North Birmingham Environmental Collaboration Project

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The EPA is moving forward with a coordinated approach to evaluate the environmental condition and potential environmental impacts, in certain areas of the North Birmingham, Fairmont, Collegeville, and Harriman Park neighborhoods, as well as portions of Five-Mile Creek and Harriman Park ditch, located in and around Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. This effort, which includes air, water and waste issues, is known as the North Birmingham Environmental Collaboration Project. 

Fact Sheets and FAQs

What You Can Do

  • Attend public meetings
    • Monthly meetings will be scheduled with Neighborhood Associations and Community Action Panels (CAP).
  • How do I submit comments on the proposal of adding the 35th Avenue site to the National Priorities List to EPA?
    • All comments must be submitted in writing, and MUST include the docket number EPA-HQ-SFUND-2014-0623. The public comment period is from September 22 to November 21, 2014
    • Extension of Public Comment Period for Proposal to Add the 35th Avenue Site to the NPL

    • EPA is providing the public with 60 additional days to comment on the proposed listing of the 35th Avenue site in Birmingham, Alabama, to the Superfund National Priorities List. The 35th Avenue site includes residential soil contaminated with benzo(a)pyrene, arsenic and lead spanning several neighborhoods in northern Birmingham. The comment period, originally scheduled to end on November 21, 2014, will now end on January 20, 2015.

      You may post your comments anonymously on the web site.

      Comments can also be submitted via email to: 

      Or mail a letter with your comments addressed to: 
      Docket Coordinator, Headquarters 
      U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
      CERCLA Docket Office, 5305T 
      1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 
      Washington, DC 20460
  • Learn about funding opportunities
  • Stay informed on facilities in your area
    • The MyEnvironment search application is designed to provide immediate access to a cross-section of environmental information based on the user's location. Use the link in the Environmental Mapping Tool box below to find site reports, compliance reports, inspection information, etc. on facilities in the area surrounding 35th Avenue in North Birmingham. You can also use the tool to find demographic information based on the 2010 census.