Brownfields in EPA Region 1
The EPA's Brownfields program has been investing in communities across New England since the program began in 1994. Review state-by-state summaries of program investments as well as detailed funding history information.
This page has regional information. For general information about the Brownfields Program, visit www.epa.gov/brownfields.
Targeted Brownfields Assessments
Subtitle A of the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act authorizes EPA to establish a program to perform Targeted Brownfields Assessments such as Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments at properties within Region 1 at no cost to local governments, quasi-governmental agencies and tribes. Information gathered from Targeted Brownfields Assessments gives local governments and prospective purchasers a better understanding of potential contamination issues at brownfields in their communities. EPA will characterize a brownfield to determine the nature and extent of the contamination. Results are provided to the community to assist them in redevelopment planning.
Region 1 Contact
Katy Deng (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EPA Targeted Brownfields Assessment Program Lead
Technical Assistance to Brownfields
The Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program provides free assistance to communities and stakeholders. Program providers serve as independent resources and can provide expert technical assistance and guidance for parties interested in acquiring, assessing, cleaning up and redeveloping brownfield properties. In Region 1, the University of Connecticut offers free technical assistance and training program services to EPA Brownfields Grant recipients and those seeking Brownfields Grants in New England.
- General Brownfields Grant Guidance
- Grantee Forms and Assessment, Cleanup, and Redevelopment Exchange System (ACRES)
- Program Information for Brownfields and Land Revitalization in New England
Find out how EPA Brownfields Grant recipients are transforming properties across Region 1 to improve and protect the environment, boost the local economy and enhance communities now and for years to come.
EPA Region 1 and its contractors created this workbook (pdf) (6.4 MB) to help local governments and others evaluate contaminated properties for potential reuse. See also this key companion Revitalization Handbook (pdf) (3.5 MB), which summarizes the federal statutory provisions and EPA’s cleanup enforcement documents that address the potential liability concerns of parties involved in the cleanup and revitalization of contaminated sites.