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EPA Region 6 (South Central) Brownfields

Since the Brownfields Program inception in 1996, Region 6 grantees have been awarded over $73 million in Brownfields competitive grants. Region 6 is proud to report that over 1400 sites have been assessed, 18,000 jobs created and $3.5 billion leveraged in redevelopment. Data on EPA grant-funded brownfields sites is available at Cleanups in My Community.

  • Stories from Around the Region

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Formerly a motel with a classic tourist motor court on Route 66, Luna Lodge is now providing low income housing. This rehabilitation project resulted in 30 apartments and achieved LEED Platinum certification for its energy efficiency. The New Mexico Environment Department provided a sub-grant from its EPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund to address asbestos cleanup as part of the renovation.

    Bastrop, Texas

    The Bastrop Fine Arts Guild needed assistance with its plans to turn the former Powell Cotton Seed Mill site into the Lost Pines Art Complex. The Region 6 Targeted Brownfiields Assessment Program provided a Phase II ESA which identified contaminants requiring remediation and a Phase II Supplement ESA which allowed the Texas Committee on Environmental Quality to issue a Certificate of Completion for the cleanup. The Guild has begun redevelopment which will include 4,000 square feet of gallery space, artist studios, classrooms and specialty shops. The site will also feature an outdoor sculpture garden, Xeriscape landscaping with a rainwater collection system, outdoor water feature, and patio.

  • Highlights & Publications

    EPA is announcing the availability of funding to eligible entities who wish to develop an area-wide plan for Brownfields assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse. This funding is for community engagement, planning, inventory of brownfields properties, technical assistance, and/or training activities directed to revitalization of a specific area (such as a neighborhood, district, local commercial corridor, community waterfront or city block). For more information, visit the Brownfields and Land Revitalization Apply for Funding page.

    Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA) is a free service the EPA Region 6 Brownfields Team provides to communities to support their eligible brownfields projects. Region 6 consists of Arkansas, Louisiana, new Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The services include brownfields inventories, area-wide planning, site environmental assessments and investigations, and site cleanup planning. Learn more about Targeted Brownfields Assessments in Region 6.

    Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) is an EPA-funded program assisting communities in their understanding and involvement in Brownfields cleanup and revitalization, especially underserved, rural, small, and otherwise distressed communities.Kansas State University's TAB Program (PDF) (1 pp, 352 K, About PDF) provides this free assistance to Region 6. Visit the KSU TAB website Exit to find webinars and workshops.

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State Cleanup Programs within Region 6

Map of EPA Region 6

ArkansasLouisianaNew MexicoOklahomaTexas

State & Tribal Response Programs Agreements

State and Federally Recognized Tribal Brownfields Programs

 
Arkansas Department of Quality (ADEQ)

ADEQ Brownfields Webpage
Mr. Terry Sligh
Email:  terry@adeq.state.ar.us
Phone: 501-682-0867

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)
LDEQ Brownfields Webpage
Mr. Duane Wilson
Email:   duane.wilson@la.gov
Phone:  225-219-3719
 
New Mexico Environment Department (NMED)
NMED Brownfields Webpage
Ms. Ali Furmall
Email:  ali.furmall@state.nm.us
Phone:  505-827-0078
or
Ms. Rebecca Cook
Email: rebecca.cook@state.nm.us
Phone: 505-827-0171
 
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ)
ODEQ Brownfields Webpage
Brownfields - Hazardous Substances, Pollutants & Contaminants
Ms. Aron Samwel
Phone:  405-702-5123
 
Oklahoma Corporation Commission (ODEQ)
OCC Brownfields Webpage
Mr. Jeff Myers
Email:  j.myers@occemail.com
Phone:  405-522-2764
 
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
TCEQ Brownfields Webpage
Brownfields – Hazardous Substances, Contaminants, Pollutants AND Petroleum
TCEQ TBA Coordinator
Email:  brnflds@tceq.texas.gov
Phone:  512-239-2200
 

Absentee Shawnee Tribes

Cherokee Nation for ITEC Consortium