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Brownfields and Land Revitalization in the Pacific Southwest

The Brownfields Program in Region 9 provides technical assistance and grants to communities in Arizona, California, Hawai’i, Nevada, the Pacific Islands and 148 tribal nations. Brownfields assistance and grants can be used to assess, safely clean-up and plan for the transformation of contaminated properties into community assets.

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Recent Projects

Rails-To-Trails Project Site, Brea, CA

  • Industrial landscape looking down broken, very old railroad tracks Before Cleanup and Rails-To-Trails Project, Brea, CA.
  • Industrial landscape of railroad track area now dug up, with cement mixer truck in foreground Soil Remediation, Rails-To-Trails Project Site, Brea, CA.
  • People walking on paved path with trees and grass visible on both sides After clean-up and Rails-To-Trails Project, Brea, CA.
  • Group of workers wearing blue t-shirts standing around a pile of soil with gold shovels stuck into the pile. Paradise Creek Project Groundbreaking, National City, CA.
  • Work site surrounded with cyclone fence, workers, and apartment foundation under construction Paradise Creek Apartments Construction, National City, CA.
  • Exterior view of modern apartments Paradise Creek Apartments, National City, CA.

Targeted Brownfields Assessment

A Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA) is a technical service provided by EPA to conduct an all-appropriate inquiry Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and/or Phase II ESA which documents environmental conditions at a property under consideration for redevelopment. The TBA can also be used to evaluate vari­ous cleanup alternatives, costs and reuse planning. EPA’s environmental consultants will conduct the TBA. The TBA program is offered by EPA at no cost to eligible public and non-profit entities interested in redeveloping abandoned or underutilized property that may be contaminated by hazardous substances, petroleum, drug laboratories, or mining wastes.

The program is voluntary and is designed to evaluate environmental conditions at Brownfields properties as a step towards cleanup and redevelopment of these properties.

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Materials for Brownsfields Grants

State Cleanup Programs

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Map of EPA Region 9ArizonaCaliforniaHawaiiNevada

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Federally Recognized Tribes with 128(a) Brownfields Programs

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