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Brownfields 2021 Assessment Fact Sheet

Union City, IN

Grant Recipient Information

Name: City of Union City, Indiana
Phone: 765-964-6534

EPA Information

Region: EPA Region 5 Brownfields Team
Phone: 312-353-2112
Website: https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfields-and-land-revitalization-illinois-indiana-michigan-minnesota-ohio-and
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Publication Information

Office:
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Land and Emergency Management (5105T)
Washington, D.C. 20460
Document Number:
EPA-560-F-21-076
Publication Date:
May 2021

Overview of the EPA Brownfields Program

EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002, as amended by the Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development Act of 2018, was passed to help states and communities around the country clean up and revitalize brownfield sites. Under this law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through five competitive grant programs: Multipurpose Grants, Assessment Grants, Revolving Loan Fund Grants, Cleanup Grants, and Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants. Additionally, funding support is provided to state and tribal response programs through a separate mechanism.

Assessment Grant

$300,000

EPA has selected the City of Union City for a Brownfields Assessment Grant. Community-wide grant funds will be used to conduct 11 Phase I and up to nine Phase II environmental site assessments. Grant funds also will be used to prepare up to 10 cleanup plans and support community outreach activities. Assessment activities will focus on the city's Pearl and Oak Street Corridor. Priority sites include a former bus body manufacturing facility, a former auto parts manufacturer, and a former police station.

For further information, including specific grant contacts, additional grant information, brownfields news and events, and publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/brownfields).

The information presented in this fact sheet comes from the grant application; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of the information. The cooperative agreement is negotiated after the selection announcement. Therefore, the funding amount and activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.
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