EPA Region 9 Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA) Application
EPA provides contractor assistance to research historic property uses, conduct environmental sampling, identify cleanup options, and estimate associated cleanup costs at brownfield properties. Eligible applicants can access up to $100,000 worth of technical assistance for eligible properties. All questions in this application must be answered to receive consideration for assistance. Privately owned properties can be assessed under this program as long as they are sponsored by an eligible applicant. EPA accepts applications on a rolling basis.
Important Note to Form Preparer
EPA cannot provide a method to save a partially completed form for later retrieval; the form must be completed in one session. To assist with your planning, a pre-application checklist is provided: Targeted Brownfields Application - Pre-application Checklist(3 pp, 22 K)
Applications must be submitted online to be considered.
EPA’s resources are limited. EPA uses the considerations below to select properties for assistance.
TBA Applicant Considerations
- Minimum Requirements »
Unit of government
Private party sponsored by an eligible applicant
Property must meet definition of a Brownfields site: Real property whose reuse is complicated by real or perceived contamination.
Absence of Liability for Hazardous Substance
Must have permission to access property (including permission to collect samples onsite and in buildings if appropriate)
Access conferred either as property owner or through consent agreement with property owner
Properties not eligible for funding
Cannot be responsible for a release of contamination
Conducted a due diligence review before purchase
Properties listed, or proposed for listing, under the Superfund National Priorities List.
Facilities subject to U.S. EPA unilateral administrative orders, court orders, administrative orders on consent, or judicial consent decrees issued to, or entered into, by parties under CERCLA.
Facilities that are subject to the jurisdiction, custody or control of the United States Government.
Some ineligible properties may be eligible with a “property specific determination.” Contact EPA for more information.
- Priorities for EPA Region 9 TBA Resources »
- Under-served areas, such as Environmental Justice communities, tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and rural communities
- EPA Region 9 Geographic Focus Areas
- Relatively small sites with near-term redevelopment potential
- Project distribution throughout Region 9 geographic area
- Applicants to EPA’s Brownfields competitive grant program whose proposals were not selected for funding
- Project Information »
- TBA deliverables developed are public documents, releasable under the Freedom of Information Act. EPA provides deliverables to the applicant and keeps them on file.
- Deliverables will take 3 to 9+ months to complete based on project complexity and overall workload.
- Applicant agrees to provide EPA with project information and photos when the site is redeveloped, including information on:
- dollars leveraged
- jobs created
- environmental benefits, such as reduction in vehicle miles traveled, water quality improvement, etc.
All questions in this application must be answered to receive consideration for assistance.