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EPA National Brownfields Grants announcement to be held in Covington, KY

Release Date: 04/04/2008
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – April 4, 2008) EPA will recognize cities in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio on Monday, April 7, 2008 in Covington, Ky. as recipients of EPA brownfields grants that promote the redevelopment of abandoned and contaminated or potentially contaminated waste sites. Brownfields are sites where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.


Who: Susan Bodine, EPA Assistant Administrator of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency
Response; Alan Farmer, EPA Region 4 Director of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Division; Jim Mayka, EPA Region 5 Chief of the Superfund Land Revitalization Branch; Hank List, Deputy Secretary of the Ky. Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet; Irvin T. Callery, Mayor of Covington, Ky.; Sally Hutton, Mayor of Richmond, Indiana; Chuck Taylor, Mayor of Circleville, Ohio; William Murdock, Ohio Department of Development Urban Development Division Director; Joseph Sulzer, Mayor of Chillicothe, Ohio; Susan Hamilton, Louisville Asst. Dir of Economic Development; Ron Brunty, Chairperson Letcher County Conservation District; Steve Miller, Executive Director of the Buffalo Trace Area Development District; Colonel Glenn Skeens, Police Chief of Owensboro

What: EPA national brownfields grants announcement:

Kentucky
Covington
Buffalo Trace Area Development District in Northeastern Ky.
Letcher County Conservation District; Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government
Owensboro
Louisville

Ohio
Ohio Department of Development
Chillicothe
Circleville

Indiana
Richmond

When: Monday, April 7, 2008, 2:00 pm EST

Where: Former Donaldson Art Sign Facility
2125 Donaldson Ave.
Covington, Ky.

Brownfields are sites where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The brownfields program encourages redevelopment of America's estimated 450,000 abandoned and contaminated waste sites. Since the beginning of the program, EPA has awarded 1,255 assessment grants totaling more than $298 million, 230 revolving loan fund grants totaling about $217 million, and 426 cleanup grants totaling $78.7 million.

More information on the Brownfields program: epa.gov/brownfields