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CALReUSE C A L I F O R N I A R E C Y C L E U N D E R U T I L I Z E D S I T E S P R O G R A M Providing Loans & Grants to Cleanup California’s Brownfields.

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1 CALReUSE C A L I F O R N I A R E C Y C L E U N D E R U T I L I Z E D S I T E S P R O G R A M Providing Loans & Grants to Cleanup California’s Brownfields California Redevelopment Association Legal Issues Symposium “Show me the Money” August 6, 2008 Presenter: Deana Carrillo Program Manager

2 Presentation Overview  Overview of the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) and CALReUSE  CALReUSE/Prop 1C Remediation Program (NEW)  Program Update/Timeframe  Site Assessment Program  Q&A

3 California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) Programs: Tax Exempt Bond Financing CalCAP – small business loans CALReUSE Sustainable Communities Grant and Loan Program (currently not funded) 915 Capitol Mall, Room 457 Sacramento, CA Tel. 916/ FAX 916/ C A L I F O R N I A P O L L U T I O N C O N T R O L F I N A N C I N G A U T H O R I T Y

4 California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) Board Members  State Treasurer Bill Lockyer  State Controller John Chiang  Director of Department of Finance, Michael Genest

5 California Recycle Underutilized Sites Program What is CALReUSE? Provides financing to assist with the reuse and redevelopment of underutilized sites with real or perceived hazardous material contamination issues (brownfields).

6 California Recycle Underutilized Sites Program CALReUSE  Remediation Program -- grants and loans up to $5 million  Site Assessment Program – forgivable loans up to $500,000  Strategic Partners

7 CALReUSE Remediation Program AUTHORIZING STATUTE Proposition 1C (2006) …cleanup that promotes infill housing development and other related infill development… Budget Act of 2007…brownfield cleanup that promotes infill residential and mixed-use development consistent with regional and local land use plans.

8 Remediation Program Overview Eligible Applicants: Any : non-profit, for-profit government entity Responsible Party excluded from grants (defined by 42 U.S.C. Sections 9607(a)(2), 9607(a)(3) and 9607(a)(4))

9 Remediation Program Overview Eligible Projects : Development Project that promotes residential or mixed-use development. Located in an Infill Area Consistent with regional and local land use plans Cleanup Plan approved by Oversight Agency

10 Remediation Program Overview Loans & Grants: $50,000 to $5 million (Board may waive limits)

11 Remediation Program Funding  Grant Eligibility. Infill Development Project must meet the following criteria: At least 15% of the project includes affordable units as defined in Health and Safety Code Sections (c)(2)(C) and (c)(2)(D). Density requirements set forth in Health and Safety Code Section (c)(3)

12 Remediation Program Funding Loan Terms 6 Month LIBOR Rate (3.15% as of 7/21/08) and not less than 2% Fixed upon entering into loan agreement for the term of the loan

13 Remediation Program Funding Term of the Loan/Grant 6 years from the first draw to clean up and develop the site. 2-year extensions available. Secondary lien placed on the property until development project complete.

14 Remediation Program Funding Application eligible upon submittal of Cleanup Plan to Oversight Agency. Commitment Letter valid for 12 months. Cleanup Plan must be approved by Oversight Agency to enter into loan/grant agreements. First draw must take place within 12 months of executing the loan/grant agreement. Reimburse costs on a monthly basis, retroactively to the date the application is deemed complete.

15 Remediation Program Overview  Eligible Costs: costs associated with the removal or abatement of Hazardous Materials and Remedial Work related to the Cleanup Plan, pursuant and in accordance with Health and Safety Code Section 4526(h)(1), including, but not limited to:

16 Remediation Program Overview Eligible Costs: Cleanup, mitigation, remediation, mid- project assessment and characterization, and other costs including development costs as required by the Cleanup Plan. Technical Assistance; The Costs of the Oversight Agency As much as twenty percent (20%) of the financial award may be spent on environmental insurance.

17 Remediation Program Overview  Geographical targets that parallel TCAC allocation of funds: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare Counties – ten percent (10%); Los Angeles, Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties – fifty-nine percent (59%); All other counties – thirty-one percent (31%).

18 Remediation Program Overview Priority Sites Sites that are not on the National Priority List (NPL). NPL sites that do not have a viable responsible party.

19 Remediation Program Overview Scoring Criteria Readiness to Proceed Location within an Economically Distressed Community Location within a priority development area of a local government

20 Remediation Program Overview Scoring Criteria Depth of Affordability Percentage of Affordability Green Building Methods Project Cleanup Plan does not require Ongoing Operation and Maintenance

21 Remediation Program Overview Program Administration Application submitted to Local and Statewide Strategic Partners (SPs) Points awarded based on public benefits. SP recommends projects to the Board for financing. Board makes all financial awards and decisions. Board will determine whether financing will be available continuously or through funding rounds.

22 Program Development Process  Staff conducted 9-month public process with stakeholders.  CPCFA Board approved Emergency Regulations in  RFP for Strategic Partners April - July.

23 Program Development Process  Recommended Strategic Partners approved by Board in July.  Contracting process with Strategic Partners anticipated to be completed in September.  Anticipate Initial Financings in Fall 2008 – November.

24 Remediation Program Strategic Partners Local City of Oakland Targhee Consulting Team (LA County) Statewide Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) National Brownfield Association (NBA)

25 Program Development Process What’s Next:  Notice of Funding Availability once SPs under contract.  Board to determine if funding in rounds or on a monthly basis.

26 What should I do if I have an eligible Project?  Contact CALReUSE and inform us of your interest at: (916)  Monitor the website for additional information and sign up for notifications at:

27 Summary of Assessment Program  Program provides forgivable loans,with a priority for projects in economically distressed communities. Eligible Costs: Brownfield site assessment and characterization Technical assistance Remedial action plans, and Site access

28 Summary of Assessment Program Financing Terms Maximum of $300,000 per site generally; $500,000 per site for housing projects 25% Match requirement from borrower 3-year loan term Interest based on 6-month LIBOR (but not less than 2%)

29 Summary of Assessment Program  Forgivable? The loan may be forgiven if the borrower in good faith, and in cooperation with the SP, determines that the project cannot move forward due to remediation costs.

30 Summary of Assessment Program  Program administered and loans allocated by Strategic Partners : City of Bakersfield City of Berkeley City of Emeryville City of Oakland City of San Diego Statewide Partner-- Center for Creative Land Recycling

31 For Additional Information (1) Monitor our website at: (2)Sign-up for CPCFA notifications online (3) Contact: Ph: (916)


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