[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 119 (Tuesday, June 22, 2010)]
[Pages 35456-35457]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15046]




Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability 
Act (CERCLA) or Superfund, Brownfields Amendments, Section 104(k); 
Notice of Revisions to FY2011 Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment, 
Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Section 104(k)(5)(A)(iii) of the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) requires EPA to 
publish guidance to assist applicants in preparing proposals for grants 
to assess and clean up brownfield sites. EPA's Brownfields Program 
provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes and nonprofits to 
prevent, inventory, assess, clean up and reuse brownfield sites. In FY 
2011, EPA has revised the Brownfields Grant Proposal Guidelines 
(guidelines) and is soliciting comments on those revisions. EPA 
provides brownfields funding for three types of grants: Assessment, 
revolving loan fund and cleanup.

DATES: Publication of this notice will start a five working day comment 
period on revisions to the FY 2011 Brownfields Grant Guidelines. 
Comments will be accepted through July 2, 2010. EPA expects to release 
a Request for Proposals based on these revised guidelines in late 
summer of 2010.

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ADDRESSES: The draft guidelines can be downloaded at: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/. If you do not have Internet access and 
require hard copies of the draft guidelines please contact Rachel Lentz 
at (202) 566-2745. Please send any comments to Rachel Lentz at 
[email protected] no later than July 2, 2010.

and Emergency Response, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, 
(202) 566-2777.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments will be accepted through July 2, 
2010. Please note that in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2), EPA is 
not undertaking notice and comment rulemaking and has not established a 
docket to receive public comments on the guidelines. Rather, the Agency 
as a matter of policy is soliciting the views of interested parties on 
the draft FY 2011 Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup 
Guidelines. Please note that these draft guidelines are subject to 
change. Organizations interested in applying for Brownfields funding 
must follow the instructions contained in the final guidelines that EPA 
publishes on http://www.grants.gov, rather than these draft guidelines.
    There are three types of grants that applicants may apply for under 
these guidelines:
    1. Brownfields Assessment Grants--which provide funds to inventory, 
characterize, assess, and conduct area-wide planning, cleanup and 
redevelopment planning and community involvement related to brownfield 
    2. Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grants--which provide funding 
for a grant recipient to capitalize a revolving loan fund and to 
provide subgrants to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites.
    3. Brownfields Cleanup Grants--which provide funds to carry out 
cleanup activities at a specific brownfield site owned by the 

(The Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance entry for Brownfields 
Grants is 66.818.)

    Dated: June 16, 2010.
David R. Lloyd,
Director, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, Office of 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
[FR Doc. 2010-15046 Filed 6-21-10; 8:45 am]