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October 16, 2009 (Submission Date)

Environmental Management Support, Inc.
Attn: Mr. Don West
8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Dear Mr. West:

On behalf of the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto (Agency), I am pleased to submit
this U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) Brownfields Community Wide Assessment grant
application for both hazardous substances and petroleum contamination. The Agency,
located at 131 South Riverside Drive, Rialto, CA 92376, is the responsible Agency for the
receipt of EPA funds. We respectfully request a total of $400,000 under this joint application;
$200,000 for site assessments for brownfields with contaminated hazardous substances and
$200,000 for site assessments of brownfields contaminated with petroleum.

The City of Rialto is an ethnically diverse and economically challenged community of 98,700
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 Population Estimates) located within fast growing Inland
Empire of Southern California. The City of Rialto was incorporated on November 17, 1911, and
as such will soon celebrate its centennial. Like many older communities, the City of Rialto has a
long and colorful history of industries, development and land uses that may have knowing or
unknowingly contaminated or adversely impacted the community. Currently Rialto is a home to
the Union Pacific East Colton switching yard, the Kinder Morgan regional petroleum and fuel
storage and distribution facilities, major trucking operations such as Old Dominion, Yellow
Freight, UPS and Fed Ex, as well as numerous metal and steel fabricators and other heavy
industrial manufacturers and aggregate mining operations that negatively impact the community.

The project is located in Rialto, California, which is in San Bernardino County. The Governor of
California is The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger, State Capital Building, Sacramento,
California, 95814,telephone: (916) 445-2841, facsimile: (916) 445-4633. The Mayor of Rialto is
The Honorable Grace Vargas, 150 S. Palm Avenue, Rialto, California, 92376, Telephone: (909)
820-2520, Facsimile:(909 ) 820-2527, e-mail: GVargas@rialtoca.gov.; As the Director of the
Agency, I am responsible for all activities related to the Agency. My contact information is:
Robb Steel, Director of Redevelopment, 131 S. Riverside Avenue, Rialto, California, 92376,
telephone: (909) 879-1149, Facsimile: (909) 875-5467, e-mail RSteel@rialtoca.gov. The project
manager for this effort will be Greg Lantz., the Economic, Development Manager for the City of
Rialto. His contact information is: 131 S. Riverside Avenue, Rialto, California, 92376,
telephone: (909) 879-1150, Facsimile: (909) 875-5467, e-mail GLantz@rialtoca.gov..
Rialto is currently struggling to encourage new development and revitalize and redevelop many
of our older previously developed portions of the community, including our older Central
Business District (CBD) and the Foothill Boulevard Corridor (State Highway Route 66). In
many instances the redevelopment of these older portions of the community have either been
impacted or perceived to have been impacted by the previous commercial and industrial uses.
Funding of the grant(s) will allow our Redevelopment Agency to take a pro-active community-
wide approach to addressing the existing environmental concerns and facilitating the
redevelopment and revitalization of these portions of the community.

Grant funds will be used to conduct community outreach, prepare a brownfields inventory,
perform various Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, and develop a clean-up
plan within the identified targeted areas, as well as other brownfields that may be identified and
selected through the community outreach and participation process. The identified target areas
for this effort encompass much of the lower income areas of the City. The Agency anticipates
that the redevelopment and revitalization of these targeted areas will involve various the
development of mixed-uses, including transit-oriented developments that will include various
type of housing and retail/office uses. The project period would be for a period not to exceed
three years.

The City of Rialto and the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto would greatly appreciate
your support of this grant application. If you have any questions about the grant application or
need additional information related to the proposed project, please contact Mr. Greg Lantz,
Economic Development Manager at (909) 879-1150 or GLantz@rialtoca.gov.

Sincerely Yours,



Robb R Steel
Director of Redevelopment


cc:    Ms. Debbie Schechter, U.S. EPA Region 9 Brownfields Coordinator



Ms. Debbie Schechter,
Brownfields Coordinator
U.S. EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street, SFD 9-1
San Francisco, CA 94105
Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                             RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum       CFDA Number: 66.818

THRESHOLD CRITERIA

1.      Applicant Eligibility -        The Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto is an
        eligible applicant for the grant. The City of Rialto Finance Department will manage the
        grant funds.

2.      Letter from the State or Tribal Environmental Authority- See letter from the
        California Department of Toxic Substances Control , which is attached hereto as
        Appendix A.

3.      Site Eligibility and Property Ownership Eligibility - This Criterion is Not Applicable.
        The Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto is applying for a community –wide
        assessment grant. And no specific sites have been selected for assessment at this time.

RANKING CRITERIA

1. Community Need:-

     The City of Rialto is an ethnically diverse and economically challenged community of
     approximately 100,000 persons located within fast growing Inland Empire of Southern
     California. Like many older communities, which grew up along the railroad, the City of
     Rialto has a long and colorful history that grew from an agricultural base and has evolved
     and changed significantly over the years.

     Rialto is an ethnically diverse lower income community that has attracted a variety of
     business and industry that are less visually attractive and which may not readily be accepted
     in more affluent communities. Rialto currently home to such businesses as: the 200 acre
     Union Pacific’s East Colton classification yard, the Kinder Morgan regional petroleum and
     fuel storage tank farm and fuel distribution facilities, major trucking operations such as Old
     Dominion, Yellow Freight, UPS and Fed Ex, as well as numerous metal fabricators, as well
     as various surface mining and other heavy industrial manufacturing companies such as Eagle
     Tile, Monier Life Tile, and Rialto Concrete Products that adversely impacted the community.
     In the more recent past, the City of Rialto has attracted a significant number of large
     distribution warehouses and logistics facilities to the community. Although warehousing is
     typically are more attractive and cleaner industry, they do affect the community with a
     significant number of truck trips and emissions that impact the community. All of these
     businesses produce a significant amount of particulate matter that adversely affect the lungs
     of both children and adults and may reduce life expectancy.

     According to the World Health Organization, ambient particulate matter is responsible for
     harmful effects on health, even in the absence of other air pollutants. Both fine and coarse
     particles have been shown to affect health, in particular the respiratory system. Fine particles
     are more dangerous than coarse particles. Apart from the size of the particles, other specific
     physical, chemical, and biological characteristics that can influence harmful health effects
     include the presence of metals, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, other organic components, or
     certain toxins. When particulate matter is combined with other air pollutants, the individual
     effects of each pollutant are cumulative. In certain cases, especially for combinations of

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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                                 RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum           CFDA Number: 66.818

    particulate matter with ozone or allergens, effects were shown to be even greater than the
    sum of the individual effects. When particulate matter interacts with gases, this interaction
    changes its composition and, therefore, its effects. Certain groups of people are more
    susceptible to suffer health effects due to ambient particulate matter. These include elderly
    people, children, and people with a pre-existing heart and lung disease, asthmatics, and
    socially disadvantaged and poorly educated populations.

    Rialto has a comparatively lower socio-economic position than most other cities in the
    region. As such, the City of Rialto and its residents have been adversely affected and
    suffered from environmental injustice for many years. According to the 2000 Census
    Rialto’s demographic profile is made up largely of minority populations. Rialto population is
    51.2% Hispanic and 22.3% Black / African American. Rialto has significantly larger
    households (3.69 persons) and a large number of children under 18 years of age (37.7% of
    the resident population). Additionally, Rialto’s income levels are significantly less than the
    State or National averages, with per capita incomes of $13,375, which translates into to a
    very high poverty rates, with 17.4% of the persons in the community living below the
    poverty.
                                             TABLE 2.1
                                                                 San
                                               City of        Bernardino     State of      United
                                               Rialto          County       California     States
 Population                                      91,873         1,709,434   33,871,648   281,421,906
 Hispanic Origin (Any Race)                       51.2%            39.2%        32.4%         12.5%
 Persons per square mile, 2000                  4,200.9              85.2        217.2          79.6
 Persons under 5 years old, percent,               9.5%             8.4%         7.3%          6.8%
 2000
 Persons under 18 years old, percent,             37.7%            32.3%        27.3%         25.7%
 2000
 Median Age                                            26.4          30.3         33.3          35.3
 Persons per household, 2000                           3.69          3.15         2.87          2.59
 Median household income, 1999                  $41,254          $42,301       $47,493      $42,164
 Per capita money income, 1999                  $13,375          $16,856       $22,711      $21,587
 Persons below poverty, percent, 1999             17.4%            15.8%        14.2%       12.4%%
    Source: United States Census Bureau, 2000 Census

    a. Health, Welfare and Environment

        The City of Rialto current population of 98,700 (US Census 2008 estimate) is impacted
        by the number and extent of brownfields in the community. According to the US EPA
        EnviroMapper there are 95 companies that currently handle hazardous wastes in the City
        of Rialto. A significant number of these are located within the target areas for this
        project.   In addition, the State of California Water Resources Control Board
        environmental mapping program “GeoTracker” indicated that there were 47 underground
        storage tanks within the target areas, with 18 of those listed as leaking underground
        storage tanks. The web-site Planet Hazard lists 21 companies in the City that are


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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                                                 RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum                           CFDA Number: 66.818

        polluting the environment with a variety of contaminants.(Refer to Appendix B for r
        EnviroMapper. Geotracker and Planet Hazard data).

        The City of Rialto currently exhibits significant signs of economic distress as evidenced
        by extremely high unemployment rates (See Table 3.1)and very low income levels (See
        Table 2.1). Rialto’s per capita income of $13,375 is significantly below the County, State
        or National averages. Cities with lower than average incomes are more likely to have
        less educated residents and higher unemployment rates1. Family income has been shown
        to affect a child’s well-being in numerous studies1. According to the 2000 Census, 17.4%
        of Rialto’s population is living below the poverty level. However, the poverty rate for
        children under 18 years of age is 22.3% and 35.7% in families where no husband is
        present. Children in poverty are more likely to have physical health problems like low
        birth weight or lead poisoning, and are also more likely to have behavioral and emotional
        problems. Children in poverty also tend to exhibit cognitive difficulties, as shown in
        achievement test scores, and are less likely to complete basic education.

        As noted earlier, the City of Rialto has a relatively young resident population with large
        household sizes. According to the 2000 Census, Rialto’s median age is 26.4 years of age
        with nearly 40 % of the population being under 18 years of age. Rialto’s average
        household and family size are 3.69 and 4.01 respectively. As such, Rialto has a
        significant number of children and women of child bearing that are more susceptible to
        the health risks associated with the brownfields in the community. This potential impact
        is exacerbated even more by the density of the population,(4,201 people per square mile-
        2000 Census) and the close proximity of the brownfields.

        The City of Rialto’s unemployment rate as of August 2009 was 17.7% (Source: CA –
        EDD), which was considerably higher than the State or National rates. (Refer to Table
        3.1). Higher unemployment rates and lower incomes directly affect and limit access to
        healthcare and negatively affect health outcomes, since many families get their health
        insurance through their employer. According to the California Office of Statewide Health
        Planning and Development, the City of Rialto’s main zip code (92376) shows elevated
        health risks for Asthma (236.4 cases per 1,000) and Pneumonia (114.6 cases per 1,000),
        which are abnormally high. The asthma related hospitalization rates in the County of San
        Bernardino for children between the ages of 0 – 14 years is 16.7% or 76,000 children,
        which is twice the National Average.

                                                  TABLE 3.1
                                     UNEMPLOYMENT RATES (JANUARY 2006 - AUGUST 2009)
                                                                                                                                  P
                                Jan 2007         June 2007        Jan. 2008      June 2008 Jan. 2009 June 2009 Aug. 2009
    UNITED STATES                 4.6%             4.6%             4.9%           5.6%       7.6%     9.4%           9.7%
    CALIFORNIA                    5.4%             5.3%             6.4%           7.0%      10.6%     11.6%        12.1%
    SB-RIV MSA                    5.4%             5.8%             6.7%           8.1%      11.9%     13.7%        14.5%
    RIALTO                        6.9%             7.5%             8.3%           10.3%     14.8%     17.2%        17.7%
    Note: (p) - Preliminary
    Sources: U.S. Dept. of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics and State of California, Employment Development Department - LMID




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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                            RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum      CFDA Number: 66.818



    b. Financial Need

        The City of Rialto is an economically disadvantaged community that is in need of
        financial assistance for State and Federal Agencies. The City of Rialto is hard pressed to
        provide basic quality of life services. The current economic recession has negatively
        affected the City of Rialto and Redevelopment Agency’s revenues significantly. The
        slowing economy has affected the City of Rialto General Fund significantly. The City’s
        FY 08/09General Fund revenues of $59,175,000 have dropped nearly $7,000,000 or
        11.8% to $52,210,930 in FY09/10 (estimated). This is a drop is as a result of lower sales
        taxes, lower assessed values, property taxes and less Utility User taxes collected. To
        address the significant drop in revenues the City has had to implement serious steps to
        balance the City’s budget including curtailing capital project, re-negotiating employment
        contacts and implementing work furloughs.

        The Redevelopment Agency’s funding has also been negatively affected by the economic
        recession due to the decline in assessed values of real estate. In addition due to the State
        budget crisis, State legislators approved balancing the State budget by utilizing
        Redevelopment Agency tax increment revenues. The State will takeaway $6.67M from
        the Rialto Redevelopment Agency’s tax increment revenues for FY10 and $1.7M in
        FY11. Although the California Redevelopment Association is working with local
        agencies to fight this State raid of local funds, the Agency’s FY09/10 budget reflects this
        takeaway. Given the Agency declining revenues and current debt service obligations, the
        Agency will be hard pressed to fund any new major capital projects. Funding of the
        assessment grants will allow the Agency to investigate

2. Project Description and Feasibility of Success

    The Redevelopment Agency will use the grant funds to inventory, characterize, assess, and
    conduct cleanup planning on targeted Brownfield sites that are located within the older
    downtown central business district, along Foothill Boulevard (Route 66), as well as other
    sites in the community that may be identified and selected as a result of the community
    outreach and participation process. Maps depicting these targeted area are attached hereto in
    Appendix C The project will also involve a community outreach and education program
    that will help inform the local residents, businesses and stakeholder on the brownfields
    project and elicit the support and participation in the process of identifying, prioritizing and
    selecting the brownfields sites for conducting site assessments.

    The City of Rialto has a long and rich history tied to the railroad and citrus industry. The
    City of Rialto was established on November 11, 1911 and will soon celebrate its centennial
    in 2011. The founding of the township of what would later become the City of Rialto took
    place following the construction of the Santa Fe Railroad line from San Bernardino to
    Pasadena in 1887. Like most communities that developed along the railroad during this time,
    early settlers began planting vineyards, citrus groves, ranches and an agriculture economy
    soon prospered. Muscat grapes were first grown in Rialto and cuttings from the original
    plants were sent to many parts of the region. Citrus also became an important commodity in
    Rialto's early growth and at one time seven packing plants were sorted, packed and shipped

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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                           RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum     CFDA Number: 66.818

    citrus to all areas of the country. In 1914 the Pacific Electric (“PE”) completed its rail line
    through the City of Rialto.

    Today the PE railroad tracks located above First Street and still part of the Union Pacific
    Railroad System. The Pacific Electric depot located on Riverside Avenue has since been
    converted into a favorite local restaurant. The older Central Business District and historic
    downtown are located adjacent to the two major rail lines that serve the community. Much
    of this area was once developed with various packing houses related to the citrus industry,
    but today is developed with a variety of commercial, retail and residential uses. The City of
    Rialto has recently completed an award winning (SCAG- Excellence in Mobility Award -
    2008) Downtown Vision and Strategic Plan (June 2008) that envisions revitalizing the central
    business district and downtown area via redevelopment of transit oriented mixed use
    developments, transportation improvements, that cluster jobs and housing. Based upon the
    historic uses and anticipated residential re-use options, the effective redevelopment of this
    area may be affected by real or perceived contamination from petroleum and/or other
    hazardous substances. The funding of targeted environmental site assessments along in this
    targeted area will assist and facilitate the redevelopment and re-use of properties in the
    Central Business District that are consistent with the Downtown Vision and Strategic Plan
    the Agency’s redevelopment goals.

    Foothill Boulevard, the first major roadway in the region, was developed in 1913 and then
    later became part of the now historic Route 66 Highway System. During the 1950s and
    1960s Foothill Boulevard (Route 66) was the major commercial corridor in the region and
    the City. The corridor was developed with a plethora of service stations, motels and other
    automobile related services that catered to the traveling public. In the early 1960s the
    construction of the interstate highway system, most notably the I-10 Freeway, siphoned off
    most regional traffic from Route 66, which then began to its long slow decay. Due to less
    traffic many of the businesses along this once vibrant corridor began to fail and the area soon
    became blighted with closed service stations and other commercial buildings that have either
    been abandoned or demolished.

    To address this blighting influence in the community, the Redevelopment Agency adopted
    the Merged Redevelopment Project Area in 2002, which placed the Foothill Boulevard
    Corridor within a redevelopment project area. In April of 2009, the State of California
    relinquished control of Foothill Boulevard (State Highway 66) to the City of Rialto. The
    City of Rialto is nearing completion of the Foothill Boulevard Specific Plan (FBSP) that will
    establish new land uses and development standards along the Foothill Boulevard Corridor.
    The FBSP should be approved and adopted by the end of 2009. Because of the limited
    commercial viability of this corridor, the FBSP envisions that the redevelopment of the area
    will involve new land uses including commercial mixed uses and high density residential
    developments. Based upon the historic uses and anticipated residential re-use options, the
    effective redevelopment of this corridor may be affected by real or perceived contamination
    from petroleum and/or other hazardous substances. The funding of targeted environmental
    site assessments along this corridor will assist in the redevelopment of this corridor into a
    more sustainable and vibrant part of the community.



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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                            RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum      CFDA Number: 66.818

    If awarded, the Agency will use the grant funds to hire certified environmental professionals
    to prepare Phase I and Phase II site investigations on various previously developed
    Brownfield sites within these two major target area. In addition to the site investigations, the
    Agency will use a portion of the grant to engage in a community outreach and education
    program that will elicit and engage the “community partners” in the Brownfield Assessment
    project. Through this outreach, the Agency hopes to solicit and identify other potential
    Brownfield sites for investigation with the use of the grant funding.

    Based upon a grant award in the amount of $400,000, the Agency anticipates that it will be
    able to investigate between approximately 35-40 Brownfield sites in the community with
    Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) investigations. Based upon the results of the
    Phase I ESA’s and the ultimate redevelopment potential of the sites, the Agency will
    prioritize the identified brownfields sites for further investigations (Phase II ESA). The
    Agency anticipated that it will be able to complete on approximately 10-12 Phase II ESA’s
    brownfields sites depending upon the size and scope of sampling and testing required.

    b. Budget for EPA Funding and Leveraging Other Resources [10 Points]
                                                 TABLE 5.1


Project Tasks – Hazardous Waste
                        Task 1                  Task 2         Task 3      Task 4
                       Program               Community          Site      Phase I
                     Management              Involvement     Inventory    Phase II        Total
Personnel                  $15,000                                                        $15,000
Travel                      $2,500                                                         $2,500
Training/Education          $2,000                                                         $2,000
Contractual                                         $5,000     $12,500     $160,000      $177,500
Supplies                      $500                  $1,000                                 $1,500
Postage/Printing                                    $1,500                                 $1,500
Total                     $ 20,000                  $7,500     $12,500     $160,000      $200,000

    i) Project Budget: - Hazardous Waste Assessment

        The Agency is requesting a $200,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant for hazardous
        substance and a $200,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant. Although the Agency is
        submitting a joint application, two separate project budget will be presented below. (In
        the event the Agency is awarded both grants, any potential costs savings in the various
        project tasks due to “economies of scale” will be reallocated for additional site
        investigation work.




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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                           RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum     CFDA Number: 66.818

        Task 1: Program Management: ($20,000)
        This task includes overall program management including: documenting activities
        undertaken, overseeing contractors work for consistency with contractual obligations, and
        supervision of their plans (investigation plans, health and safety plans, quality assurance
        plans, etc). The Agency will assign City staff to adhere to federal procurement standards,
        identified in the appropriate OMB Circulars and program regulations. The City shall use
        best faith efforts to advertise and make available hiring and contracting opportunities to
        Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MEBE/WEBE), while also
        adhering to stringent Equal Employment Opportunity and Federal Procurement
        Standards. The Agency will ensure that all required regulatory reports are prepared,
        approved, and submitted within the appropriate time frames. Additionally, a portion of
        the funds will be used to off set costs for travel expenses and cost for education and
        training for Agency staff to manage and administer the grant and attend at least one EPA
        brownfield training meeting or conference.

        Task 2: Community Involvement: ($7,500)
        The Agency recognizes that it is essential to include community residents, business,
        property owner and stakeholder input throughout all phases of project planning, decision-
        making, and implementation process. This will be accomplished with the assistance of
        our community partners and through publishing and mailing newsletters, holding public
        meetings, updates to the Agency web site, press conferences, press releases, and through
        regular updates at the Agency Board’s meetings. Prior to conducting any assessments, the
        Agency will host a community-wide forum where residents, businesses, property owners
        and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to hear and comment on the proposed
        scope of the project, the assessment process, consultant selection process, and the
        identification and selection of the sites for review. The Agency will use this process to
        establish a Brownfield Steering Committee and seek the advice and participation of
        several community organizations including but not limited to the Rialto Unified School
        District, Healthy Rialto, Rialto Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Business
        Improvement District, and the University of California, Riverside, Department of
        Environmental Sciences. Input from the public and community meetings will be
        recorded and evaluated and, if appropriate, sites identified through this process will be
        incorporated into the project and/or future planning efforts.

        Task 3     Site Inventory: ($12,500)
        This task will begin with the selection of a competent and qualified consultant, procured
        using federal procurement standards, to assist with a community-wide Brownfields
        Inventory. The consultant’s work will include conducting a comprehensive records
        review and creating GIS maps that delineate at a minimum, suspected contaminated sites,
        parcel boundaries, surface and groundwater resources, roads, zoning districts, and
        adjacent land uses. The consultant’s work will be augmented by the Agency’s and
        public’s knowledge of possible suspect areas and sites based on their previous land
        use(s). Brownfield site inventory and database will also identify current and past
        ownerships, current and previous uses, likely contaminants and potential re-use
        opportunities. The site inventory will assist the Agency and the Brownfield Steering
        Committee members prioritize and select brownfield site for investigation.


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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                            RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum      CFDA Number: 66.818



        Task 4      Environmental Assessments: ($160,000)
        The Brownfields Steering Committee made up of the selected consultant firm,
        specializing in Brownfields remediation, the Agency, and key community stakeholders,
        will review and evaluate the suspected Brownfield sites identified in Task 3 and select
        and prioritize sites for Phase I and II Assessments for Task 4. It is anticipated that sites
        will be selected based on a number of ranking criteria, including the properties’ location
        to areas already identified as redevelopment areas, the existing infrastructure including
        access, the potential for job creation and new housing opportunities (including affordable
        housing), the presence of a willing owner or buyer to invest in the property, consistency
        with local use plans, community support, and the financial feasibility for clean-up.
        Community participation in the selection of site for site assessments will be key
        component of Task 4.

        Based upon an average cost of $3,000, the Agency anticipates completing roughly 13
        Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) (13 x $3,000 = $39,000). All Phase I
        assessments will include an All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) standards.
        Based upon the amount of contamination identified and anticipated redevelopment
        potential, the Agency currently estimates being able to complete 3-4 Phase II ESA’s with
        the remaining funds, (4 x $30,000 average = $120,000)

                        PROJECT BUDGET – PETROLEUM ASSESSMENTS

                                            TABLE 7.1
                                  Project Tasks – Petroleum
                            Task 1         Task 2        Task 3             Task 4
                           Program      Community         Site             Phase I
                          Management Involvement Inventory                 Phase II       Total
Personnel                     $15,000                                                     $15,000
Travel                         $2,500                                                      $2,500
Training/Education             $2,000                                                      $2,000
Contractual                                   $5,000      $12,500          $160,000      $177,500
Supplies                         $500         $1,000                                       $1,500
Postage/Printing                              $1,500                                       $1,500
Total                        $ 20,000         $7,500      $12,500          $160,000      $200,000

    ii) Project Budget: - Hazardous Waste Assessment

        As noted earlier, the Agency is requesting a $200,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant for
        hazardous substance and a $200,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant. Although the
        Agency is submitting a joint application, the Agency is submitting two separate project
        budgets. (Note: In the event the Agency is awarded both grants, any potential costs
        savings in the various project tasks resulting from the “economies of scale” will be
        reallocated for additional site investigation work.

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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                           RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum     CFDA Number: 66.818

        Task 1: Program Management: ($20,000)
        This task includes overall program management including: documenting activities
        undertaken, overseeing contractors work for consistency with contractual obligations, and
        supervision of their plans (investigation plans, health and safety plans, quality assurance
        plans, etc). The Agency will assign City staff to adhere to federal procurement standards,
        identified in the appropriate OMB Circulars and program regulations. The City shall use
        best faith efforts to advertise and make available hiring and contracting opportunities to
        Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MEBE/WEBE), while also
        adhering to stringent Equal Employment Opportunity and Federal Procurement
        Standards. The Agency will ensure that all required regulatory reports are prepared,
        approved, and submitted within the appropriate time frames. Additionally, a portion of
        the funds will be used to off set costs for travel expenses and cost for education and
        training for Agency staff to manage and administer the grant and attend at least one EPA
        brownfields training meeting or conference.

        Task 2: Community Involvement: ($7,500)
        The Agency recognizes that it is essential to include community residents, business,
        property owner and stakeholder input throughout all phases of project planning, decision-
        making, and implementation process. This will be accomplished with the assistance of
        our community partners and through publishing and mailing newsletters, holding public
        meetings, updates to the Agency web site, press conferences, press releases, and through
        regular updates at the Agency Board’s meetings. Prior to conducting any assessments, the
        Agency will host a community-wide forum where residents, businesses, property owners
        and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to hear and comment on the proposed
        scope of the project, the assessment process, consultant selection process, and the
        identification and selection of the sites for review. The Agency will use this process to
        establish a Brownfield Steering Committee and seek the advice and participation of
        several community organizations including but not limited to the Rialto Unified School
        District, Healthy Rialto, Rialto Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Business
        Improvement District, and the University of California, Riverside, Department of
        Environmental Sciences. Input from the public and community meetings will be
        recorded and evaluated and, if appropriate, sites identified through this process will be
        incorporated into the project and/or future planning efforts.

        Task 3     Site Inventory: ($12,500)
        This task will begin with the selection of a competent and qualified consultant, procured
        using federal procurement standards, to assist with a community-wide Brownfields
        Inventory. The consultant’s work will include conducting a comprehensive records
        review and creating GIS maps that delineate at a minimum, suspected contaminated sites,
        parcel boundaries, surface and groundwater resources, roads, zoning districts, and
        adjacent land uses. The consultant’s work will be augmented by the Agency’s and
        public’s knowledge of possible suspect areas and sites based on their previous land
        use(s). Brownfield site inventory and database will also identify current and past
        ownerships, current and previous uses, likely contaminants and potential re-use
        opportunities. The site inventory will assist the Agency and the Brownfield Steering
        Committee members prioritize and select brownfields site for investigation.


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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                             RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum       CFDA Number: 66.818

         Task 4      Environmental Assessments: ($160,000)
         The Brownfields Steering Committee made up of the selected consultant firm,
         specializing in Brownfields remediation, the Agency, and key community stakeholders,
         will review and evaluate the suspected Brownfield sites identified in Task 3 and select
         and prioritize sites for Phase I and II Assessments for Task 4. It is anticipated that sites
         will be selected based on a number of ranking criteria, including the properties’ location
         to areas already identified as redevelopment areas, the existing infrastructure including
         access, the potential for job creation and new housing opportunities (including affordable
         housing), the presence of a willing owner or buyer to invest in the property, consistency
         with local use plans, community support, and the financial feasibility for clean-up.
         Community participation in the selection of site for site assessments will be key
         component of Task 4.

         Based upon an average cost of $3,000, the Agency anticipates completing roughly 13
         Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) (13 x $3,000 = $39,000). All Phase I
         assessments will include an All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) standards. Based upon
         the amount of contamination identified and anticipated redevelopment potential, the
         Agency currently estimates being able to complete 3-4 Phase II ESA’s with the
         remaining funds, (4 x $30,000 average = $120,000)

  iii)   Leveraging:

         If the assessments determine that additional work (e.g., assessment or cleanup) may be
         required, the Agency will seek or provide additional resources necessary complete the
         investigations or cleanup work. On a case by case basis these additional resources may
         be provided by private funds, either from the current property owner or a prospective
         developer of the brownfields site, or other public funds, such as loans or grants that may
         be available from other regional, State or Federal sources and/or Agency funds. Since the
         targeted areas are within Redevelopment Project Areas, the Agency could allocate tax
         increment funds to facilitate the additional assessment or clean up costs for these affected
         properties, especially if there is a strong likelihood redevelopment project would benefit
         the community would occur..

         Other funding mechanisms and forms of assistance that may be used as resources to
         ensure the success of this project include: applications for a EPA Site Specific Cleanup
         Grant, CDBG funds, a CDBG Section 108 loan, Economic Development Administration
         - Economic Development Initiative Grants, Agency Housing Set-Aside funds, HOME
         funds, HUD Brownfields Economic Development Initiative, and/or other State of
         California funding sources such as the Targeted Site Investigation Program and local
         supplemental environmental funding sources, as they are available.

         As the revitalization planning efforts continue, all funding opportunities will be fully
         explored. The completion of the community-wide Brownfield inventory and any
         subsequent Phase I and Phase II assessments will also provide the Agency with reliable
         information to seek out alternative sources of funds to help mitigate any contamination
         and keep the project on track. The end-result will again be the development and/or


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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                           RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum     CFDA Number: 66.818

        redevelopment of commercial and industrial corridors in the City that will have
        sustainable amenities such as affordable rental and for-sale housing, retail, open-space,
        and recreational projects around these essential job creation corridors.

        Ultimately, the Agency is committed to the redevelopment of underutilized land and
        therefore is committed to provide the necessary funds beyond the life of this grant to
        continue the Brownfield clean-up and redevelopment process.

    c. Programmatic Capability [20 Points]

        The City of Rialto is a full service City that provides its own Police, Fire, Public Works,
        Water, Sewer and other services to the community. The City of Rialto and the
        Redevelopment Agency currently have the programmatic and staff capabilities to
        administer and implement the EPA Brownfield Grant(s).

        The City of Rialto, through its Finance Department has specific procurement and
        payment procedures in place and is well versed in governmental procurements and
        reporting procedure and requirements. The Agency has use of the City’s centralized
        purchasing and procurement department, which will be used to advertise, solicit and
        select contractors and consultants for this project. The City’s Purchasing Department is
        well-versed and has successfully administered procurements in compliance with Federal
        Procurement Standards in 40 CFR Part 30 or 40 CFR 31.36.

        To ensure that all phases of work are completed, the Agency will designate a Project
        Manager who has had experience with real estate due diligence and completing and
        environmental site assessments projects, including experience in working with
        community outreach, engaging stakeholders and managing and guiding consultant work.
        The Project Manager will be a senior level staff member with at least five years
        experience in managing complex redevelopment projects. The Project Manager will
        report directly to the Redevelopment Director of the Agency.

        The City or Agency has not previously received a “Brownfields Grant” from the US
        EPA; however, the City of Rialto has previously received two (2) EPA Grants - EPA
        Agreement # XP969377-01, which was entered into 12/07/2007 and has been completed
        successfully and EPA Agreement #EM-833212101-1, which is related to a Perchlorate
        treatment science and technology project that is currently underway.

        The City of Rialto does have extensive experience in administering grants for State and
        Federal agencies, including grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
        Development, U.S. Department of Justice and the State of California Housing and
        Community Development. The City of Rialto is an entitlement City and as such, receives
        Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds directly from the U.S. Department
        of Housing and Urban Development. The City of Rialto currently receives an annual
        grant allocation through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
        The City's annual CDBG allocation is approximately $1,300,000. The City has recently
        received an additional one time grant of $546,485 under the Homeless Prevention and


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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                          RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum    CFDA Number: 66.818

        Rapid Re-Housing Program, $5,461,574 in grant funds under the Neighborhood
        Stabilization Program (NSP), and a grant of $357,396 the Community Development
        Block Grant – Recovery (CDBG-R) Program. In addition, the City has applied for
        $10,000,000 in competitive funds through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2
        (NSP2).

        As an HUD-CDBG entitlement City, the City is required to submit an Annual Action
        Plan on a yearly basis that delineates Rialto's plan for the use of its annual funds and
        describes the resources available for program implementation; activities to be undertaken
        during program year; a monitoring plan; the City's homeless and anti-poverty strategies;
        and coordination efforts that have or will be undertaken to implement the Action Plan.
        The City is also required to submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation
        Report (CAPER) on a yearly basis that provides a detailed description of how the City
        has expended its federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, along
        with local funding, in addressing established Community Development and Housing
        priority needs as outlined in the City's Annual Action plan. The Agency is also required
        to prepare and file several annual financial reports to State of California Housing and
        Community Development.

        There have been no adverse audit findings from a government agency nor has the Agency
        been required to comply with high risk terms and conditions. The Agency and the City
        are subject to OMB Circular A-133 audits and has never received any adverse findings.

3. Community Engagements and Partnerships

    a. Community Involvement Plan and Activities

        The Agency recognizes that it is essential to include community residents and stakeholder
        input throughout all phases of project planning, decision-making, and implementation.
        This will be accomplished through publishing and mailing newsletters, holding public
        meetings, updates to the Agency web site, press conferences, press releases, and through
        regular updates at the Agency Board’s meetings.

        Prior to conducting assessments, the Agency will host, with the assistance of it
        community partners, a community-wide forum where residents and stakeholders will
        have the opportunity to learn about the Brownfield project(s), comment on the site
        selection and assessment process, be introduced to consultants selected to work on the
        project, and have the opportunity to nominate additional sites for review. In addition to
        residents and property owners, and other stakeholders, the Agency will seek the advice
        and participation of several community organizations including but not limited to the
        Rialto Unified School District, Healthy Rialto, Rialto Chamber of Commerce, the
        Downtown Business Improvement District in the process. Input from the public and
        community meetings will be recorded and evaluated and, if appropriate, site identified
        through this process will be incorporated into the project and/or future planning efforts.
        At all stages of site selection process, the Agency will strive for community acceptance



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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                            RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum      CFDA Number: 66.818

        of various planning strategies and concepts. If acceptance is not achievable, the Agency
        will work to build a consensus among community stakeholders.

        Throughout the planning and implementation process, the Agency will advise the
        community and general public through various sources such as local newspapers,
        community meetings, public hearings, newsletters updates or speeches at local service
        clubs and on the City’s Website. All meeting notices will be posted in prominent
        locations in the City and on the Internet, as well as mailed and/or e-mailed to our
        community partners, community based organizations and special interest groups. When
        appropriate, information will be distributed in both English and Spanish. If appropriate,
        the Agency will provide interpreters and/or translators for non-English speakers and deaf
        persons at public meetings. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for
        persons with disabilities, upon request.

    b. Efforts and Plans to Develop Partnerships at the Local, and State Level to Ensure
       the Brownfields Project is Successful.

        The Agency has established working relationships with both the California Department
        of Toxic Substances and the EPA regarding Brownfields and this grant proposal. It is
        envisioned that stronger ties will be forged with these two agencies, as well as with the
        local enforcement agencies including the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control
        Board and the San Bernardino County Fire – Hazardous Materials Division as it
        continues to work on Brownfield issues. Additionally, we are currently developing a
        relationship with the University of California at Riverside, Department of Environmental
        Science to participate in the project. Our goal is to link with UCR faculty and students to
        use the brownfields project a real life learning lab and internships opportunities. If
        Brownfields are found in or near any historic or potentially historic buildings or areas, the
        Rialto Historical Society will also be consulted.

    c. Description and role of the key community based organizations involved in the
       Project.

        The Agency will elicit the support and participation of various community based
        organizations that will aid in various key components of the project. Each “partner”
        organization assist the Agency disseminate information to various constituent groups,
        including residents, property owners, businesses and other stakeholders in the
        community.

        A representative from each partner organizations will be invited to sit on the Brownfields
        Steering Committee that will oversee the community education and outreach program,
        and identifying, inventorying and selecting the brownfields for investigation. The broad
        based support and participation in the process will be essential to ensure the overall
        acceptance and success of the brownfields project. The following organizations have
        indicated their support and participation in the brownfields project.




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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                             RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum       CFDA Number: 66.818



     Organization               Contact               Phone            Description - Role
     Rialto Chamber of                                                 Business Outreach-
                                Midge Zupanic         (909) 875-5364
     Commerce                                                          Steering Committee
     Downtown Business
                                Joe Flores, Jr. /                      Business Outreach -
     Improvement                                      (909) 875-0440
                                Norma Cano                             Steering Committee
     District Association
     Rialto Unified             Dr. Harold L.                          Resident Outreach –
                                                      (909) 820-7700
     School District            Cebrun, Sr.                            Steering Committee
                                                                       Outreach on Health Issues
     Healthy Rialto             Barbara McGee         (909) 820-2519
                                                                       Steering Committee
                                                                       State Agency responsible
     California Dept of
                                Maryam Tasnif-                         for toxic substances.
     Toxic Substance                                  (714) 484-5489
                                Abbasi                                 Project Lead Oversight
     Control
                                                                       Agency
     UCR – Dept of
                                                                       Education and Outreach
     Environmental              Dr. Jay Gan           (951) 827-2712
                                                                       Link for Internships
     Sciences
                                                                       Community Based
     Cathedral of Praise                                               Religious Institution –
                                Onyx Brown            (909) 874-8676
                                                                       Outreach and Steering
                                                                       Committee
     Other:
     Service Orgs ?



4. Project Benefits

    a. Welfare and/or Public Health Benefits

        The target areas for this grant are the Downtown Central Business District and the
        Foothill Boulevard Corridor. These areas include a conglomeration of gas stations, car
        repair and oil change shops, light and heavy manufacturing, strip malls, office buildings,
        churches, schools, offices, fast food restaurant, and a variety of older single and multi-
        family residence. The targeted community will benefit from this grant because site
        assessments will lead to cleaning up Brownfield sites in the community. This in turn will
        improve public health, protect the environment, and enable the City, developers, and
        investors to restore these areas to productive use and revitalize impacted neighborhoods.
        Ultimately, this means creating more local jobs, housing, and recreational opportunities
        which will reduce freeway congestion, improve air quality, and increase healthy lifestyle
        opportunities for Rialto residents.

        Completion of the site assessments will establish the potential or actual threat to public
        health and groundwater. Sites that do not have potential contamination will be cleared for
        planned development to proceed. The ultimate goal is to ensure contamination is


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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                           RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum     CFDA Number: 66.818

        mitigated and new areas are redeveloped where residents can live, work, and shop
        thereby decreasing freeway congestion and improving air quality, which is one of the
        City’s most prominent health risks.

        The City has recently completed a Downtown Vision and Strategic Plan and will soon
        adopt a new Specific Plan for the Foothill Boulevard Corridor. These Master Plans
        indicate that these areas are conducive to mixed-use development, a mix of transit
        oriented housing types, office opportunities, retail corridors, and pedestrian linkages. To
        facilitate the redevelopment of these targeted areas, it is critical that the Agency
        concurrently identify potential areas of contamination so the appropriate clean-up can
        commence with the redevelopment effort. The residents in this target area will
        significantly benefit from the Brownfields assessment grant because it will lead to
        cleaning up contaminated sites, bringing in new job opportunities, and building new,
        upgraded housing opportunities for their consideration.

        i. Protection of Public Health and the Environment During Assessment

            The Agency recognizes that health and safety factors are paramount in any exposure
            related activity and therefore the Agency will work to ensure that quality assurance
            measures are in place and sampling and analysis plans are protective of human health.
            During Phase II assessments appropriate measures will be taken to mitigate any
            immediate environmental threats and potential exposure pathways to the surrounding
            community.

            Currently no properties are believed to be an immediate threat to public health;
            however, that being said, should any unexpected contamination be encountered, the
            Agency and its consultants will coordinate with the DTCS, Regional Water Quality
            Control Board, and the EPA Regional Office to evaluate the need for participation in
            a voluntary clean-up program or other state response program. While the Agency has
            not worked directly with local or state agencies on environmental issues, the Agency
            has the ability to develop an environmental oversight agreement with the state
            regulatory agencies which will allow the Agency to combine all contaminated sites
            identified into one agreement under the Voluntary Clean-up program. This will
            enable more timely clean-ups and allow for productive re-use of the land.

            Depending on the oversight agency, the response program would include site
            characterization, preparation of a remedial action work plan, preparation of a
            remedial design and implementation plan, public notifications, and preparation of a
            remedial action completion report. Whenever possible, clean-up activities of
            contaminated sites will be through a public-private partnership consisting of private
            property owners, developers, and appropriate nonprofit agencies as well as the
            Agency. However, if an imminent environmental threat is apparent, the Agency will
            provide funds on an emergency basis to address the problem.


    b. Economic and Other Non-Economic Benefits:


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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                           RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum     CFDA Number: 66.818



        i) Estimates of Employment and Expanded Tax Base:

            The funding of targeted environmental site assessments will assist and facilitate the
            redevelopment and re-use of properties in the Central Business District and Foothill
            Boulevard Corridor. The completion of the assessments will help determine the
            extent of any contamination in the community and remove the “cloud of uncertainty”
            from sites perceived toe be contaminated from petroleum and/or other hazardous
            substances. This will increase the level of private investment and opportunities for
            redevelopment to occur.

            The redevelopment of these sites will increase the local tax base and create sorely
            need new job opportunities, not only during construction, but when the projects are
            completed. The Agency anticipates that each grant dollar s will be leveraged or result
            in ten dollars of additional public or private investment. As such, if the Agency is
            awarded $400,000 that Agency anticipates that this will result in over $4,000,000 of
            additional investment. It is difficult to determine how many jobs may be created as a
            result of the grant; however, for each acre of land redeveloped into a commercial,
            retail or office use the Agency anticipates creating 20 jobs. The Agency anticipates
            being to encourage the redevelopment of at least 5 acre of land that would support
            commercial development as a result of the grant. As such, the Agency would
            anticipate being able to create up to 100 new full time jobs as a result of the grant.

        ii) Non-Economic Benefits -Sites be Re-Used for Greenspace /Non-Profit Activities:

            The Rialto General Plan includes requirements providing for common open space that
            creates a pleasant living environment, including attractive locations for recreation.
            Further, all redevelopment projects are evaluated, and designs approved, to ensure
            that they conform with the City’s goal of providing residents with opportunities to
            enjoy the natural environment, provide visual “relief” from urban development,
            protect significant plant and animal habitats, and protect development from natural
            environmental hazards. These goals also guide any Brownfields redevelopment.

            The City currently maintains less than 2 acres of parkland and open space per 1,000
            residents, but the goal is to increase that number to a minimum of 3 acres per 1,000
            residents. To assist the City increase the amount of parks and open space in the
            community, the City may encourage the redevelopment of some Brownfield sites in
            or near residential areas into addition pocket parks, green space, and/or walking paths
            for public use. Such re-use and redevelopment would eliminate the brownfields and
            improve the quality of life in the community

    c. Environmental Benefits from Infrastructure Reuse/Sustainable Reuse:

        Rialto is at a major crossroads because most of its land suitable for development has been
        exhausted. Without annexation of surrounding areas, which promotes urban sprawl and
        requires the costly extension of infrastructure, additional growth must occur as re-use of


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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                             RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum       CFDA Number: 66.818

        existing underutilized parcels, Brownfield sites, and obsolete development. By its very
        nature, infill development and redevelopment of existing properties preserves the areas
        resources by reusing existing infrastructure rather than looking to new open space areas.

        The brownfields project will focus on the re-use and redevelopment of the target areas
        (Central Business District and Foothill Blvd. Corridor) that have been previous developed
        and adequate existing infrastructure to support redevelopment and reuse. As noted
        earlier, the City’s Downtown Vision and Strategic Plan (2008) received an SACG
        Compass Award –Excellence in Mobility. The Downtown Plan proposes the mixed-use
        developments proposed by the City integrate housing with retail, commercial, and office
        uses in proximity to public transit, including a regional Metrolink station. These types of
        developments are also proposed along the Foothill Boulevard Corridor target area. Such
        transit oriented developments will promote greater walking and reduce automobile trips
        thereby reducing air pollution, noise, and energy consumption and improving the
        respiratory health of the community.

    d. Plan for Tracking and Measuring Progress Toward Outputs and Outcomes:

        The EPA’s goal of this grant is to help sustain, clean-up, and restore communities and the
        ecological systems that support them by providing funds to assess and clean-up
        Brownfields. On the local level the Agency’s goal is to incorporate the redevelopment of
        Brownfields into the Agency’s total redevelopment strategic plan. Every five years the
        Agency must prepare a Five Year Redevelopment Implementation Plan that identifies
        specific goals and objectives of the Agency for the next five years, specific and
        measurable goals/objectives, programs, projects, and expenditures to be undertaken over
        the next five years, and an explanation of how the goals, objectives, programs, projects
        and expenditures will address the conditions of blight. The Agency is currently preparing
        the 2010-2014 Implementation Plan which will identify certain goals related to the
        redevelopment of the Central Business District and Foothill Boulevard Corridor. The
        Brownfield grant will be an integral component in the Agency’s strategy to redevelop
        these areas over the next five years.

        The Agency has identified the following objectives and performance measures for the
        outputs and outcomes:



       Objective:                                   Performance Measures
       1. Increase the community's                  • Number of Community Meetings Held.
          awareness of Brownfields and              • Number of persons at community meetings.
          benefits of the redeveloping              • Number and Type of Groups involved.
          Brownfields in the community              • Participation at Public Meeting.
                                                    • Survey results of community and businesses
       Objective:                                   Performance Measures
       2. Assessment of Brownfields in the          • Determine the number, locations and type of
          community.                                    Brownfield within the inventory.

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Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                            RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum      CFDA Number: 66.818


                                                    • Number of Brownfield Sites Assessed
       Objective:                                   Performance Measures
       3. .Improve economic activity in the         • Increase in tax revenues
           community by redeveloping                • Increase in property assessed values
           Brownfield sites.                        • Number of new businesses located
                                                    • Number of jobs created.
                                                    • Number of new development project permits
                                                        issued.
                                                    • Amount of private investment in area
                                                    • Number of real estate transactions in area
        4. Redevelop Brownfield Sites into          • Number of sites redeveloped
           Productive Uses                          • Number of real estate transactions




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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                         RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum   CFDA Number: 66.818




                                            APPENDICES


APPENDIX A                      Letter of Support from California Department of Toxic
                                Substance Control


APPENDIX B                      EnviroMapper, GeoTracker and Planet Hazard data


APPENDIX C                      Maps of Targeted Area


APPENDIX D                      Letters of Support:
                                       Rialto Chamber of Commerce
                                       Downtown Business Improvement District
                                       Rialto Unified School District
                                       Healthy Rialto


APPENDIX E                      Community Outreach Notification
                                    Public Meeting Notice
                                    Proof of Publication
                                    Notice Posting Certification
                                    City Web Site – Notification
                                    Community Meeting Attendance




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Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                         RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum   CFDA Number: 66.818




                                             APPENDIX A



         Letter of Support from California Department of Toxic Substance Control
Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                         RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum   CFDA Number: 66.818




                                             APPENDIX B



                      EnviroMapper, GeoTracker and Planet Hazard data
Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                         RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum   CFDA Number: 66.818




                                             APPENDIX C


                                             Target Areas
Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                          RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum    CFDA Number: 66.818




                                             APPENDIX D




                Letters of Support:
                                         Rialto Chamber of Commerce
                                         Downtown Business Improvement District
                                         Rialto Unified School District
                                         Healthy Rialto
Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto
Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment                            RFP Number: EPA-OSWER-OBLR-09-04
EPA Grant Application – Hazardous Substances and Petroleum      CFDA Number: 66.818




                                             APPENDIX E



                         Community Outreach and Notification Efforts:

                                  -    Public Meeting Notice
                                  -    Proof of Publication
                                  -    Notice Posting Certification
                                  -    City Web Site – Notification
                                  -    Community Meeting Attendance

				
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