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 Rev. 10.10.2018

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Project Summary & Goals

Underutilized, potentially contaminated properties are known as “brownfields.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program is designed to empower communities to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. The City of Pittsburg was awarded EPA funding for Community-wide Assessment in 2017.  Through this grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the city will fund property evaluations, community engagement, and redevelopment planning.

Private property owners can benefit from this funding to support their redevelopment goals. The city’s Future Build program also receives funding from EPA to support training in environmental management and cleanup.

Estimated Project Timeline:   (Subject to Change)

October 2017   Identify sites for assessment
October 2017   Develop Request for Qualifications for assessment consultant
November 2017   Select consultant
January 2018   Develop Area-wide Plan and Quality Assurance Plan for assessments
July 2018   Begin Phase I assessments
November 2018   Finish Phase I assessments, begin Phase II assessments
May 2019   Finish Phase II Assessments
December 2019   Conduct preliminary clean-up planning

Milestone Updates:

May 31, 2017

EPA Announces 2017 Brownfields Program Awards

Oct. 1, 2017

Grant period begins

Oct. 25, 2017

Assessment consultant Request for Qualification advertisement begins

February 20, 2018

City Council approved a Contract for Professional Services with TRC for the Community-wide Environmental Assessment Project
June 15, 2018 EPA approved Phase I assessment of Site 1, Riverview Park.
August 6, 2018         EPA approval Phase I and II assessment of Site 2, "the Berm" (27 Marina Blvd.)
August 23, 2018     EPA approval Phase II assessment of Site 1, Riverview Park.

Important Dates 



Time & Location

   June 4, 2018   

Meeting with Pittsburg Defense Council

6:30 pm, City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room

Fall 2018 Meeting with Pittsburg Defense Council  6:30 pm, City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room
Winter 2018     Meeting with Pittsburg Defense Council TBD

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Last updated: 10/10/2018 4:53:52 PM