Olympia Seeking Public Comment On EPA Grant
The City of Olympia is applying for a $200,000 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield Cleanup Grant for the two city-owned Isthmus properties located at 529 4th Avenue W and at 505 4th Avenue W. The grant will provide funding for asbestos abatement needed prior to demolition of the two abandoned buildings. This action is needed prior to additional soils investigation and remediation.
The City is seeking comments from the public on the grant application and accompanying Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) report. The ABCA summarizes the site and contamination issues, cleanup standards, cleanup alternatives considered, and the proposed method of cleanup. The public comment period will begin on January 1, 2014 and close on January 15, 2014. The draft application, ABCA and information about opportunities to comment will be available on the City’s website at olympiawa.gov/isthmus on January 1.
To learn more about the grant application and cleanup plan, the City will hold a public meeting on January 9, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., at The Olympia Center located at 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia, WA 98501. Call 360.753.8380 for directions or special accommodations.
The City will include comments and responses in the grant application sent to the EPA on January 22, 2014.
December 24, 2013