City of San Bernardino Economic Development Agency Awarded $400,000 EPA Brownfields Grant

The Economic Development Agency (EDA) of the City of San Bernardino has been awarded $400,000 in grant funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop an inventory of potential and actual Brownfields sites contaminated by hazardous substances and/or petroleum, to conduct environmental site assessments, and to support community outreach activities.
A Brownfields site is defined as an abandoned, idle, or under-used industrial or commercial facility where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination. The goal of the EPA grant is to identify and address environmental contamination issues so that Brownfields properties can be readied for reuse and redevelopment. For the property to be eligible for remediation grant funding, there can be no financially viable responsible party connected to the
Brownfields site.
EDA is currently soliciting sites to include in this grant funded program, and is accepting public comment and site nominations for Brownfields sites within the grant’s predefined study area of the City until 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2008. The study area of the City is bounded on the North by 9th Street, on the West by Pepper Street, on the South by Mill Street, and on the East by Tippecanoe Avenue (see map).

A public meeting to present the work plan and receive public comment and site nominations is scheduled for Monday, July 28, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Economic Development Agency Board Room.

Public Meeting:
Date: Monday, July 28, 2008
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Economic Development Agency of the City of San Bernardino
EDA Board Room
201 North “E” St., Suite 301
San Bernardino, CA 92401

Another way to comment on the grant work plan and/or to nominate potential
Brownfields sites is to contact:
Kathleen Robles, Project Manager at:

Economic Development Agency of the City of San Bernardino
201 North “E” St., Suite 301
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Email: krobles@sbrda.org
Phone: 909-663-1044
Fax: 909-888-9413
www.sbrdaprojects.org/Brownfields

Comments/nominations are to be received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 12, 2008.

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