EPA's Region 6 Office
Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations
Region 6 Brownfields Resources
National Brownfields Resources
- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
- The Brownfields Revitalization Act
- Grants & Funding
- National Brownfields & Land Revitalization Home Page
- National Brownfields Grant Competition
- Tools and Technical Information
- Where You Live
- National Brownfields 2013 Conference - May 15-17, Atlanta, GA. For details and to register go to the Brownfields 2013 Conference website. EPA Region 6 is hosting a meet-and-greet event at the Conference on Wednesday, May 15. See the invitation and agenda for details.
- The FY13 Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Competition awards have been announced. Region 6 awards are as follows (details):
- City of Arlington, Assessment (Hazardous $200,000; Petroleum $200,000)
- City of Oklahoma City, Assessment (Hazardous $200,000; Petroleum $200,000)
- Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District, Inc. (Hazardous $200,000; Petroleum $200,000)
- City of Tulsa, Revolving Loan fund ($800,000); Cleanup (3 sites, $200,000 each)
- St. Margaret's Foundation, non-profit Cleaup ($200,000)
- Town of Silver City, Cleanup ($200,000)
- The City of Shreveport was awarded an Area-Wide Planning grant for $200,000 to tackle redevelopment efforts for its Allendale and Ledbetter Heights neighborhoods..
- The Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA) Program has funded over 40 environmental site assessments this past year. Services also include brownfield inventories, area-wide planning and site cleanup planning. There are now over 20 active TBA sites taking advantage of the free assessment services provided. Can your community use this assistance?
- Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) is an EPA-funded program assisting communities in their understanding and involvement in brownfields cleanup and revitalization, especially underserved, rural, small, and otherwise distressed communities. Kansas State Univesity's TAB Program (PDF, 1 p., 352KB) provides this free assistance for our region. Check out the University's 2013 TAB Brownfields Workshops.
Brownfields Success Story
Gallup, New Mexico – The Lexington Hotel has been a city landmark since it was built in 1930. Once a refined place for travelers to stay, it experienced a downward trend and flophouse status by the 1990’s. The hotel’s classic structure and a desire to address homelessness in the City were driving factors that put the community into action for its rehabilitation. Funding for this project came from a number of sources, including site assessment services provided by the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments through its US EPA Brownfields assessment grant funding. Site cleanup was assisted by a sub-grant from New Mexico Environment Department’s US EPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund. The hotel now provides transitional housing and permanent residency for those in need, as well as office space for non-profit case managers, employment services and outreach workers.
Featured Brownfields Project
Cherokee Nation, Rose, Oklahoma - Old Saline Courthouse - Lead-based Paint Remediation
Region 6 Brownfields Accomplishments
Since the Brownfields Program inception in 1996, Region 6 grantees have been awarded over $73 million in brownfields competitive grants. Region 6 is proud to report that over 1400 sites have been assessed, 18,000 jobs created and $3.5 billion leveraged in redevelopment.
Data on EPA grant-funded Brownfields sites, by region, is available at Where You Live. Brownfield sites in Region 6 are also available using Google Earth. Instructions for viewing Brownfield sites (PDF, 1 page, 22 KB) will get you started using a free mapping tool from Google Earth.
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