Pacific Southwest (Region 9) Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA) Application
EPA's Pacific Southwest (Region 9) implements and enforces federal environmental laws in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands, and 148 tribal nations.
- IMPORTANT NOTES TO FORM PREPARER
- TBA Applicant Considerations
- TBA Application Form
EPA provides contractor assistance to research historic property uses, conduct environmental sampling, and identify potential environmental concerns. Eligible applicants can access up to $100,000 worth of technical assistance for eligible properties. All questions in this application must be answered to receive consideration for assistance. Privately owned properties can be assessed under this program as long as they are sponsored by an eligible applicant. EPA accepts applications on a rolling basis.
IMPORTANT NOTES TO FORM PREPARER
- Review the TBA Applicant Considerations (below).
- Prepare to fill out the application form by completing the File Pre-Application Checklist (EPA Region 9) (docx) .
- Completely fill out the Application Form (below) using your completed Pre-Application Checklist (step 2 above).
- IMPORTANT: Complete the TBA Consent for Access to Property Form (Region 9) (pdf) according to the instructions in the form and submit by email.
EPA cannot provide a method to save a partially completed form for later retrieval; the form on this page must be completed in one session. To assist with planning to complete this form in one sitting, please utilize the "Targeted Brownfields Application - Pre-application Checklist" from step 3 above.
TBA Applicant Considerations
- Unit of government
- 501(c)(3) non-profit
- Private party sponsored by an eligible applicant
- Property must meet definition of a Brownfields site: Real property whose reuse is complicated by real or perceived contamination
- Must have permission to access property (including permission to collect samples onsite and in buildings if appropriate)
- Access conferred by property owner consent
Absence of Liability for Hazardous Substance
- Cannot be responsible for a release of contamination
- Conducted a due diligence review before purchase
Properties Not Eligible for funding
- Properties listed, or proposed for listing, under the Superfund National Priorities List.
- Facilities subject to U.S. EPA unilateral administrative orders, court orders, administrative orders on consent, or judicial consent decrees issued to, or entered into, by parties under CERCLA.
- Facilities that are subject to the jurisdiction, custody or control of the United States Government.
- Some ineligible properties may be eligible with a “property specific determination.” Contact EPA for more information.
Priorities for EPA Region 9 TBA Resources
- Historically underserved areas, such as communities with Environmental Justice concerns, Native American Tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and rural communities. For example, see the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, developed by the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality, which identifies census tracts that are overburdened and underserved
- Relatively small sites with near-term redevelopment potential
- Project distribution throughout the EPA Pacific Southwest Region 9 geographic areas of California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, and Pacific Island territories
- Underserved communities that have not yet accessed EPA Brownfields and Land Revitalization assistance
- TBA deliverables developed are public documents, releasable under the Freedom of Information Act. EPA provides deliverables to the applicant and keeps them on file.
- Deliverables will take 3 to 9+ months to complete based on project complexity and overall workload.
- Applicant agrees to provide EPA with project information and photos when the site is redeveloped, including information on:
- dollars leveraged
- jobs created
- environmental benefits, such as reduction in vehicle miles traveled, water quality improvement, etc.
EPA Region 9 Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA) Application
EPA cannot provide a method to save a partially completed form for later retrieval; the form on this page must be completed in one session. To assist with planning to complete this form in one sitting, please utilize the "Pre-application Checklist" from step 3 above. You must also complete and submit the Consent for Access to Property Form (above) to have your application considered.
All Questions Must be Answered to Receive Consideration for Assistance