05.08.09

EPA Brownfield Grants - Region 1, Vermont 2009

Summary Information

The State of Vermont will receive $2,000,000. Seven recipients will receive funding. Four are regional recipients; Windham Regional Commission, Lamoille County Planning Commission, Northwest Regional Planning Commission, and Rutland Regional Planning Commission.

Assessment grants amount to $1,400,000. 

Cleanup grants amount to $600,000. 

Recovery Act grants amount to $400,000.

Regular Competition grants amount to $1,400,000.

The City of Burlington will receive a $200,000 assessment grant, the City of St. Albans will receive $400,000 in cleanup grants, and the New England Youth Theatre in Brattleboro will receive a $200,000 cleanup grant.

Again there are four regional recipients. The Windham Regional Commission will receive $400,000 in assessment grants. The Lamoille County Planning Commission will receive $400,000 in assessment grants. The Northwest Regional Planning Commission will receive $200,000 in assessment grants. And the Rutland Regional Planning Commission will receive $200,000 in assessment grants.

Program Information

Burlington, VT

Assessment Grant

$200,000 for hazardous substances

EPA has selected the City of Burlington for a brownfields assessment grant. Community-wide hazardous substances grant funds will be used for site identification and assessment activities. Grant funds also will be used to conduct cleanup planning and support community involvement activities.

Lamoille County Planning Commission, VT

Assessment Grants

$200,000 for hazardous substances

$200,000 for petroleum

EPA has selected the Lamoille County Planning Commission for two brownfields assessment grants. Communitywide hazardous substances grant funds will be used to conduct about seven Phase I and up to three Phase II environmental site assessments. Petroleum funds will be used to conduct about seven Phase I and five to six Phase II

environmental site assessments. Grant funds also will be used to conduct cleanup planning, and continue inventory, prioritization, and public outreach activities.

New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro, VT

Cleanup Grant

$200,000 for hazardous substances

EPA has selected the New England Youth Theatre for a brownfields cleanup grant. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up the approximately 0.2-acre former Tri State Automotive site at 64 Elm Street in the Town of Brattleboro. The site historically was used for paper and paint manufacturing, and as a vehicle machine shop. The site building materials and soils are contaminated with metals, volatile organic compounds, and PCBs. Grant funds also will be used to record an institutional control placing use limitations on the site, and support community outreach activities. 

Northwest Regional Planning Commission, Northwest Vermont

Assessment Grant

$200,000 for hazardous substances

EPA has selected the Northwest Regional Planning Commission for a brownfields assessment grant. Communitywide hazardous substances grant funds will be used to conduct three to four Phase I and one or two Phase II environmental site assessments in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. Grant funds also will be used to support community outreach activities.

Rutland Regional Planning Commission, Rutland County, VT

Assessment Grant

$200,000 for hazardous substances

EPA has selected the Rutland Regional Planning Commission for a brownfields assessment grant. Community-wide hazardous substances grant funds will be used to conduct six Phase I and two Phase II environmental site assessments. Grant funds also will be used to prepare cleanup plans and support community outreach activities.

St. Albans, VT

Cleanup Grants

$400,000 for hazardous substances

EPA has selected the City of St. Albans for two brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up contamination at the former Fonda Container Company property. One cleanup grant will address Buildings 2 and 3 at 15 Lower Newton Street, and the other cleanup grant will address Building 1 at 21 Lower Newton Street. The facility is a former paper manufacturer and is contaminated with PCBs, metals, and other compounds.

Windham Regional Commission, Southeast Vermont

Assessment Grants

$200,000 for hazardous substances (Recovery Act Funding)

$200,000 for petroleum (Recovery Act Funding)

EPA has selected the Windham Regional Commission for two brownfields assessment grants. Community-wide hazardous substances grant funds will be used to conduct five Phase I and five Phase II environmental site assessments. Grant funds also will be used to inventory brownfields, conduct cleanup planning, and support community outreach activities. Petroleum grant funds will be used to conduct the same tasks at sites with potential petroleum contamination.

Press Contact

David Carle: 202-224-3693