Objectives tagged with "Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)"

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 4

Improve neighborhood safety and protect residents from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials.

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Objective 4.4

Prioritize the cleanup and reuse of brownfield and grayfield sites.

Sub-Objectives
4.4.1

Remediate EPA/state/locally-identified brownfield sites to prevent further pollution and to utilize land for other uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.4.2

Develop area-wide plans and specific implementation strategies for integrating the cleanup and reuse of brownfield and grayfield sites into neighborhood revitalization efforts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.4.3

Provide incentives for private sector cooperation to reduce the creation of hazardous wastes, the cleanup of brownfield sites, and the return of land to productive uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Nevada Department of Environmental Protection has funds it can grant for brownfields cleanup (private sector eligible for funds); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has several programs that provide grants/loans for brownfield cleanup; Southern Nevada has received EPA assessment and cleanup grants
4.4.4

Establish appropriate measures for long-term environmental protection of previous brownfield sites.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 5

Promote resource-efficient land use and development practices.

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Objective 5.8

Increase regional solid waste recovery and reduce landfill contributions.

Sub-Objectives
5.8.2

Encourage franchise agreements to pilot and implement a composting program.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.8.3

Introduce regional composting pilot program utilizing the EPA-supported best practices for establishing a composting program.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN)

Time Frame: Short Term