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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.
EPA has selected Carnegie Mellon University for a
Brownfields Job Training and Development
Demonstration Pilot. Carnegie Mellon University's
assessment pilot partners are the City of Pittsburgh and
Central City Borough. The City of Pittsburgh also is the
recipient of a Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund
Pilot. The Job Training Pilot will focus on distressed
neighborhoods in the Pittsburgh/Allegheny County
Enterprise Community and from the former coal-mining
Central City Borough area. City of Pittsburgh
neighborhoods in the Enterprise Community suffer from
poverty rates as high as 41 percent and family incomes
range from 18-42 percent below county-wide averages.
In Central City Borough, 72 percent of families with
children live below the poverty level.
The Enterprise Community in the City of Pittsburgh
contains over 1,500 acres of brownfields. Many of these
sites have been cleared of buildings, but remediation was
never completed. Central City Borough has a nine-mile
long linear brownfield pocked with dozens of acres of
abandoned plants and acid mine drainage sites. Acid
mine drainage pollution impacts hundreds of miles of
streams in the area. The abundance of dredged river
sediment managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
has innovative reuse potential in the reclamation of these
Pilot Snapshot
Date of Announcement: 05/01/2000
Amount: $100,000
Profile: The Pilot will train 50 participants in
addressing the complexities of brownfields and acid
mine drainage pollution, including innovative uses of
dredged river materials. Students will be recruited
from low-income residents of the City of Pittsburgh
Enterprise Community and Central City Borough,
which have been economically depressed by declines
in mining and manufacturing activities.
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.gov/brownfields).
EPA Region 3 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 3 Brownfields Web site
(http ://www .epa.gov/reg3hwmd/bf-lr)
Grant Recipient: Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh, PA
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Carnegie Mellon University plans to train 50
participants, achieve a 60 percent placement rate, and
support career placement of graduates for one year after
the training is completed. Participants will be recruited
from among the low-income residents of distressed
communities in the City of Pittsburgh Enterprise Zone
and Central City Borough. The Pilot training program
will include courses in the areas of environmental
impacts of brownfields and abandoned mine lands,
40-hour HAZWOPER, manufactured soils and
structural blocks from river dredge material, constructed
wetlands for acid mine drainage treatment, inventory
and assessment of acid mine drainage brownfields, and
alternative enhancement and vegetation approaches for
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take these innovative applications to full-scale
implementation. A survey performed by the
Southwestern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center
indicates that local environmental companies will hire
approximately 1,200 technicians in the next five years
and 2,300 technicians in the next 10 years.
affected soils.
Carnegie Mellon University's training efforts will be
supported by organizations such as the University of
Pittsburgh, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, AMD & Art,
the Pennsylvania State Cooperative Extension Service,
and the County Conservation Districts. The training
program will include hands-on field demonstrations of
innovative assessment and cleanup technologies.
Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:
•	Conducting outreach to recruit low-income
residents of distressed communities in the City of
Pittsburgh Enterprise Community and in Central
City Borough;
•	Conducting brownfields technician training,
including courses in the use of innovative
assessment and cleanup technologies; and
•	Supporting career placement of students for one
year after the job training is completed.
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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