i JMU i Brownfields 2017 Assessment Grant Fact Sheet

J Rogue Valley Council of Governments, Medford and Grants Pass, OR
EPA Brownfields Program
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. In 2002, the Small Business Liability Relief and
Brownfields Revitalization Act was passed to help states and
communities around the country cleanup and revitalize
brownfields sites. Under this 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.
Assessment Grant
$300,000for hazardous substances
$300,000for petroleum
EPA has selected the Rogue Valley Council of Governments for a
brownfields assessment coalition grant. Community-wide hazardous
substances grant funds will be used to perform up to 10 Phase I and
seven Phase II environmental site assessments, and prepare two cleanup
plans. Community-wide petroleum grant funds will be used to conduct
the same tasks at sites with potential petroleum contamination. Grant
funds of both types also will be used to create a brownfields inventory,
prioritize brownfields, prepare two area-wide plans, and conduct
community involvement activities. Assessment activities will focus on
the Medford and Grants Pass Metropolitan Areas, including the City of
Central Point and the unincorporated community of White City.
Coalition partners are the Cities of Medford, Central Point, and Grants
Pass, and Jackson County.
For further information, including specific grant contacts, additional
grant information, brownfields news and events, and publications and
links, visit the EPA Brownfields Web site
EPA Region 10 Brownfields Team
(206) 553-7299
EPA Region 10 Brownfields Web site
(https: //www. epa. go v/bro wnfields/brownfie
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Grant Recipient: Rogue Valley Council of Governments, OR
Hie 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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