and above
a sole source aquifer.  It is also within the area
targeted for redevelopment as part of the state's
"Eastward Ho!" initiative. Miami-Dade County's
urban expansion into "greenfields" has left older,
potentially contaminated commercial and industrial
sites in the urban core vacant. The ability of many
small service and industrial businesses to pay for site
cleanup is very limited. As in many cities, actual or
perceived contamination  of inner city sites has
contributed to the economic decline of these areas.

Miami-Dade County targeted the Poinciana Industrial
Center (PIC), a 30-acre  county-owned property
(comprised of sixteen tracts) formerly used for various
industrial and commercial purposes. Because PIC
and its surrounding area hold tremendous potential for
growth and contribution to the economic infrastructure
of the local community, the county made a commitment
to its regeneration. The site is located within a federal
Community Development Block Grant target area
and is adjacentto apublic housing development. Area
PILOT SNAPSHOT
   Miami-Dade County,
       Florida
 Date of Announcement:
 March 2000

 Amount: $65,000

 Profile:  The Pilot targets
 the Poinciana Industrial
 Center, a 30-acre, county-
 owned property formerly
 used for various industrial
 and commercial purposes.
Contacts:
Miami-Dade County
(305)372-6766
Regional Brownfields Team
U.S. EPA-Region 4
(404)562-8661
     Visit the EPA Region 4 Brownfields web site at:
 http://www.epa.gov/region4/wastepgs/brownfpgs/bf.htm

   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:
         http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/

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residents are low-income minorities experiencing high
levels of under-employment and unemployment.
Previous community involvement in similar efforts
indicate s a high probability of community support for
the pilot.

OBJECTIVES  AND PLANNED  ACTIVITIES

Miami-Bade County's goal is to develop incentives
and  procedures to  encourage private-sector
redevelopment throughout the  county, using the
Poinciana Industrial Center (PIC)  as  an  example
upon which to build a comprehensive  brownfields
plan. The Pilot will use the supplemental assistance
to continue addressing legal, financial, technical, and
community involvement issues at PIC, and then to
identify  future brownfields sites  to target for
assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment.

To accomplish these objectives, the Pilot plans to:

 Perform  assessment work  and  plan  cleanup
  strategies on the remaining PIC sites;

 Create a cleanup plan forthe groundwater pesticide
  plume;

 Plan and implement an outreach program to involve
  and educate residents near the PIC; and

 Investigate other potential brownfields for cleanup
  and redevelopment.

The cooperative agreement for this Pilot has not yet been negotiated;
therefore, activities described in this factsheetare subject to change.
 Brownfields Supplemental Assistance                                              Miami-Dade County, Florida
 April 2000                                                                       EPA 500-F-00-033

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