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Everett, WA
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.
Background
EPA has selected the City of Everett for a Brownfields
Pilot. Everett is bordered on the east by the Snohomish
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 resources 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
represent the 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
Date of Announcement: 05/06/1998
Amount: $200,000
Profile: The Pilot targets two city-owned
brownfields properties comprising approximately
2,200 acres of waterfront along the Snohomish River.
Contacts
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 10 Brownfields Team
(206)553-7299
EPA Region 10 Brownfields Web site
(http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/CLEANUP.NSF/
sites/bf)
Grant Recipient: City of Everett, WA
(425)257-8731
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, and technical
information to prospective purchasers.
Activities
Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:
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	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 redevelopment plan to provide
information regarding site characteristics.
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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Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20450
and Emergency
Response (5105T)
Solid Waste
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Brownfields 1998 Supplemental Assessment
Pilot Fact Sheet
City of Everett, WA
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.
Background
EPA awarded the City of Everett supplemental
assistance for its Brownfields Assessment Demonstration
Pilot. Everett is bordered on the east by the Snohomish
River, a significant habitat for protected fish species,
including chinook salmon and bull trout. 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 resources to
technology and aerospace. As this shift occurred,
lower-skilled jobs became increasingly scarce, and pulp
mills remain idle today. Currently, 21.4 percent of
Everett's population lives below the poverty level.
Two contiguous properties owned by the city and
totaling approximately 220 acres are the continuing target
of the Pilot. Together, these properties represent the
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
Date of Announcement: 03/01/2000
Amount: $100,000
Profile: City of Everett, WA. The Pilot will target
the stream and wetlands corridor that lies between the
Simpson Mill and landfill sites and that flows into the
Snohomish River.
Contacts
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 10 Brownfields Team
(206)553-7299
EPA Region 10 Brownfields Web site
(http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/CLEANUP.NSF/
sites/bf)
Grant Recipient: City of Everett, WA
(425)257-8769
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20450
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)
Objectives
Everett's brownfields efforts are part of a larger
Snohomish River redevelopment project. Through this
project, the city is exploring cleanup and redevelopment
options for two targeted brownfields. The
redevelopment project is dependent on three factors: an
assessment of the property, relocation of railroad tracks,
and restoration of the stream and wetland corridor for
surface water runoff and fisheries habitat improvements.
The Pilot's assessment work will facilitate redesign of
the stream corridor to improve water quality, habitats for
fish species covered by the Endangered Species Act,
and open space and recreational opportunities on the
site. To accomplish these objectives, the Pilot plans to:
	Conduct a water quality and soil-sampling
program;
	Sample and analyze hydrologic conditions,
including timing, frequency, volume, and
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velocity of flows at the site to assess the quality
of the existing wetlands and evaluate
alternatives;
	Design the channel and wetlands reconstruction
to reconnect the stream to the river and create
interconnecting pools that will provide
slow-water habitats for salmon; and
	Prepare a revegetation plan for the site, which
will include incorporating native wetland
species.
The cooperative agreement for this Pilot has not yet
been negotiated; therefore, activities described in this
fact sheet are subject to change.
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.
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20450
and Emergency
Response (5105T)
Solid Waste
EPA 500-F-00-019
Apr 00

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