Project Title & Description
RPC Brownfield Petroleum Assessment 09-12
This is Brownfields Petroleum Assessment cooperative assistance agreement because it will assist the area with the Regional Planning Commission, a Intermunicipal, to develop and establish a local Brownfields Program that is in accordance with Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002 and EPA Brownfields Program National Guidance. This cooperative agreement will enable the recipient to meet EPA strategic Goal Number 4 by supporting the area designated under the Regional Planning Commission with the State of Louisiana, to identify/inventory petroleum related Brownfields properties; to conduct environmental site assessments on petroleum Brownfields properties; and to conduct outreach activities to inform citizens and community about it's community-wide Brownfields program. This cooperative agreement will also assist the Regional Planning Commission in obtaining information and tools needed to carry-out their responsibility in connection with assessment and cleanup of petroleum Brownfields properties to move properties towards reuse/redevelopment. This is a cooperative agreement because EPA will be substantially involved with the cooperative agreement assisting the recipient in making site eligibility determinations based on ownership and environmental contamination constituents - limited to the petroleum assessment definition under Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002 - before expending cooperative grant funds.