Submit a Site for Consideration
FRCOG member municipalities are invited to submit sites from their community for consideration. The FRCOG Brownfields Steering Committee will evaluate nominated sites for inclusion in the program and prioritize their assessment according to pre-established criteria. For reference, this is the Committee’s’ selection criteria from the previous grant that will be reviewed and updated in fall 2023. Municipalities may request a site be considered by submitting a letter or email that identifies the property and describes why assessment is necessary. An assessor’s card for the site should be included with the request, along with an explanation of how the site addresses the selection criteria. Sites will be accepted into the program on a rolling basis, until grant funds are exhausted. The Steering Committee includes representatives from Franklin County municipalities, regional non-profit organizations and local banks with participation by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. EPA Region 1 office.
The FRCOG’s Regional Brownfields Program was launched in 1999 with a grant that established a brownfields clean-up revolving loan fund and then was expanded to include assessment activities in 2002. In total, FRCOG has been awarded nearly $3.5 million in EPA grants, which has led to over 70 sites in 22 Franklin County communities being assessed and/or cleaned up of contamination. Through this program, additional state and federal resources have also been leveraged to support clean-up and redevelopment sites across the county.
Through the FRCOG Regional Brownfields Program and/or the Town of Erving, the following reports were completed for the Millers Falls International Paper Papermill located at 8 Papermill Road, Erving MA. Phase I…
The following documents are in support of a brownfields clean-up project for the former Ramage Paper Mill – Wood Structure on Depot Street in Monroe, MA. Fact Sheet on Ramage…