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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 Matter Title File Info Pub-date Author/ Owner
Cleanup Understanding Procurement for Sampling and Analytical Services Under a Triad Approach (PDF) (63 pp, 906K) 2017 EPA - BF TSC
General Information Unlocking Brownfields Redevelopment: Establishing a Local Revolving Loan Fund Program (PDF) (6 pp, 263K) 2017 OBLR
Urban Agriculture Urban Farm Business Plan Workbook (PDF) (77 pp, 2M) 2017 EPA - OBLR
Urban Agriculture Urban Farm Business Plan Worksheets (PDF) (51 pp, 852K) 2017 EPA - OBLR
Cleanup Use of Dynamic Work Strategies Under a Triad Approach for Site Assessment and Cleanup - Technology Bulletin (PDF) (9 pp, 1.3M) 2017 EPA - BF TSC
Cleanup Using Biosolids for Reclamation/Remediation of Disturbed Soils (PDF) (26 pp, 445K)   Univ of Washington (on EPA - BF TSC website)
Cleanup Using the Triad Approach to Improve the Cost-effectiveness of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanups (PDF) (8 pp, 167K) 2017 EPA - BF TSC
Cleanup Using the Triad Approach to Streamline Brownfields Site Assessment and Cleanup (PDF) (48 pp, 1.5MB) 2017 EPA - BF TSC
Vapor Intrusion Vapor Intrusion Issues at Brownfields Sites (PDF) (78 pp, 972K) 2017 ITRC
Benefits of Brownfields Verifying the Social, Environmental, and Economic Promise of Brownfield Programs (PDF) (104 pp, 1.1M) 2008 OBLR K6 grantee
Sustainability Waterfront Sustainability Pilot, Allentown PA: Technical Memorandum on Conceptual Design Using Low Impact Development (PDF) (24 pp, 4.4M) 2017 EPA-OBLR
Brownfields Funding 2017 Brownfields Federal Programs Guide (PDF) (108 pp, 4MB) 2017 EPA-OBLR
Mine-Scarred Lands A Citizen's Handbook to Address Contaminated Coal Mine Drainage (PDF) (114 pp, 20M) 1997 Region 3
Mine-Scarred Lands Abandoned Mine Site Characterization and Cleanup Handbook (PDF) (408 pp, 15M) 2000 Region 9
Mine-Scarred Lands Acid Mine Drainage: Innovative Treatment Technologies (PDF) (52 pp, 507K) 2003 Christine Costello
Environmental Justice Addressing Environmental Justice in EPA Brownfields Communities (PDF) (2 pp, 702K) 2009 EPA-OBLR
Benefits of Brownfields Air and Water Quality Impacts of Brownfields Redevelopment: A Study of Five Communities (PDF) (100 pp., 6.6M) 2011 EPA-OBLR
Sustainability Allen-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 Stewardship An Introduction to the Cost of Engineering and Institutional Controls at Brownfield Properties (PDF) (6 pp, 443K) 2009 EPA-OBLR
Sustainability Property Fact Sheet, South Valley Parkway Corridor Lands, Luzerne County, PA (PDF) (4 pp, 433K) 2008  
Sustainability Protecting Water Resources with Higher-Density Development (PDF) (45 pp, 1MB) N/A N/A
Green Infrastructure Rainwater Harvesting System Design (PDF) (9 pp, 182K)   Vita Nuova LLC
Sustainability Recommendations for Sustainable Site Design — Green Landscape Plan (PDF) (143 pp, 11.8M)   Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Sustainability Recover Your Resources - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Construction and Demolition Materials at Land Revitalization Projects (PDF) (8 pp, 2.6MB) 2009 Can't tell who the author is
All Appropriate Inquiries Reporting Requirements and Suggestions on Report Content (PDF) (4 pp, 45K) 2014 EPA-OBLR
Petroleum Brownfields Revitalization in Indian Country: Petroleum Brownfields (PDF) (2 pp, 668K) 2009 EPA-OBLR
General Information Revitalizing America's Mills: A Report on Brownfields Mill Projects (PDF) (88 pp, 891K) 2006 EPA-OBLR
Cleanup Road Map to Understanding Innovative Technology Options for Brownfields Investigation and Cleanup, Fourth Edition (PDF) (170 pp, 3.3MB) 2005 EPA-OBLR
General Information Roadmap for Auto Community Revitalization (PDF) (72 pp., 10.0M) 2013 DOL, EPA, MAC
Rural Communities Rural Revitalization: EPA's Brownfields Program Working With Small And Rural Communities (PDF) (2 pp, 905K) 2017 EPA-OBLR
Sustainability Samoa Peninsula Project: Phase I Sustainable Site Analysis Final Report (PDF) (27 pp, 3.3M) 2009 Vita Nuova LLC
Sustainability Samoa Peninsula, CA: Sustainable Solutions for Historic Houses in Northern California, A Voluntary Green Code & Green Rehabilitation Manual (PDF) (65 pp, 2M)    
Brownfields Funding Setting the Stage for Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization (40 pp, 5M) 2017 EPA-OBLR
General Information Shifting Gears: Driving Toward Auto Sector Property Revitalization (PDF) (36 pp, 2.7MB)  2017 EPA-OBLR
State Programs State Brownfields and Voluntary Response Programs: An Update from the States   2014  
State Programs State Brownfields Insurance Programs (PDF) (19 pp, 220K) 2005  Northern Kentucky University
General Information Successful Rail Property Cleanup and Redevelopment (PDF) (24 pp, 792K) 2005  
Sustainability Tabor Commons Green Jobs Training Program (PDF) (136 pp, 5.5M) 2008 EPA-OBLR
General Information Targeted Brownfields Assessments Fact Sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 141K) 2017 EPA-OBLR
Cleanup Technical Approaches to Characterizing and Cleaning up Brownfields Sites: Pulp and Paper Mills   2002 EPA-OBLR
Cleanup Technical Approaches to Characterizing and Cleaning up Brownfields Sites: Railroad Yards   2002 EPA-OBLR
Cleanup Technical Approaches to Characterizing and Cleanup of Automotive Recycling Brownfields   2002 EPA-OBLR
Cleanup Technical Approaches to Characterizing and Redeveloping Brownfields Sites: Municipal Landfills and Illegal Dumps   2002 EPA-OBLR
General Information The Davis-Bacon Act and Brownfields (PDF) (2 pp, 645KB) 2009 EPA-OBLR
Mine-scarred Lands The Human Factor in Mining Reclamation (PDF) (34 pp, 3.6M)    
General Information The Path to Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup and Sustainable Redevelopment (PDF) (2 pp, 1.2MB) 2008 EPA-OBLR
Cleanup Tool Kit of Information Resources for Brownfields Investigation and Cleanup      
Job Training Transforming Lives and Advancing Economic Opportunities: EPA's Environmental Workforce and Job Training Program (PDF) (60 pp, 3.9M) 2017 EPA-OBLR
Cleanup Triad Issue Paper: Using Geophysical Tools to Develop the Conceptual Site Model (PDF) (15 pp, 925K) 2008 EPA-OBLR
Tribal Brownfields Tribal Brownfields and Response Programs - Respecting Our Land, Revitalizing Our Communities (PDF) (117 pp., 2.28M) 2014 EPA-OBLR
Tribal Programs Tribal Brownfields and Response Programs: Respecting Our Land, Revitalizing Our Communities, April 2011 (PDF) (96 pp, 5M) 2017 EPA-OBLR
General Information En Español: Programas de revitalización de tierras y antiguas instalaciones industriales de la EPA (PDF) (2 pp, 4.35MB)   N/A
Long-Term Stewardship Engineering 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 Insurance Environmental Insurance and Risk Management Tools Glossary of Terms (PDF) (11 pp, 178K) 2010  
Environmental Insurance Environmental Insurance Helps Ensure Redevelopment (PDF) (3 pp, 714K)   EPA-OBLR
Environmental Insurance Environmental Insurance Products Available for Brownfields Redevelopment (PDF) (58 pp, 874K) 2003 Northern Kentucky University
Environmental Insurance Environmental Insurance Products Available for Brownfields Redevelopment (PDF) (58 pp, 874K) 2005 Northern Kentucky University
Funding EPA Brownfields Assessment Grants: Interested in Applying for Funding? (PDF) (2 pp, 384K) 2009 EPA-OBLR
Funding EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grants: Interested in Applying for Funding? (PDF) (2 pp, 364K) 2009 EPA-OBLR
Funding EPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grants: Interested in Applying for Funding? (PDF) (2 pp, 358K) 2009 EPA-OBLR
Petroleum Brownfields EPA Funding Available to Address Petroleum Brownfields (PDF) (2 pp, 165KB) 2012 EPA-OBLR
General Information EPA Office of Compliance Sector Notebook Project - Profile of the Metal Mining Industry (PDF) (137 pp, 1.2M) 1995 EPA-OBLR
General Information EPA's Brownfields and Land Revitalization Programs - Properties with New Purpose (PDF) (2 pp, 4.35M)   EPA-OBLR
Job Training EPA's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program (PDF) (2 pp, 1M) 2015 EPA-OBLR
General Information EPA's Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Communities Program: Providing Technical Assistance to Communities Facing Brownfields Challenges (PDF) (4 pp, 862K) 2017 EPA-OBLR
Job Training EPA's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program Trifold Brochure (PDF) (2 pp, 3MB) 2015 EPA-OBLR
Benefits of Brownfields Evaluation of the Brownfields Program (PDF) (73 pp, 2.3M) 2012  
All Appropriate Inquiries Fact Sheet on All Appropriate Inquiries Final Rule (PDF) (2 pp, 60K) 2014 EPA-OBLR
All Appropriate Inquiries Fact Sheet on Definition of Environmental Professional included in the Final Rule (PDF) (2 pp, 105K) 2014 EPA-OBLR
Sustainability Green Avenue Sites: Technical Memorandum - Conceptual Design for Sustainable Redevelopment (PDF) (23 pp, 3.6M) 2009 EPA-OBLR
Cleanup Green Remediation: Incorporating Sustainable Environmental Practices into Remediation of Contaminated Sites (PDF) (56 pp, 780K) 2008 EPA-OBLR
Sustainability Green Streetscapes Study: Oakman Boulevard (PDF) (76 pp, 8.2M)   EPA-OBLR
Mine-Scarred lands Hope and Hard Work-Making a Difference in the Eastern Coal Region (PDF) (41 pp, 14M) 2001  
Urban Agriculture How Does Your Garden Grow? Brownfields Redevelopment and Local Agriculture (PDF) (4 pp, 1.3M) 2009 EPA-OBLR
Cleanup 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) (144 pp, 15M) 2006 EPA-OBLR
General Information International Brownfields Redevelopment   2001 International Economic Development Council
Sustainability Jackson Square Redevelopment Initiative - Roxbury MA: Recommendations for Green Roof Planning (PDF) (46 pp, 3.1M) 2009 Vita Nuova LLC
Sustainability Langdale Mill Project: Technical Memo on Creating Inventory of Materials that can be Reused or Recycled (PDF) (32 pp, 1.2M) 2007  
Long-term Stewardship Local Government Planning Tool to Calculate Institutional and Engineering Control Costs for Brownfield Properties (PDF) (22 pp, 280K) 2010 EPA-OBLR
Cleanup Management and Interpretation of Data Under a Triad Approach - Technology Bulletin (PDF) (14 pp, 297K) 2007 EPA-OBLR
Cleanup Managing Uncertainty in Environmental Decisions (PDF) (7 pp, 576K) 2001 American Chemical Society
General Information Methfields: Brownfields Funding and Technical Assistance to Address Clandestine Drug Labs (PDF) (2 pp, 331K) 2005 EPA-OBLR
Mine-scarred Lands Mine Scarred Lands: Land Revitalization    2017 EPA-OBLR
Mine-scarred Lands Mine Site Cleanup for Brownfields Redevelopment: A Three-Part Primer   2018 EPA-OBLR
Sustainability Moran Center Sustainability Pilot Report (PDF) (38 pp, 1.7M) 2009 Vita Nuova LLC
Finance New Markets Tax Credits (PDF) (4 pp, 227K) 2005 EPA-OBLR
General Information Our Land, Our Legacy - The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act      
Sustainability Partnership for Sustainable Communities Brownfields Pilots (PDF) (2 pp, 60K) 2010 EPA-OBLR
Cleanup Poland Biosolids Smelter Waste Reclamation Project (PDF) (6 pp, 398K) 2000 OW R3
General Information Portfields: Charting a Course for Port Revitalization (PDF) (24 pp, 1.4MB)  2005 EPA-OBLR