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Prospective U.S. brownfield redevelopers who submitted a brownfields grant application last year may be able to res...


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March 1, 2004 by Hazmat Management

Prospective U.S. brownfield redevelopers who submitted a brownfields grant application last year may be able to resubmit it with a new cover letter. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reopening the competition for Fiscal Year 2004 brownfields grants to accept applications for funding for certain brownfield sites that were not eligible under the Proposal Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants that had a December 2003 deadline.

On January 23, 2004, President George W. Bush signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004. The law temporarily expands the number of brownfields sites that are eligible for funding under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s brownfields assessment, revolving loan fund, and cleanup grants awarded under section 104(k) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended.

For fiscal year 2004 only, funds appropriated under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004, to carry out CERCLA 104(k), may be used by recipients of brownfields grants and loans for eligible and allowable costs when a recipient satisfies all of the elements required to qualify as a bona fide prospective purchaser under CERCLA section 101(40).

Qualified applicants must have specific brownfields sites identified, and these sites must now be eligible for EPA funding in Fiscal Year 2004 due to the referenced provision of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004.

The deadline for proposals is 6 p.m. EST on March 9, 2004.

To obtain the complete guidelines, visit:
http://www.epa.gov/brownfields

For further information, contact EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Office of Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment at 202-566-2777.