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EPA Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)


Report reflecting performance through fourth quarter of FY2013 (i.e., through September 30, 2013) (PDF) (11pp., 375K, about PDF)

July 2010 notice on civil rights obligations applicable to the distribution of Recovery Act funds:
Federal agency obligations | Recipient and subrecipient obligations

For questions about these civil rights obligations, please contact the Office of Civil Rights at 202-564-7272.

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EPA's Office of Inspector General (IG) ensures that EPA economically and efficiently manages the funds it has received under the Recovery Act.
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Summary (WhiteHouse.gov)

Full text (PDF) (407 pp., 1.1 MB) about PDF NOTE: Information about EPA's appropriations is located beginning on page 54 of the file.

Frequently asked questions about the Act

Testimony on Recovery Act

April 29, 2009 - Testimony of Administrator Jackson before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

July 31, 2009 - Testimony of Acting Assistant Administrator Craig Hooks before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (PDF) (11 pp., 40K, about PDF)

Recovery: EPA Gets Involved

The Recovery Act seeks in part to spur technological advances in science and health and to invest in environmental protection and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits. EPA's Region 3 office has aided America's economic recovery by allocating over six hundred thousand dollars of stimulus money for tank removal, drilling, soil sampling and the creation of more jobs.

Watch more EPA Recovery Act Videos

EPA's Elite Eight in Action

Two of eight EPA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) projects are highlighted below. These eight Recovery projects are also spotlighted in Vice President Biden's New Report on 100 Recovery Act Projects Changing America (PDF 31 pgs)

Vice President Biden's Top EPA Projects | EPA ARRA Projects Making National News

Cleaning an Urban Tidal Estuary – New Bedford, Massachusetts – $30 million

The New Bedford Harbor Superfund site encompasses 18,000 acres of urban estuary stretching from the upper Acushnet River into Buzzards Bay.  In 2009, EPA announced that $25-35 million in new Recovery Act funding would be used to accelerate the hazardous waste clean-up already underway at the site.  The swift allocation of Recovery Act funds has helped spur new jobs and economic opportunities in Massachusetts and is accelerating the pace of the harbor cleanup that was scheduled to take almost four decades.  The Recovery Act funding could more than triple the amount of PCB-contaminated sediment removed compared to recent years. The progress anticipated this year will significantly expedite the timetable to return a clean harbor back to the community.  More than 100,000 people, individuals and families, live in the area and will directly benefit from the project acceleration.  This project has created more than 80 jobs.  

Welcoming Development in a Cleaned Up Industrial Park - South Plainfield, N.J. - $30 million

The Cornell Dubilier Electronics site in South Plainfield, New Jersey received $30 million in Recovery Act funding to accelerate the cleanup of contaminated soil and debris.  During its years of operation at the site, Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. manufactured electronic parts and components, including capacitors. The soil is contaminated with semi-volatile organic compounds, metals, and PCBs and is being treated on-site using low temperature thermal desorption or transported off-site for disposal. Addressing the contaminated soils will allow redevelopment to begin at the industrial park, which is part of a Borough of South Plainfield approved redevelopment plan. Approximately 68 jobs have been created and has resulted in more than 41,000 tons of soil being treated. Projected completion is expected in Spring 2011.

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