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Brownfields Cleanup & Redevelopment

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.

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.

News and Announcements

FY15 Grant Webinars and Trainings Announced

Visit our Conferences, Trainings, and Workshops page for the latest schedule of webinars and trainings.  This year’s webinars will be hosted by EPA and partners and will provide FY15 RFP guidance and tips and tricks for putting together a competitive proposal.

2015 National Brownfields Conference

The 2015 National Brownfields Training Conference will be held in Chicago, IL, September 2 - 4, 2015.  The Conference will be held at the Chicago Hilton on Michigan Ave.  Additional meeting space and sleeping rooms will be available at the Palmer House Hilton.

Please visit the Conference Website for additional information:

The Brownfields 2015 Training Conference is from September 2-4, 2015 in Chicago.

2015 National Brownfields Training Conference Flyer

Request for Proposals- FY 2015 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (BF AWP) Grant Guidelines

EPA is announcing the availability of funding to eligible entities who wish to develop an area-wide plan for brownfields assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse. This funding is for research, technical assistance, and/or training activities directed to one or more brownfield site(s) located in a specific area (such as a neighborhood, district, local commercial corridor, community waterfront or city block). Each project funded under this grant must result in an area-wide plan which includes specific plan implementation strategies for assessing, cleaning up, and reusing the brownfields site(s) as well as related brownfields and project area revitalization strategies. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 20 projects in total, funded at up to $200,000 each. Please note that applicants who received a BF AWP grant from EPA in Fiscal Year 2010 or 2013 (FY10 or FY13) are not eligible to apply under this competition.

The proposal submission deadline is September 22, 2014.

Prospective applicants in Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, & Washington) are encouraged to contact their regional coordinator:

Deborah Burgess
Region 10 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grants Coordinator
(360) 753-9079

FY14 Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Recipients Announced!

EPA has announced the recipients of this year’s brownfields ARC grant completion. This year sees over $64 million awarded through 263 assessment, revolving loan fund, and cleanup grants.

More information, including fact sheets and the full recipient list.

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

Multi-Purpose Grant FAQs

EPA has prepared these frequently asked questions (FAQs) (PDF) (39 pp, 178K) to assist potential applicants with the Multi-Purpose Pilot Grant.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

U.S. EPA Region 10
Office of Environmental Cleanup
Brownfields Program
1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900 (ECL-112)
Seattle, Washington 98101-3140

State Contacts:

Mary Goolie (, (907) 271-3414
Susan Morales (, (206) 553-7299
Mike Slater (, (503) 326-5872
Deborah Burgess (, (360) 753-9079

Program Lead Contacts:

 Brownfields Coordinator:
Susan Morales (, (206) 553-7299
 Area-Wide Planning:
Deborah Burgess (, (360) 753-9079
 Job Training Grants:
Robert Tan (, (206) 553-2580
 Targeted Brownfields Assessments:
Joanne Labaw (, (206) 553-2594
 Assessments, Cleanups, and Revolving Loan Fund Grants:
Terri Griffith (, (206) 553-8511
 State/Tribal Response Program Grants:
Mary Goolie (, (907) 271-3414

To join the Region 10 Brownfields mailing group for the latest news and announcements, please send your name, organization and preferred email address to:

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