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- Environment Matters Audio Podcast - How EPA Helps Communities with Brownfields
- Join us at the 2015 National Brownfields Training Conference this September in Chicago, IL - Regional Open Houses will take place on Tuesday, September 1, from 4:00 – 5:30 P.M. (PDF) (1 pg, 1.04 MB)
- 2014 Land Revitalization Success Stories (PDF) (18 pp, 1.97 MB)
- Implementing Stormwater Infiltration Practices at Vacant Parcels and Brownfield Sites (PDF) (3 pp, 744 K)
- Brownfields Road Map to Understanding Options for Site Investigation and Cleanup, Fifth Edition
- Opportunities For Petroleum Brownfields
- Brownfields and Urban Agriculture: Interim Guidelines for Safe Gardening Practices (PDF) (24 pp, 1.82 MB)
- View Region 3's Greener Cleanup & Sustainable Reuse Policy. (PDF) (2 pp, 392 K)
EPA's Brownfields Program is designed to empower states, communities, and other stakeholders in economic redevelopment to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse Brownfields.
Working in conjunction with government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as external partners, the Land Revitalization Program supports all stages of the land revitalization process. Whether sharing best practices with the public and government employees, supporting assessments of neighborhoods and properties, or working with communities to envision redevelopment of remediated land, EPA provides tools to facilitate successful results.
Cleaning up previously contaminated properties for reuse can help reinvigorate communities, preserve green space, and prevent sprawl. Revitalized land can be used in many ways—from the creation of public parks and the restoration of ecological systems, to the construction of community development projects and the establishment of new businesses.
Learn what EPA Region 3 can do to assist communities, local governments, property owners and developers in their reuse of contaminated properties.
Land that has been previously contaminated and has been remediated may fall under one or more types of federal or state regulations or programs. Learn more about how each program helps support reuse and view success stories by clicking on the links below.
Federal Facilities are properties used by United States and federal agencies that may require cleanup.
RCRA sites are operating facilities that require the investigation and cleanup of the contamination.
CERCLA or Superfund sites are uncontrolled or abandoned sites where hazardous substances threaten the public health or the environment.
Underground Storage Tanks sites are properties with leaking underground storage tanks.