EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. In 2002, the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act was passed to help states and communities around the country cleanup and revitalize brownfields sites. Under this law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through four competitive grant programs: assessment grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup grants, and job training grants. Additionally, funding support is provided to state and tribal response programs through a separate mechanism.
Former retail and office space located at 184 South Broadway Ave, Salem, OH 44460.
6.7 acres of vacant land
Former site of the Butler Art Institute.
Parcel 51-03672.00 150' x 120' (.431 Acres) Former Murry Corp. of America (Eljer), Currently not in use - Wooded lot.
Current Paint Store and Wood Working Shop - Former Dairy
Easement over former Eljer Plumbing Ware site, Now CCPA (Parcel #s 51-03675, 51-03674, 51-03668.006 and easement over As America, Inc parcel # 51-0362
EPA has selected the City of Salem for two brownfield assessment grants. Community-wide hazardous substances grant funds will be used to perform six Phase I and four Phase II environmental site assessments and conduct cleanup planning at one site. Petroleum grant funds will be used to perform seven Phase I and six Phase II environmental site assessments and conduct cleanup planning at two sites with potential petroleum contamination. Grant funds of both types also will be used for community and stakeholder outreach activities.
To submit a location for consideration, please click the link to download the City of Salem Brownfield Site Nomination Application as a PDF document. Further instructions are contained within the PDF.
Below is the Property Access Agreement Form for the EPA Grant.