Targeted Brownfields Assessment Requests in Region 10
About Targeted Brownfields Assessments
A Targeted Brownfields Assessment is an environmental investigation that documents environmental conditions at a property under consideration for redevelopment.
EPA can provide communities and nonprofit organizations with free environmental assessments, cleanup planning, and visioning services for brownfield properties with redevelopment potential.
A Targeted Brownfields Assessment may encompass one or more of the following activities:
- An “all appropriate inquiries” assessment (Phase I), which includes a background and historical investigation and a site inspection;
- A full site assessment (Phase II), including sampling activities to identify areas of contamination and types and concentrations of contaminants; and
- The determination of how much more investigation is needed and/or the evaluation of cleanup or containment options and costs, based on planned uses after redevelopment.
- The Targeted Brownfields Assessment program works closely with your state environmental agency. Our goal is a seamless transition into your state or tribe’s program, if necessary.
- Applicant must show community need and have redevelopment plans for the contaminated property.
- The applicant should apply on behalf of a specific site which it currently owns or can obtain or is “abandoned”.
- Sites where the applicant could be considered a responsible party for the contamination are not eligible for Targeted Brownfields Assessment assistance.
A printable version of this information is also available: Fact Sheet: Region 10 Targeted Brownfields Assessment Program (pdf)
To learn more about how we can help your community reach your revitalization goals in Region 10, contact Molly Vaughan (email@example.com), 907-271-1215.