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Brownfields Cleanup & Redevelopment


As part of the EPA Administrator’s priority to cleanup communities, the EPA Region 4 Brownfields Program provides funds and technical assistance to States, communities and other public and nonprofit partners to identify, assess, safely cleanup, and plan for revitalization/reuse of Brownfields properties in the Southeastern US. The Brownfields Program works under the authority of Public Law 107-118 (H.R. 2869): "Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act", commonly known as the Brownfields Law.


Regional Information

Now Available!!

The Assessment and Cleanup Guidelines are now publically available and should be posted on http://www.grants.gov very soon. The Guidelines are posted on the OSWER website http://www.epa.gov/oswer/grants-funding.htm and will also be posted, along with the supplemental guidance documents, on the OBLR website http://www.epa.gov/swerosps/bf/applicat.htm.
The direct link to the Guidelines are:
Assessment: http://www.epa.gov/oswer/docs/grants/epa-oswer-oblr-14-07.pdf
Cleanup: http://www.epa.gov/oswer/docs/grants/epa-oswer-oblr-14-08.pdf

Proposals are due December 19, 2014.


Presentations From The Atlanta 2014 Brownfields Workshop, October 7-9, 2014.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014 / Administrator's Priorities:
• Administrator's Priorities | Barbara Alfano & Rachel Lentz | Download PDF

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 / Begin with the End in Mind:
• Begin with the End in Mind | Bob Rosen, Margaret Olson, Jennifer Wilford, Mary DeFoote, Zoe Mansfield | Download PDF

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 / Community Engagement Best Practices:
• Community Engagement Best Practices | Brian Holtzclaw | Download PDF

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 / Health Monitoring:
• ATSDR | Leann Bing | Download PDF
• Cardno TBE | Miles Ballogg | Download PDF

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 / The Atlanta Beltline:
• Atlanta Beltline, Inc. | Lee Harrop | Download PDF

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 / Importance of the State Role:
• North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources | Bruce Nicholson | Not Available

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Revolving Loan Fund:
• Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Track | Wanda Jennings, Margaret Olson | Download PDF
If you would like a disk copy of the RLF Track Booklet (include 22 tabs), please email your request to Wanda Jennings at, Jennings.wanda@epa.gov

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Nuts & Bolts & Updates:
• Phase I/II Assessments | Jay Estes | Download PDF
• Quality Assurance Project Plans | David Champagne | Download PDF
• All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) & new ASTM Standards | Barbara Alfano | Download PDF

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Tools:
• Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) System | Wayne Taylor | Download PDF
• Minority Business Enterprise/Women's Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) | Stacy Hill | Download PDF
• Assessment, Cleanup and Redevelopment Exchange System (ACRES) | Frank Gardner | Download PDF

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Where's the Money?:
• Stimulating Economic Development Using USDA Rural Development Programs | Bryan Zulko | Download PDF
• U.S. Economic Development Agency | Jonathan Corso & Milton Cochran | Download PDF
• U.S. Department of Transportation | Kevin Moody | Not Available
• U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development | Stephen Hand | Download PDF
• Emory University | Melanie Pearson | Download PDF
• City of Montgomery, Alabama | Clare Watson | Download PDF
• Community Smith LLC | Holton Wilkerson | Download PDF
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | Cynthia Edwards | Download PDF

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Return on Investment (ROI):
• South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control | Robert Hodges | Not Available
• Columbia Development Corporation | Fred Delk | Not Available
• Keller Williams Realty | Keith Sharp | Not Available

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Grant Management Updates:
• Assessment, Cleanup and Redevelopment Exchange System (ACRES) | Frank Gardner | Download PDF
• All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) Updates | Barbara Alfano | Download PDF

Thursday, October 9, 2014 / Important Brownfields Tools: Land Banks and Land Trusts:
• Atlanta Land Bank Authority | Chris Norman | Download PDF
•Westside Atlanta Land Trust | Pamela Flores | Download PDF
• Keller Williams Realty | Keith Sharp | Download PDF

Thursday, October 9, 2014 / Partnership Successes and Challenges:
• City of Knoxville | Anne Wallace | Download PDF
• Greenville, North Carolina | Tom Wisemiller | Download PDF
• Gainestreet Corridor | Koren Taylor | Download PDF
• The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm | Michael Goldstein | Download PDF


Example Request for Proposal (RFP), or Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Many communities already have standard RFP or RFQ procedures and standards. We have also provided a few samples below which may help you add elements you may not have thought of. You may not need all the components contained within these examples and should feel free to customize the components to your specific needs. A few additional points are worth mentioning. Every cooperative agreement awarded by EPA comes with a set of specific Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) which guide recipient practices such as procuring contractors, providing drinks and snacks at public meetings and so forth. These conditions apply to the downstream recipients of the funds such as your contractors and their subcontractors. The T&Cs should be disclosed at the time of bidding to assure bidders are aware of these contracting conditions. You may contact your project officer for a copy of the applicable T&Cs if you do not yet have them. Further, your contract management practices will be smoother if someone on your team is tasked with overseeing and directing the technical aspects of your contractor/consultant’s work. This assures compliance with grant T&Cs and is solely the responsibility of the grantee and not the State or EPA. Identify the person(s) who will take on that role for your cooperative agreement, if you have not already done so, and allow that person to assist you with evaluating the qualifications and/or proposals.

Example Format

Example RFP for Assessment

Example RFP for Cleanup Grants

Example RFQ for Assessment Grants


FY2014 Proposal Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants

EPA has published its request for Brownfield proposals for Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants.

The FY 2014 Proposal Guidelines are posted to the EPA national Brownfields website at: http://www.epa.gov/oswer/grants-funding.htm. These grants may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants.


Opportunities for funding are as follows:


National Information

The National Program Office, located within the US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, provides policies, guidance and direction to the Regional Brownfields Programs. 

The Land Revitalization Program provides assistance to State, local, and private sector partners, to restore contaminated land to reusable, marketable real estate development opportunities.  Our Land Revitalization website has a variety of information about revitalization and reuse, including revitalization tools and resources.

Additional Resources
Looking for additional funds to support your Brownfields or Land Revitalization efforts? Check out the Brownfields Federal Programs Guide - 2011 Edition .

Brownfields News

Brownfields 2015 Conference

Brownfields Contacts:

EPA Region 4 Contacts

Region 4 State and Tribal Partners
The Region 4 Brownfields Program works closely with its State and Tribal partners to facilitate Brownfields cleanup and revitalization in the Southeast.

State/Tribal Contacts and Tribal Government Contacts.

Grants Administrative Information


Region 4 State and Tribal Brownfields and Land Revitalization Information

By clicking on the state and tribal web page links, you will be leaving the EPA.gov domain and entering an external link. These links provides additional information that may be useful or interesting and is being provided consistent with the intended purpose of the EPA Web site. However, EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by these links or any other linked site.

Seminoles

Region 4 State Map Kentucky UST Kentucky Brownfields Kentucky RCRA Kentucky Mine reclamation Kentucky Voluntary cleanup Kentucky Hazardous site inventory Kentucky Superfund Tennessee Brownfields Tennessee UST Tennessee RCRA Tennessee Mine reclamation Tennessee Voluntary cleanup Tennessee Hazardous site inventory Tennessee Superfund Mississippi Brownfields Mississippi UST Mississippi Mine reclamation Mississippi Voluntary cleanup Mississippi Hazardous site inventory Mississippi Superfund Alabama Brownfields Alabama UST Alabama RCRA Alabama Mine reclamation Alabama Voluntary cleanup Alabama Hazardous site inventory Alabama Superfund Florida Brownfields Florida UST Florida RCRA Florida Mine reclamation Florida Voluntary cleanup Florida Hazardous site inventory Florida Superfund Seminoles (Brownfields) Georgia Brownfields Georgia UST Georgia RCRA Georgia Voluntary cleanup Georgia Hazardous site inventory Georgia Superfund South Carolina Brownfields South Carolina UST South Carolina RCRA South Carolina Mine reclamation South Carolina Voluntary cleanup South Carolina Hazardous site inventory South Carolina Superfund North Carolina Brownfields North Carolina UST North Carolina RCRA North Carolina Voluntary cleanup North Carolina Hazardous site inventory North Carolina Superfund


Region 4 Toolkits

Enviromental Toolkits


EPA Region 4 has created several useful centralized web-based toolkits to assist local governments, citizens, businesses and environmental regulators in identifying information to develop, evaluate, support, and/or expand programs in air quality, waste, revitalization projects and water. These toolkits offer detailed tutorials on various "how-tos" to help turn great ideas into positive accomplishments.

For information about the contents of this page, please contact Linda Williams .


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