Project Title & Description
City of Austin Brownfields Hazardous Assessment Grant
This is a Brownfields Assessment Cooperative Assistance Agreement because it will assist the City of Austin, a municipality, to develop and establish a local Brownfields Program that is in accordance with the 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 City of Austin in identifying/inventorying brownfields properties; to conduct environmental site assessments on brownfields properties; and to conduct outreach activities to inform citizens and communities about its Area Wide Brownfields Program. This cooperative agreement will also assist the City of Austin in obtaining information and tools the City of Austin needs to carry out their responsibilities in connection with assessment and cleanup of brownfileds properties to move properties towards reuse/redevelopment. This is a cooperative agreement because EPA will be substantially involved with the cooperative agreement recipient in making site eligibility determinations based on ownership and environmental contamination constituents-limited to the definition under Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002 - before expending cooperative grant funds on environmental site assessments.