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FW: $5.5 Million for EPA Brownfields Projects in Region 8


Jason Seyler
DEQ Brownfields Coordinator

From: Wilson, Christina []
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:26 PM
To: Wilson, Christina <>
Subject: $5.5 Million for EPA Brownfields Projects in Region 8

Brownfields and Land Revitilization in Region 8<…>

Spring 2018


$5.5 million will go to EPA Region 8 Brownfields Projects & Partners

Technical Assistance and Training Opportunities

Region 8 Brownfields Project in the Spotlight – Stanley Marketplace Flying High

Contact Us

This is truly an exciting time for the Brownfields Program! The BUILD Act (Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act) was included in the 2018 omnibus spending bill that was signed into law on March 23, amending the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) to revise Brownfields Programs and funding. This is the first major legislative change to the original 2002 Brownfields Law. Changes include increased liability protections for local governments and raising the cleanup grant funding ceiling from $200,000 to $500,000. The BUILD Act also expands brownfields grant eligiblity for nonprofit organizations.
To find out more about the changes and how the BUILD Act may benefit your program, go to KSU’s TAB website<…>, read the BUILD Act Summary<…>, and attend a free webinar<…> on May 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM Mountain Time.

Figure 1: BUILD Act Webinar Invitation<…>

$5.5 million will go to EPA Region 8 Brownfields Projects & Partners
EPA announced today that $5.5 million will be awarded to communities in Region 8 to help revitilize brownfields sites and transform them into community assets. Congratulations to the Region 8 communties receiving brownfields grants!

* Wyoming Business Council – $800,000 Revolving Loan Fund Grant
* Fremont County, CO – $600,000 Assessment Coalition Grant
* Carbon County, UT – $600,000 Assessment Coalition Grant
* City of Douglas, WY – $300,000 Community-Wide Assessment Grant
* Bessemer Historical Society in Pueblo, CO – $200,000 Cleanup Grant for the Minnequa Steelworks Adminstration Building
* City of Lamar, CO – $300,000 Community-Wide Assessment Grant
* Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality – $325,000 Site-Specific Assessment Grant for the Former ACME Power Plant
* Headwaters Resource Conservation and Development in Butte, MT – $600,000 Assessment Coalition Grant
* Turtle Mountain Band of the Chippeawa Indians in Belcourt, ND – $200,000 Cleanup Grant for

L’BelCour Housing

* Blackfeet Tribe in Browning, MT – $200,000 Cleanup Grant for 5 buildings in Heart Butte Government Square
* Stillwater County, MT – $170,000 Cleanup Grant for the Former Stillwater Community Hospital
* Grand Junction Housing Authority in Grand Junction, CO – $80,500 Cleanup Grant for asbestsos abatement at Bookcliff Avenue Properties
* Great Falls Development Authority in Great Falls, MT – $300,000 Community-Wide Assessment Grant
* City of Missoula, MT – $300,000 Community-Wide Assessment Grant
* Great Northern Development Corporation in Wolf Point, MT – $600,000 Assessment Coalition Grant
Click here<…> to read EPA’s press release and find out more about these projects.

Figure 2: Minnequa Steelworks Administration Building – $200k Cleanup Grant for
asbestos abatement and lead based paint encapsulation

Technical Assistance and Training Opportunities
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) is providing free training courses to assist tribes with developing solid waste codes. The first course, “Development and Implementation of Tribal Solid Waste Codes and Ordinances,” took place in Phoenix, Arizona on March 13-15, 2018 and the follow-up course, “Solid Waste Codes and Ordinance: Part II,” will take place on July 17-19, 2018 (location TBD). For more information, see ITEP’s Training Schedule<…>.

Region 8 Brownfields Project in the Spotlight – Stanley Marketplace Flying High
A man with a vision to develop the property, the City of Aurora, the State of Colorado, and the EPA all helped overcome cleanup and redevelopment challenges at a 22-acre former manufacturing facility. The Stanley Marketplace is a food-centric, community-inspired, 100,000 ft2 marketplace located in the former Stanley Aviation manufacturing facility campus in Aurora, Colorado. Stanley Marketplace houses over 50 independently-owned Colorado businesses offering places to eat, drink, exercise, shop, work, and more. Vist the Stanley Marketplace website<…> and read more about this Brownfields Success Story here<…>!

Figure 3: Outside Stanley Marketplace

Figure 4: Inside Stanley Marketplace

Contact Us
For more information about U.S. EPA Region 8, please visit:…<…>
or contact Stephanie Shen with the Region 8 Brownfields Team at:<>.

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