[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 11 (Tuesday, January 18, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2905-2906]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-908]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9254-1]


FY2011 Supplemental Funding for Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund 
(RLF) Grantees

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of the availability of funds.

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SUMMARY: EPA's Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR) 
plans to make available approximately $8 million to supplementally fund 
Revolving Loan Fund capitalization grants previously awarded 
competitively under section 104(k)(3) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 
U.S.C. 9604(k)(3). Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (BCRLF) 
pilots awarded under section 104(d)(1) of CERCLA that have not 
transitioned to section 104(k)(3) grants are not eligible to apply for 
these funds. EPA will consider awarding supplemental funding only to 
RLF grantees who have demonstrated an ability to deliver programmatic 
results by making at least one loan or subgrant. The award of these 
funds is based on the criteria described at CERCLA 104(k)(4)(A)(ii).
    The Agency is now accepting requests for supplemental funding from 
RLF grantees. Requests for funding must be submitted to the appropriate 
EPA Regional Brownfields Coordinator (listed below) by February 17, 
2011. Funding requests for hazardous substances and/or petroleum 
funding will be accepted. Specific information on submitting a request 
for RLF supplemental funding is described below and additional 
information may be obtained by contacting the EPA Regional Brownfields 
Coordinator.

DATES: This action is effective January 18, 2011.

ADDRESSES: A request for supplemental funding must be in the form of a 
letter addressed to the appropriate Regional Brownfields Coordinator 
(see listing below) with a copy to Megan Quinn, U.S. EPA, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., MC: 5105T, Washington, DC 20460.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Quinn, U.S. EPA, (202) 566-2773 
or the appropriate Brownfields Regional Coordinator.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization 
Act added section 104(k) to CERCLA to authorize Federal financial 
assistance for brownfields revitalization, including grants for 
assessment, cleanup and job training. Section 104(k) includes a 
provision for the EPA to, among other things, award grants to eligible 
entities to capitalize Revolving Loan Funds and to provide loans and 
subgrants for brownfields cleanup. Section 104(k)(4)(A)(ii) authorizes 
EPA to make additional grant funds available to RLF grantees for any 
year after the year for which the initial grant is made

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(noncompetitive RLF supplemental funding) taking into consideration:
    (I) The number of sites and number of communities that are 
addressed by the revolving loan fund;
    (II) The demand for funding by eligible entities that have not 
previously received a grant under this subsection;
    (III) The demonstrated ability of the eligible entity to use the 
revolving loan fund to enhance remediation and provide funds on a 
continuing basis; and
    (IV) Such other similar factors as the [Agency] considers 
appropriate to carry out this subsection.

Eligibility

    In order to be considered for supplemental funding, RLF recipients 
must have made at least one loan or subgrant prior to applying for this 
supplemental funding. Additionally, the RLF recipient must have 
significantly depleted existing available funds; demonstrated a need 
for supplemental funding based on, among other factors, the number of 
sites that will be addressed; demonstrated the ability to make loans 
and subgrants for cleanups that can be started and completed 
expeditiously (i.e. ``shovel-ready'' projects); demonstrated the 
ability to administer and revolve the capitalization funding in the RLF 
grant; demonstrated an ability to use the RLF grant to address funding 
gaps for cleanup; and demonstrated that they have provided a community 
benefit from past and potential loan(s) and/or subgrant(s). Applicants 
for supplemental funding must contact the appropriate Regional 
Brownfields Coordinator below to obtain information on the format for 
supplemental funding applications for their region. When requesting 
supplemental funding, applicants must specify whether they are seeking 
funding for sites contaminated by hazardous substances or petroleum. 
Applicants may request both types of funding.

                            Regional Contacts
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                 Region & States                   Address/Phone number/
                                                           E-mail
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EPA Region 1, Diane Kelley,     CT, ME, MA, NH,    One Congress Street,
 Kelley.Diane@epa.gov.           RI, VT.            Suite 1100, Boston,
                                                    MA 02114-2023, Phone
                                                    (617) 918-1424, Fax
                                                    (617) 918-1291.
EPA Region 2, Lya Theodoratos,  NJ, NY, PR, VI...  290 Broadway, 18th
 Theodoratos.Lya@epa.gov.                           Floor, New York, NY
                                                    10007, Phone (212)
                                                    637-3260, Fax (212)
                                                    637-4360.
EPA Region 3, Tom Stolle,       DE, DC, MD, PA,    1650 Arch Street,
 Stolle.Tom@epa.gov.             VA, WV.            Mail Code 3HS51,
                                                    Philadelphia,
                                                    Pennsylvania 19103,
                                                    Phone (215) 814-
                                                    3129, Fax (215) 814-
                                                    5518.
EPA Region 4, Phil Vorsatz,     AL, FL, GA, KY,    Atlanta Federal
 Vorsatz.Philip@epa.gov.         MS, NC, SC, TN.    Center, 61 Forsyth
                                                    Street, SW., 10th
                                                    Floor, Atlanta, GA
                                                    30303-8960, Phone
                                                    (404) 562-8789, Fax
                                                    (404) 562-8439.
EPA Region 5, Deborah Orr,      IL, IN, MI, MN,    77 West Jackson
 Orr.Deborah@epa.gov.            OH, WI.            Boulevard, Mail Code
                                                    SE-4J, Chicago,
                                                    Illinois 60604-3507,
                                                    Phone (312) 886-
                                                    7576, Fax (312) 886-
                                                    7190.
EPA Region 6, Monica Chapa      AR, LA, NM, OK,    1445 Ross Avenue,
 Smith, Smith.Monica@epa.gov.    TX.                Suite 1200 (6SF-PB),
                                                    Dallas, Texas 75202-
                                                    2733, Phone (214)
                                                    665-6780, Fax (214)
                                                    665-6660.
EPA Region 7, Susan Klein,      IA, KS, MO, NE...  901 N. 5th Street,
 Klein.Susan@epa.gov.                               Kansas City, Kansas
                                                    66101, Phone (913)
                                                    551-7786, Fax (913)
                                                    551-8688.
EPA Region 8, Dan Heffernan,    CO, MT, ND, SC,    1595 Wynkoop Street
 Heffernan.Daniel@epa.gov.       UT, WY.            (EPR-B), Denver, CO
                                                    80202-1129, Phone
                                                    (303) 312-7074, Fax
                                                    (303) 312-6065.
EPA Region 9, Laurie Amaro,     AZ, CA, HI, NV,    75 Hawthorne Street,
 Amaro.Laurie@epa.gov.           AS, GU.            WST-8, San
                                                    Francisco, CA 94105,
                                                    Phone (415) 972-
                                                    3364, Fax (415) 972-
                                                    3364.
EPA Region 10, Susan Morales,   AK, ID, OR, WA...  1200 Sixth Avenue,
 Morales.Susan@epa.gov.                             Suite 900, Mailstop:
                                                    ECL-112 Seattle, WA
                                                    98101, Phone (206)
                                                    553-7299, Fax (206)
                                                    553-0124.
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    Dated: January 10, 2011.
David R. Lloyd,
Director, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, Office of 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
[FR Doc. 2011-908 Filed 1-14-11; 8:45 am]
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