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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 clean up and revitalize
brownfields sites. Under this law, EPA provides financial
assistance to eligible applicants through competitive grant
programs for brownfields site assessment, site cleanup,
revolving loan funds, area-wide planning, and job training.
Additional funding support is provided to state and tribal
response programs through a separate mechanism.
Brownfields Area-Wide Planning
Program
EPA's Brownfields Area-Wide Planning
Program assists communities in responding
to local brownfields challenges,
particularly where multiple brownfield
sites are in close proximity, connected by
infrastructure, and limit the economic,
environmental and social prosperity of
their surroundings. This program enhances
EPA's core brownfields assistance
programs by providing grant funding to
communities so they can perform the
research needed to develop an area-wide
plan and implementation strategies for
brownfields assessment, cleanup, and
reuse. The resulting area-wide plans
provide direction for future brownfields
area improvements that are protective of
public health and the environment,
economically viable, and reflective of the
community's vision for the area.
Project Description
$200,000.00
EPA has selected the Trust for Public Land as a
Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant recipient.
The Trust for Public Land will work with the
community and other stakeholders to develop an
area-wide plan and implementation strategy for
the Los Angeles River and Verdugo Wash
Confluence Study Area in the City of Los
Angeles. Many of the parcels in the area are zoned
as heavy industrial, and the area has a relatively
high burden of pollution, cleanup sites, hazardous
waste, and groundwater threats. The catalyst site
is the 2.5-acre American Reclamation property, a
full service solid waste collection and recycling
company that has been operating for over 50
years. The area-wide study will look at strategies
to redevelop this section of land along the river,
including efforts to reintroduce some the river's
natural features and systems, while expanding on
prior investments, planning, and community
involvement. The redevelopment and
revitalization of properties along the Los Angeles
River offer the potential for the river to serve as
both a regional destination and a resource for
adjacent communities. Key partners who will
work with the Trust for Public Land on this
project include the City of Los Angeles, LA
RiverWorks, County of Los Angeles Department
of Public Works, Friends of the Los Angeles
River, Mountains Recreation and Conservation
Authority, and Mia Lehrer and Associates.
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 9 Brownfields Team
(415) 972-3846
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20450
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)
EPA 560-F-17-001Q
January 2017

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EPA Region 9 Brownfields Web site
(https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfie
lds-and-land-revitalization-california-a rizona-nevada-and-hawaii)
Grant Recipient: The Trust for Public Land, CA
(323)223-0441
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 560-F-17-001Q
January 2017

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