Brownfield Clean-Up to Be Discussed Tonight
The City of Tulsa will hold a public meeting on Monday, Oct. 17 to present updates on the Brownfields program. The meeting will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber on the second floor of City Hall, 175 E. 2nd St.
Information to be presented at the meeting will include an update on current brownfield cleanup projects at the Evans-Fintube site and 400 S. Boston Ave. Also to be announced at the meeting: Tulsa’s Brownfields Revolving Loan Program will benefit from a recent award from the Environmental Protection Agency of a $300,000 supplemental grant.
Tulsa also is looking toward future brownfield projects. The City of Tulsa/Tulsa Industrial Authority will submit a grant application to the EPA in December for brownfield assessment funding. Grant awards are anticipated for May 2017, with funds becoming available by October 2017.
A brownfield is an abandoned, idled or under-used industrial and commercial site where redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.