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Brownfields

Brownfields Publications about Funding, Sustainability, Stewardship and More

The publications listed in the table below address a wide range of topics including funding, environmental justice, sustainability, finance, long-term stewardship, all appropriate inquiries, urban agriculture, cleanup, and public health. 

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Subject MatterTitleFile InfoPub-dateAuthor/ Owner
CleanupUnderstanding Procurement for Sampling and Analytical Services Under a Triad Approach (PDF) (63 pp, 906K)June 5 2017EPA - BF TSC
General InformationUnlocking Brownfields Redevelopment: Establishing a Local Revolving Loan Fund Program (PDF) (6 pp, 263K)August 8 2017OBLR
Urban AgricultureUrban Farm Business Plan Workbook (PDF) (77 pp, 2M)September 11 2017EPA - OBLR
Urban AgricultureUrban Farm Business Plan Worksheets (PDF) (51 pp, 852K)July 11 2017EPA - OBLR
CleanupUse of Dynamic Work Strategies Under a Triad Approach for Site Assessment and Cleanup - Technology Bulletin (PDF) (9 pp, 1.3M)September 5 2017EPA - BF TSC
CleanupUsing Biosolids for Reclamation/Remediation of Disturbed Soils (PDF) (26 pp, 445K)36161Univ of Washington (on EPA - BF TSC website)
CleanupUsing the Triad Approach to Improve the Cost-effectiveness of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanups (PDF) (8 pp, 167K)October 1st 2017EPA - BF TSC
CleanupUsing the Triad Approach to Streamline Brownfields Site Assessment and Cleanup (PDF) (48 pp, 1.5MB)June 3 2017EPA - BF TSC
Vapor IntrusionVapor Intrusion Issues at Brownfields Sites (PDF) (78 pp, 972K)December 3 2017ITRC
Benefits of BrownfieldsVerifying the Social, Environmental, and Economic Promise of Brownfield Programs (PDF) (104 pp, 1.1M)2008OBLR K6 grantee
SustainabilityWaterfront Sustainability Pilot, Allentown PA: Technical Memorandum on Conceptual Design Using Low Impact Development (PDF)(24 pp, 4.4M)June 9 2017EPA-OBLR
Brownfields Funding2017 Brownfields Federal Programs Guide (PDF) (108 pp, 4MB)2017EPA-OBLR
Mine-Scarred LandsA Citizen's Handbook to Address Contaminated Coal Mine Drainage (PDF) (114 pp, 20M)1997Region 3
Mine-Scarred LandsAbandoned Mine Site Characterization and Cleanup Handbook (PDF) (408 pp, 15M)2000Region 9
Mine-Scarred LandsAcid Mine Drainage: Innovative Treatment Technologies (PDF) (52 pp, 507K)2003Christine Costello
Environmental JusticeAddressing Environmental Justice in EPA Brownfields Communities (PDF) (2 pp, 702K)2009EPA-OBLR
Benefits of BrownfieldsAir and Water Quality Impacts of Brownfields Redevelopment: A Study of Five Communities (PDF)(100 pp., 6.6M)2011EPA-OBLR
SustainabilityAllen-Morrison Project: Technical Memorandum on Creating Inventory of Materials that can be Reused or Recycled through Deconstruction (PDF) (39 pp, 1.2M)2009 
Long-term StewardshipAn Introduction to the Cost of Engineering and Institutional Controls at Brownfield Properties (PDF) (6 pp, 443K)2009EPA-OBLR
SustainabilityProperty Fact Sheet, South Valley Parkway Corridor Lands, Luzerne County, PA (PDF) (4 pp, 433K)2008 
SustainabilityProtecting Water Resources with Higher-Density Development (PDF) (46 pp, 1.4MB)N/AN/A
Green InfrastructureRainwater Harvesting System Design (PDF) (9 pp, 182K)40028Vita Nuova LLC
SustainabilityRecommendations for Sustainable Site Design — Green Landscape Plan (PDF) (143 pp, 11.8M)39972Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
SustainabilityRecover Your Resources - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Construction and Demolition Materials at Land Revitalization Projects (PDF) (8 pp, 2.6MB)Oct. 2009Can't tell who the author is
All Appropriate InquiriesReporting Requirements and Suggestions on Report Content (PDF) (4 pp, 45K)Feb. 2014EPA-OBLR
Petroleum BrownfieldsRevitalization in Indian Country: Petroleum Brownfields (PDF) (2 pp, 668K)Spring 2009EPA-OBLR
General InformationRevitalizing America's Mills: A Report on Brownfields Mill Projects (PDF) (88 pp, 891K)Nov. 2006EPA-OBLR
CleanupRoad Map to Understanding Innovative Technology Options for Brownfields Investigation and Cleanup, Fourth Edition (PDF) (170 pp, 3.3MB)Sept. 2005EPA-OBLR
General InformationRoadmap for Auto Community Revitalization (PDF) (72 pp., 10.0M)Sept. 2013DOL, EPA, MAC
Rural CommunitiesRural Revitalization: EPA's Brownfields Program Working With Small And Rural Communities (PDF) (2 pp, 905K)April 11 2017EPA-OBLR
SustainabilitySamoa Peninsula Project: Phase I Sustainable Site Analysis Final Report (PDF) (27 pp, 3.3M)March 2 2009Vita Nuova LLC
SustainabilitySamoa Peninsula, CA: Sustainable Solutions for Historic Houses in Northern California, A Voluntary Green Code & Green Rehabilitation Manual (PDF) (65 pp, 2M)  
Brownfields FundingSetting the Stage for Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization (40 pp, 5M)April 16 2017EPA-OBLR
General InformationShifting Gears: Driving Toward Auto Sector Property Revitalization (PDF) (36 pp, 2.7MB)April 8th, 2017EPA-OBLR
State ProgramsState Brownfields and Voluntary Response Programs: An Update from the States Dec. 2014 
State ProgramsState Brownfields Insurance Programs (PDF) (19 pp, 220K)2005 Northern Kentucky University
General InformationSuccessful Rail Property Cleanup and Redevelopment (PDF) (24 pp, 792K)Aug. 2005 
SustainabilityTabor Commons Green Jobs Training Program (PDF) (136 pp, 5.5M)2008EPA-OBLR
General InformationTargeted Brownfields Assessments Fact Sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 141K)July 15 2017EPA-OBLR
CleanupTechnical Approaches to Characterizing and Cleaning up Brownfields Sites: Pulp and Paper Mills 2002EPA-OBLR
CleanupTechnical Approaches to Characterizing and Cleaning up Brownfields Sites: Railroad Yards 2002EPA-OBLR
CleanupTechnical Approaches to Characterizing and Cleanup of Automotive Recycling Brownfields 2002EPA-OBLR
CleanupTechnical Approaches to Characterizing and Redeveloping Brownfields Sites: Municipal Landfills and Illegal Dumps 2002EPA-OBLR
General InformationThe Davis-Bacon Act and Brownfields (PDF) (2 pp, 645KB)Aug. 2009EPA-OBLR
Mine-scarred LandsThe Human Factor in Mining Reclamation (PDF) (34 pp, 3.6M)42186 
General InformationThe Path to Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup and Sustainable Redevelopment (PDF) (2 pp, 1.2MB)Jan. 2008EPA-OBLR
CleanupTool Kit of Information Resources for Brownfields Investigation and Cleanup    
Job TrainingTransforming Lives and Advancing Economic Opportunities: EPA's Environmental Workforce and Job Training Program (PDF) (60 pp, 3.9M)April 16 2017EPA-OBLR
CleanupTriad Issue Paper: Using Geophysical Tools to Develop the Conceptual Site Model (PDF) (15 pp, 925K)Dec. 2008EPA-OBLR
Tribal BrownfieldsTribal Brownfields and Response Programs - Respecting Our Land, Revitalizing Our Communities (PDF)(117 pp., 2.28M)Dec. 2014EPA-OBLR
Tribal ProgramsTribal Brownfields and Response Programs: Respecting Our Land, Revitalizing Our Communities, April 2011 (PDF) (96 pp, 5M)April 11 2017EPA-OBLR
General InformationEn Español: Programas de revitalización de tierras y antiguas instalaciones industriales de la EPA (PDF) (2 pp, 4.35MB) N/A
Long-Term StewardshipEngineering Controls on Brownfields Information Guide: How They Work with Institutional Controls; the Most Common Types Used; and an Introduction to Costs (PDF) (4 pp, 231K) N/A
Environmental InsuranceEnvironmental Insurance and Risk Management Tools Glossary of Terms (PDF) (11 pp, 178K)November, 2010 
Environmental InsuranceEnvironmental Insurance Helps Ensure Redevelopment (PDF) (3 pp, 714K) EPA-OBLR
Environmental InsuranceEnvironmental Insurance Products Available for Brownfields Redevelopment (PDF) (58 pp, 874K)July, 2003Northern Kentucky University
Environmental InsuranceEnvironmental Insurance Products Available for Brownfields Redevelopment (PDF) (58 pp, 874K)2005Northern Kentucky University
FundingEPA Brownfields Assessment Grants: Interested in Applying for Funding? (PDF) (2 pp, 384K)August, 2009EPA-OBLR
FundingEPA Brownfields Cleanup Grants: Interested in Applying for Funding? (PDF) (2 pp, 364K)August, 2009EPA-OBLR
FundingEPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grants: Interested in Applying for Funding? (PDF) (2 pp, 358K)August, 2009EPA-OBLR
Petroleum BrownfieldsEPA Funding Available to Address Petroleum Brownfields (PDF) (2 pp, 165KB)Spring 2012EPA-OBLR
General InformationEPA Office of Compliance Sector Notebook Project - Profile of the Metal Mining Industry (PDF) (137 pp, 1.2M)September, 1995EPA-OBLR
General InformationEPA's Brownfields and Land Revitalization Programs - Properties with New Purpose (PDF) (2 pp, 4.35M) EPA-OBLR
Job TrainingEPA's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program (PDF) (2 pp, 1M)July, 2015EPA-OBLR
General InformationEPA's Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Communities Program: Providing Technical Assistance to Communities Facing Brownfields Challenges (PDF) (4 pp, 862K)October, 2017EPA-OBLR
Job TrainingEPA's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program Trifold Brochure (PDF) (2 pp, 3MB)August, 2015EPA-OBLR
Benefits of BrownfieldsEvaluation of the Brownfields Program (PDF) (73 pp, 2.3M)July, 2012 
All Appropriate InquiriesFact Sheet on All Appropriate Inquiries Final Rule (PDF) (2 pp, 60K)February, 2014EPA-OBLR
All Appropriate InquiriesFact Sheet on Definition of Environmental Professional included in the Final Rule (PDF) (2 pp, 105K)February, 2014EPA-OBLR
SustainabilityGreen Avenue Sites: Technical Memorandum - Conceptual Design for Sustainable Redevelopment (PDF) (23 pp, 3.6M)August, 2009EPA-OBLR
CleanupGreen Remediation: Incorporating Sustainable Environmental Practices into Remediation of Contaminated Sites (PDF) (56 pp, 780K)April, 2008EPA-OBLR
SustainabilityGreen Streetscapes Study: Oakman Boulevard (PDF) (76 pp, 8.2M) EPA-OBLR
Mine-Scarred landsHope and Hard Work-Making a Difference in the Eastern Coal Region (PDF) (41 pp, 14M)June, 2001 
Urban AgricultureHow Does Your Garden Grow? Brownfields Redevelopment and Local Agriculture (PDF) (4 pp, 1.3M)March, 2009EPA-OBLR
CleanupInnovations 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) (144 pp, 15M)November, 2006EPA-OBLR
General InformationInternational Brownfields Redevelopment  2001International Economic Development Council
SustainabilityJackson Square Redevelopment Initiative - Roxbury MA: Recommendations for Green Roof Planning (PDF) (46 pp, 3.1M)May, 2009Vita Nuova LLC
SustainabilityLangdale Mill Project: Technical Memo on Creating Inventory of Materials that can be Reused or Recycled (PDF) (32 pp, 1.2M)2007 
Long-term StewardshipLocal Government Planning Tool to Calculate Institutional and Engineering Control Costs for Brownfield Properties (PDF) (22 pp, 280K)July, 2010EPA-OBLR
CleanupManagement and Interpretation of Data Under a Triad Approach - Technology Bulletin (PDF) (14 pp, 297K)May, 2007EPA-OBLR
CleanupManaging Uncertainty in Environmental Decisions (PDF) (7 pp, 576K)October, 2001American Chemical Society
General InformationMethfields: Brownfields Funding and Technical Assistance to Address Clandestine Drug Labs (PDF) (2 pp, 331K)October, 2005EPA-OBLR
Mine-scarred LandsMine Scarred Lands: Land Revitalization September, 2017EPA-OBLR
Mine-scarred LandsMine Site Cleanup for Brownfields Redevelopment: A Three-Part Primer  March, 2018EPA-OBLR
SustainabilityMoran Center Sustainability Pilot Report (PDF) (38 pp, 1.7M)February, 2009Vita Nuova LLC
FinanceNew Markets Tax Credits (PDF) (4 pp, 227K)June, 2005EPA-OBLR
General InformationOur Land, Our Legacy - The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act   
SustainabilityPartnership for Sustainable Communities Brownfields Pilots (PDF) (2 pp, 60K)April, 2010EPA-OBLR
CleanupPoland Biosolids Smelter Waste Reclamation Project (PDF) (6 pp, 398K)July, 2000OW R3
General InformationPortfields: Charting a Course for Port Revitalization (PDF) (24 pp, 1.4MB)November, 2005EPA-OBLR