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Brownfield Assessment Grant

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We are happy to announce that Oswego County has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Oswego County Community-wide Brownfield Assessment Grant. You can view the press release here: <>


The Brownfield Assessment Grant will provide 100% grant funding for Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments; which can be performed on sites throughout the county, pending approval of the Oswego County Brownfield Committee and EPA. Assessments should focus on sites in need of reuse/redevelopment and should create community benefit(s). The potential reuse of the site should align with previous community plans, such as: Brownfield Opportunity Area, Downtown Revitalization Initiative, Local Waterfront Redevelopment; and  other local plans.

The assessment grant provides funding to: inventory, characterize, and assess sites/real property potentially contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum), and/or petroleum.  Environmental Site Assessments are conducted by an environmental professional and can be conducted on public or private property. For additional information see the following: <> .  Funding can also be used to conduct a range of planning activities, develop site specific clean-up plans and conduct community engagement related to brownfield sites to promote productive reuse. 

For more information on Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments see the following website provided by the EPA: <>.

Sites included in the grant application and pre-approved to have Phase I Environmental Site Assessments include:

  • Former Nestle Site, Fulton
  • 15 Burt Street, Fulton
  • 460 Park Street, Fulton
  • 805 S. First Street, Fulton
  • Former SOFCO Site, Fulton
  • Former Sharps Pond Pool, Fulton
  • 216 North Fifth Street, Fulton
  • Former Hammermill, Oswego
  • 105-109 W. Bridge Street, Oswego
  • 1 Leto Island (Former Tannery), Oswego
  • 249 Mitchell Street, Oswego
  • Rikers Beach Road Site, Oswego
  • 308 Harrison Street (Former Landfill), Fulton
  • Columbia Mills along Oswego River, Minetto
  • 3251 Main Street, Mexico
  • Corner of Bridge Street & Division Street (Former Tannery Pond Dam), Cleveland


Program Managers responsible for implementing the grant:

  • Karen Noyes, Associate Planner for Oswego County
  • Jordan Berti, Environmental Engineer with C&S Engineers
  • Emma Phillips, Planner with C&S Engineers
 Members of the Oswego County Brownfield Committee include:

  • Nate Emmons
  • Austin Wheelock, Director of the Industrial Development Agency and Operation Oswego County
  • Tim Stahl, Director, Oswego County Community Development, Tourism & Planning
  • Julie Sweet, NYS Department of State
  • Kim Park, Director of Oswego County Land Bank
  • Judy Grandy, Director, Oswego County Health, Environmental Division
  • Karen Noyes, Associate Planner, Oswego County Community Development, Tourism & Planning


Our goals is to provide as many Phase I and Phase IIs as possible; that align with the community goals and public interest. We have four years to accomplish this goal. 

  • 2023
    • Public Outreach
    • Phase I’s
  • 2024
    • Phase I’s
    • Phase II’s
    • Staff Training
    • Additional Public Outreach
  • 2025
    • Phase II’s