What is a Brownfield?
A Brownfield is defined as property or mine-scarred land where the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of it is complicated by the real or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, contaminants controlled substances, petroleum or petroleum products.
Regional Brownfields Info
EPA Region 10's Brownfields Program works to clean up and redevelop land in the Pacific Northwest, making it easier for such lands to become vital, functioning parts of their communities. The material here describes Brownfields activities within Region 10's states and tribal lands. The national Brownfields home page provides information on applying for Brownfields grants, recent legislation, news, and more.
National Brownfields Info
News and Announcements
FY2014 ARC Grant Request for Proposals Posted!
The FY14 Assessment, Cleanup and RLF (ARC) requests for proposals have been posted to EPA’s OSWER Grants & Funding Webpage (http://www.epa.gov/oswer/grants-funding.htm). Proposals will be due by 11:59 EST on January 22, 2014.
All three RFPs, the Assessment Checklist and the FAQs is available on the OBLR Funding webpage (http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm).
Prospective applicants in Region 10 (AK, WA, ID, OR) are strongly encouraged to contact the regional lead with any questions at:
Region 10 ARC Grants Competition Coordinator
FY 13 AWP and ARC Grant Awards Announced
The FY 13 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (BF AWP) and Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) grants have been announced.
2013 National Brownfields Conference to Be Held in Atlanta, Georgia—May 15-17
For the latest news, registration and scheduling updates, please visit the National Brownfields Conference webpage http://www.brownfieldsconference.org/en/home
Brownfields Roadmap released and available on the web
Brownfields Road Map to Understanding Options for Site Investigation and Cleanup, Fifth Edition (EPA 542-R-12-001). The new Brownfields Road Map publication and companion website provide a general outline of how to assess and clean up a brownfields site and introduce stakeholders to a range of technology options and available resources. General concepts and basic considerations that affect the cleanup of brownfields sites are described with a new "Back to Basics" approach that covers setting reuse goals and planning, understanding regulations and liability concerns, engaging the community and identifying funding. Targeted for non-technical stakeholders and technical professionals, the Brownfields Road Map walks users through the big picture of managing a brownfields site from assessment to reuse and introduces technology options and considerations for each phase. The new Brownfields Road Map website connects users to the publication online and provides direct access to technical resources. View or download at http://www.brownfieldstsc.org/.
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U.S. EPA Region 10
Office of Environmental Cleanup
1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900 (ECL-112)
Seattle, Washington 98101-3140
- Mary Goolie (email@example.com), (907) 271-3414
- Susan Morales (firstname.lastname@example.org), (206) 553-7299
- Mike Slater (email@example.com), (503) 326-5872
- Deborah Burgess (firstname.lastname@example.org), (360) 753-9079
To join the Region 10 Brownfields mailing group for the latest news and announcements, please send your name, organization and preferred email address to: Brownfields.R10@epa.gov
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