Brownfields Publications

The publications listed in the table below provide guidance, technical assistance and other information for Brownfields stakeholders. They cover a wide range of topics including funding, environmental justice, sustainability, finance, long-term stewardship, all appropriate inquiries, urban agriculture, cleanup, and public health. 

You can sort publications by subject matter in the table below or use the search bar to find the publication you are looking for. 

Title Subject Matter File Info
Abandoned Mine Site Characterization and Cleanup Handbook (PDF) Mine-Scarred Lands (408 pp, 15M)
Addressing Environmental Justice in EPA Brownfields Communities (PDF) Environmental Justice (2 pp, 702K)
Air and Water Quality Impacts of Brownfields Redevelopment: A Study of Five Communities (PDF) Benefits of Brownfields (100 pp., 6.6M)
Transforming Lives and Advancing Economic Opportunities: EPA’s Environmental Workforce and Job Training Program (PDF) Job Training (60 pp, 3.9M)
EPA Funding Available to Address Petroleum Brownfields (PDF) Petroleum Brownfields (2 pp, 165KB)
Allen-Morrison Project: Technical Memorandum on Creating Inventory of Materials that can be Reused or Recycled through Deconstruction (PDF) Sustainability (39 pp, 1.2M)
Contact and Resource Aid: Tribal Petroleum/Oil Pollution and Contamination Cleanup (PDF) Sustainability (2 pp, 626K)
An Introduction to the Cost of Engineering and Institutional Controls at Brownfield Properties (PDF) Long-term Stewardship (6 pp, 443K)
Anvil Mountain Site, Silverton CO: Technical Memorandum - Energy Efficiency for Affordable Housing at a Brownfield Redevelopment (PDF) Sustainability (33 pp, 659KB)
Assessing Contractor Capabilities for Streamlined Site Investigation: Additional Information Regarding All Appropriate Inquiries and Hiring an Environmental Professional (PDF) All Appropriate Inquiries (2 pp, 141K)
Setting the Stage for Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization Brownfields Funding (40 pp, 5M)
Assessing Contractor Capabilities for Streamlined Site Investigations (PDF) All Appropriate Inquiries (15 pp, 196K)
Assessment of Environmental Liability Insurance Options for Cleanup Activities (PDF) Environmental Insurance (7 pp, 82K)
En Español: Los Programas de Sitios Contaminados (Brownfields) y Revitalización de Tierras de la EPA: Mejorando la Tierra y la Calidad de Vida Americana, October 2009 (PDF) General Information (2 pp, 1MB)
Brownfields and Sustainability (PDF) Sustainability (2 pp, 426K)
Brownfields and Urban Agriculture: Interim Guidelines for Safe Gardening Practices (PDF) Urban Agriculture (24 pp, 1.9M)
Urban Farm Business Plan Workbook (PDF) Urban Agriculture (77 pp, 2M)
Urban Farm Business Plan Worksheets (PDF) Urban Agriculture (51 pp, 852K)
2017 Brownfields Federal Programs Guide (PDF) Brownfields Funding (108 pp, 4MB)
Brownfields Insurance for Public Sector-Led Development Projects: Experience and Methods (PDF) Environmental Insurance (71 pp, 588K)
Brownfields Job Training Success Stories, April 2011 (PDF) Job Training (7 pp, 930K)
Brownfields Mine-Scarred Lands Initiative-Federal Agencies Collaborate with Communities (PDF) Mine-scarred Lands (4 pp, 344K)
Brownfields Technology Primer: Requesting and Evaluation Proposals that Encourage Innovative Technologies for Investigation and Cleanup (PDF) Cleanup (57 pp, 1.5M)
Brownfields Technology Primer: Selecting and Using Phytoremediation for Site Cleanup (PDF) Cleanup (45 pp, 2.6M)
Brownfields, Public Health and Health Monitoring (PDF) Public Health (4 pp, 1.5MB)
Building a Sustainable Future: A Report on the Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields Sustainability Pilots (PDF) Sustainability (48 pp, 2.16M)
Building Vibrant Communities: Community Benefits of Land Revitalization (PDF) Benefits of Brownfields (48 pp, 2.4MB)
Case Studies for Stormwater Management on Compacted, Contaminated Soils in Dense Urban Areas (PDF) Green Infrastructure (4 pp, 412K)
Case Study of the Triad Approach: Expedited Characterization of Petroleum Constituents and PCBs Using Test Kits and a Mobile Chromatography Laboratory at the Former Cos Cob Power Plant Site (PDF) Cleanup (116 pp, 8.6M)
Characterization of Mine Leachates and the Development of a Ground-Water Monitoring Strategy for Mine Sites (PDF) Mine-scarred lands (299 pp, 2M)
City of Cleveland: Deconstruction Lessons Learned Report (PDF) Abandoned Properties (31 pp, 903K)
City of Houston Solar Project: Solar Power Analysis and Design Specifications (PDF) Renewable Energy (25 pp, 1.6M)
City of Laredo Recreation Center: Technical Memorandum - Conceptual Design Drawings (PDF) Sustainability (10 pp, 3.8M)
City of Springfield, Missouri: Final Recommendations Report for Commercial Street Historic District Project (PDF) Sustainability (49 pp, 1.3M)
City of Springfield, Missouri: Final Report — Workshop Analysis and Outcomes (PDF) Sustainability (22 pp, 233K)
Co-location: Facilitating Revitalization Beyond Brownfields Boundaries Area-Wide Planning  
Converting Brownfields to Green Space Green Space  
Coordinating Brownfields Redevelopment and Local Housing Initiatives Residential Reuse  
Demonstrations of Method Applicability under a Triad Approach for Site Assessment and Cleanup - Technology Bulletin (PDF) Cleanup (15 pp, 1M)
Design Principles for Stormwater Management on Compacted, Contaminated Soils in Dense Urban Areas (PDF) Green Infrastructure (4 pp, 812K)
Design Solutions for Vapor Intrusion and Indoor Air Quality Vapor Intrusion  
Draft Final Reuse Analysis and Sustainable Redevelopment Framework - South Valley Corridor Lands, Luzerne County, PA (PDF) Sustainability (93 pp, 5.2M)
Engineering Controls on Brownfields Information Guide: How They Work with Institutional Controls; the Most Common Types Used; and an Introduction to Costs (PDF) Long-Term Stewardship (4 pp, 231K)
Environmental Insurance and Risk Management Tools Glossary of Terms (PDF) Environmental Insurance (11 pp, 178K)
Environmental Insurance Helps Ensure Redevelopment (PDF) Environmental Insurance (3 pp, 714K)
Environmental Insurance Products Available for Brownfields Redevelopment (PDF) Environmental Insurance (58 pp, 874K)
EPA's Brownfields and Land Revitalization Programs - Properties with New Purpose (PDF) General Information (2 pp, 4.35M)
Elder-accessible Gardening (PDF) General Information (8 pp, 727KB)
En Español: Programas de revitalización de tierras y antiguas instalaciones industriales de la EPA (PDF) General Information (2 pp, 4.35MB)
EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program Trifold Brochure (PDF) Job Training (2 pp, 3MB)
EPA Brownfields Assessment Grants: Interested in Applying for Funding? (PDF) Funding (2 pp, 384K)
EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grants: Interested in Applying for Funding? (PDF) Funding (2 pp, 364K)
EPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grants: Interested in Applying for Funding? (PDF) Funding (2 pp, 358K)
EPA's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program (PDF) Job Training (2 pp, 1M)
EPA's Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Communities Program: Providing Technical Assistance to Communities Facing Brownfields Challenges (PDF) General Information (4 pp, 862K)
Evaluation of the Brownfields Program (PDF) Benefits of Brownfields (73 pp, 2.3M)
Fact Sheet on All Appropriate Inquiries Final Rule (PDF) All Appropriate Inquiries (2 pp, 60K)
Fact Sheet on Definition of Environmental Professional included in the Final Rule (PDF) All Appropriate Inquiries (2 pp, 105K)
Financing Brownfield Redevelopment in Small Towns and Rural Areas: Helpful Hints and Examples (PDF) Finance (6 pp, 105K)
Financing Strategies for Brownfield Cleanup and Redevelopment (PDF) Finance (41 pp, 298K)
From Rags to Riches: Innovations in Petroleum Brownfields (PDF) Petroleum Brownfields (32 pp, 1.6M)
Getting Started with Brownfields -- Key Issues and Opportunities: What Communities Need to Know (PDF) General Information (11 pp, 126K)
GIS and Brownfields: Encouraging Redevelopment, Public Involvement, and Smart Growth Public Participation  
Green Avenue Sites: Technical Memorandum - Conceptual Design for Sustainable Redevelopment (PDF) Sustainability (23 pp, 3.6M)
Green Remediation: Incorporating Sustainable Environmental Practices into Remediation of Contaminated Sites (PDF) Cleanup (56 pp, 780K)
Green Streetscapes Study: Oakman Boulevard (PDF) Sustainability (76 pp, 8.2M)
Hope and Hard Work-Making a Difference in the Eastern Coal Region (PDF) Mine-Scarred lands (41 pp, 14M)
How Does Your Garden Grow? Brownfields Redevelopment and Local Agriculture (PDF) Urban Agriculture (4 pp, 1.3M)
Innovations in Site Characterization Case Study: The Role of a Conceptual Site Model for Expedited Site Characterization Using the Triad Approach at the Poudre River Site, Fort Collins, Colorado (PDF) Cleanup (144 pp, 15M)
Jackson Square Redevelopment Initiative - Roxbury MA: Recommendations for Green Roof Planning (PDF) Sustainability (46 pp, 3.1M)
Langdale Mill Project: Technical Memo on Creating Inventory of Materials that can be Reused or Recycled (PDF) Sustainability (32 pp, 1.2M)
Local Brownfield Financing Tools: Structures and Strategies for Spurring Cleanup and Redevelopment (PDF) Finance (9 pp, 63K)
Local Government Planning Tool to Calculate Institutional and Engineering Control Costs for Brownfield Properties (PDF) Long-term Stewardship (22 pp, 280K)
Management and Interpretation of Data Under a Triad Approach - Technology Bulletin (PDF) Cleanup (14 pp, 297K)
Managing Uncertainty in Environmental Decisions (PDF) Cleanup (7 pp, 576K)
Methfields: Brownfields Funding and Technical Assistance to Address Clandestine Drug Labs (PDF) General Information (2 pp, 331K)
Mine Scarred Lands: Initiative Tool Kit Mine-scarred Lands  
Mine Scarred Lands: Land Revitalization Mine-scarred Lands  
Mine Site Cleanup for Brownfields Redevelopment: A Three-Part Primer Mine-scarred Lands  
Moran Center Sustainability Pilot Report (PDF) Sustainability (38 pp, 1.7M)
New Markets Tax Credits (PDF) Finance (4 pp, 227K)
Partnership for Sustainable Communities Brownfields Pilots (PDF) Sustainability (2 pp, 60K)
Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Site Revitalization Guidance Under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) (PDF)  Cleanup (87 pp, 11.2MB)
Portfields: Charting a Course for Port Revitalization (PDF) General Information (24 pp, 1.4MB)
Property Fact Sheet, South Valley Parkway Corridor Lands, Luzerne County, PA (PDF) Sustainability (4 pp, 433K)
Public Policies and Private Decisions Affecting the Redevelopment of Brownfields Mine-scarred Lands  
Rainwater Harvesting System Design (PDF) Green Infrastructure (9 pp, 182K)
Recommendations for Sustainable Site Design — Green Landscape Plan (PDF) Sustainability (143 pp, 11.8M)
Recover Your Resources - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Construction and Demolition Materials at Land Revitalization Projects (PDF) Sustainability (8 pp, 2.6MB)
Recycling America's Gas Stations (PDF) Petroleum Brownfields (39 pp, 3.1MB)
Recycling America's Land: A Nations report on Brownfields Redevelopment (PDF) General Information (35 pp, 571K)
Reporting Requirements and Suggestions on Report Content (PDF) All Appropriate Inquiries (4 pp, 45K)
Revitalization in Indian Country: Petroleum Brownfields (PDF) Petroleum Brownfields (2 pp, 668K)
Revitalizing America's Mills: A Report on Brownfields Mill Projects (PDF) General Information (88 pp, 891K)
Roadmap for Auto Community Revitalization (PDF) General Information (72 pp., 10.0M)
Road Map to Understanding Innovative Technology Options for Brownfields Investigation and Cleanup, Fourth Edition (PDF) Cleanup (170 pp, 3.3MB)
Rural Revitalization: EPA's Brownfields Program Working With Small And Rural Communities (PDF) Rural Communities (2 pp, 905K)
Samoa Peninsula, CA: Sustainable Solutions for Historic Houses in Northern California, A Voluntary Green Code & Green Rehabilitation Manual (PDF) Sustainability (65 pp, 2M)
Samoa Peninsula Project: Phase I Sustainable Site Analysis Final Report (PDF) Sustainability (27 pp, 3.3M)
Shifting Gears: Driving Toward Auto Sector Property Revitalization (PDF) General Information (36 pp, 2.7MB)
State Brownfields and Voluntary Response Programs: An Update from the States State Programs  
State Brownfields Insurance Programs (PDF) State Programs (19 pp, 220K)
State Brownfield Planning, Assessment and Cleanup Programs (PDF) State Programs (6 pp, 35K)
State Brownfield Targeted Financial Assistance (PDF) State Programs (15 pp, 74K)
State Brownfield Financing Tools and Strategies (PDF) State Programs (21 pp, 132K)
State Brownfield Tax Incentives (PDF) State Programs (6 pp, 42K)
Striking a Balance: Local Government Implementation of Land Use Controls, Strategies from the 2003 Brownfields Peer Exchange Long-term Stewardship  
Successful Rail Property Cleanup and Redevelopment (PDF) General Information (24 pp, 792K)
Sustaining Economic Development through Community Health: A New Brownfields Redevelopment Model (PDF) Public Health (1 pg, 48K)
Tabor Commons Green Jobs Training Program (PDF) Sustainability (136 pp, 5.5M)
Targeted Brownfields Assessments Fact Sheet (PDF) General Information (2 pp, 141K)
Technical Approaches to Characterizing and Cleaning up Brownfields Sites Cleanup  
Technical Approaches to Characterizing and Cleaning up Brownfields Sites: Pulp and Paper Mills Cleanup  
Technical Approaches to Characterizing and Cleaning up Brownfields Sites: Railroad Yards Cleanup  
Technical Approaches to Characterizing and Cleanup of Automotive Recycling Brownfields Cleanup  
Technical Approaches to Characterizing and Redeveloping Brownfields Sites: Municipal Landfills and Illegal Dumps Cleanup  
The Community Reinvestment Act (PDF) General Information (9 pp, 765K)
The Davis-Bacon Act and Brownfields (PDF) General Information (2 pp, 645KB)
The EPA Brownfields Program Produces Widespread Environmental and Economic Benefits (PDF) Benefits of Brownfields (1 pg, 92K)
The Human Factor in Mining Reclamation (PDF) Mine-scarred Lands (34 pp, 3.6M)
The Path to Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup and Sustainable Redevelopment (PDF) General Information (2 pp, 1.2MB)
Tool Kit of Information Resources for Brownfields Investigation and Cleanup Cleanup  
Triad Issue Paper: Using Geophysical Tools to Develop the Conceptual Site Model (PDF) Cleanup (15 pp, 925K)
Tribal Brownfields and Response Programs: Respecting Our Land, Revitalizing Our Communities, April 2011 (PDF) Tribal Programs (96 pp, 5M)
Unlocking Brownfields: Keys to Community Revitalization General Information  
Unlocking Brownfields Redevelopment: Establishing a Local Revolving Loan Fund Program (PDF) General Information (6 pp, 263K)
Using Biosolids for Reclamation/Remediation of Disturbed Soils (PDF) Cleanup (26 pp, 445K)
Using the Triad Approach to Streamline Brownfields Site Assessment and Cleanup (PDF) Cleanup (48 pp, 1.5MB)
Vapor Intrusion Issues at Brownfields Sites (PDF) Vapor Intrusion (78 pp, 972K)
Verifying the Social, Environmental, and Economic Promise of Brownfield Programs (PDF) Benefits of Brownfields (104 pp, 1.1M)
Waterfront Sustainability Pilot, Allentown PA: Technical Memorandum on Conceptual Design Using Low Impact Development (PDF) Sustainability (24 pp, 4.4M)
Tribal Brownfields and Response Programs - Respecting Our Land, Revitalizing Our Communities (PDF) Tribal Brownfields (117 pp., 2.28M)
A Citizen's Handbook to Address Contaminated Coal Mine Drainage (PDF) Mine-Scarred Lands (114 pp, 20M)
A Primer for Petroleum Brownfields (PDF) Petroleum Brownfields (20 pp, 4.3M)
Acid Mine Drainage: Innovative Treatment Technologies (PDF) Mine-Scarred Lands (52 pp, 507K)
En Español: Los Programas de Sitios Contaminados (Brownfields) y Revitalización de Tierras de la EPA: Mejorando la Tierra y la Calidad de Vida Americana, October 2009 (PDF) Brownfields Funding (2 pp, 1MB)
Brownfields Center at the Environmental Law Institute Publications General Information  
Brownfields Redevelopment: Performance Evaluation Benefits of Brownfields  
City of Springfield, Missouri: Final Recommendations Report for Commercial Street Historic District Project (PDF) Sustainability (49 pp, 1.3M)
City of Springfield, Missouri: Final Report — Workshop Analysis and Outcomes (PDF) Sustainability (22 pp, 233K)
Cost and Performance Summary Report. In Situ Biosolids and Lime Addition at the California Gulch Superfund Site, OU 11, Leadville, Colorado (PDF) Cleanup (7 pp, 124K)
Directory of Technical Assistance for Land Revitalization (PDF) General Information (129 pp, 2.4M)
Environmental Insurance Products Available for Brownfields Redevelopment (PDF) Environmental Insurance (58 pp, 874K)
En Español: Programas de revitalización de tierras y antiguas instalaciones industriales de la EPA (PDF) General Information (2 pp, 4.35MB)
EPA Office of Compliance Sector Notebook Project - Profile of the Metal Mining Industry (PDF) General Information (137 pp, 1.2M)
Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Communities Program General Information  
A Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Brownfields Redevelopment (PDF) Finance (28 pp, 2.4M)
International Brownfields Redevelopment General Information  
Land Revitalization Fact Sheet Recreational Reuse: Cleveland Velodrome (PDF) General Information (2 pp, 603K)
Making the Connection: Smart Growth and Water Resource Protection Sustainability  
Our Land, Our Legacy - The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act General Information  
Poland Biosolids Smelter Waste Reclamation Project (PDF) Cleanup (6 pp, 398K)
Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Site Revitalization Cleanup  
Promoting Brownfield Redevelopment: Role of Public-Private Partnerships (PDF) General Information (8 pp, 110K)
Protecting Water Resources with Higher-Density Development (PDF) Sustainability (46 pp, 1.4MB)
Recommendations for Sustainable Site Design — Green Landscape Plan (PDF) Sustainability (143 pp, 11.8M)
Revitalizing Southeastern Communities Sustainability  
State and Local Non-Cash Tools and Strategies To Enhance a Brownfield Project's Bottom Line (PDF) State Programs (8 pp, 58K)
Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Communities: GRANTEE UPDATE (PDF) General Information (4 pp, 530K)
Tribal Brownfields and Response Programs: Respecting Our Land, Revitalizing Our Communities, November 2009 (PDF) Tribal (44 pp, 2M)
Understanding Procurement for Sampling and Analytical Services Under a Triad Approach (PDF) Cleanup (63 pp, 906K)
Use of Dynamic Work Strategies Under a Triad Approach for Site Assessment and Cleanup - Technology Bulletin (PDF) Cleanup (9 pp, 1.3M)
Using the Triad Approach to Improve the Cost-effectiveness of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanups (PDF) Cleanup (8 pp, 167K)
U.S. EPA's Brownfields Job Training Program: Working Toward a Better Environment (6:15) (Available on DVD and CD-ROM)