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BROWNFIELDS: A DEVELOPMENT
GAME CHANGER
Elizabeth Limbrick, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) TAB
Oral Saulters, K...
What is TAB?
2
TAB is a technical
assistance program,
funded by the USEPA,
which is intended to
serve as an
independent re...
Definition
3
What is a Brownfield Site?
 A property whose full use is hindered by fears
of environmental contamination
 ...
Where are Brownfields?
4
Brownfields are:
 Everywhere
 Concentrated in areas of former industrial use
How Did We Get Here:
History of Brownfields
5
Philadelphia Mills
Dobson's Mill, 1884, from History of Philadelphia by Scha...
Why Should I Care About
Brownfields?
6
Brownfields are hidden
assets.
You should be interested
in Brownfield
Redevelopment...
Steps in Brownfields
Redevelopment
7
Yes – I have
brownfield site…
Now What?
What is Typically Involved with
Redeveloping a Brownfield?
8
Redevelopment
Site Preparation
Environmental Remediation
Envi...
What is Typically Involved with
Redeveloping a Brownfield?
9
• Inventory
• Single Site
• Common Types of Sites
• Area-wide...
What is Typically Involved with
Redeveloping a Brownfield?
10
• Evaluating existing environmental conditions, local
market...
What is Typically Involved with
Redeveloping a Brownfield?
11
 Phase I / All Appropriate Inquiry
 Purchase or sale agree...
What is Typically Involved with
Redeveloping a Brownfield?
12
Phase III Remedial Investigation
Quantification: What is the...
What is Typically Involved with
Redeveloping a Brownfield?
13
Implement Remedial Action Work Plan
• Conduct Clean Up
• Ens...
What is Typically Involved with
Redeveloping a Brownfield?
14
Measure of Finality
Remedial Action Report
Documents impleme...
What is Typically Involved with
Redeveloping a Brownfield?
15
Infrastructure Improvements
Site Clearing
Demolition
Permits...
What is Typically Involved with
Redeveloping a Brownfield?
16
Property is occupied and operating as its
planned reuse.
Own...
How much will this Cost?
17
 How much will it cost to investigate and
remediate the site?
 It depends on the level, type...
Example Timeframes Brownfield
Redevelopment
18
Phase I
secure funds
(variable)
RFP (variable)
hire consultant
(variable)
C...
Redevelopment
Planning
Brownfields Inventory Tool
Free & User-friendly
www.ksutab.org/tools
Register
Set up programs
Add site data
Add funding
in...
TAB EZ Grant Writing Tool
21
22
TAB Program Contacts
Blase Leven
TAB Program Coordinator
785.532.0780
baleven@ksu.edu
www.ksutab.org
Sarah Sieloff
Executi...
USEPA K6 Research & Technical
Assistance Grants
24
 Financing / Economic Strategies (including RLF Grantees)- Council of
...
TAB Provider Service Areas
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR):
EPA Regions 2, 4, 9,10
R1
R3
R2
R4
NJ Institute of T...
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Overview of Brownfields

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A presentation by EPA's Technical Assistance to Brownfields Providers at NADO's Annual Training Conference, October 26, 2015

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Overview of Brownfields

  1. 1. BROWNFIELDS: A DEVELOPMENT GAME CHANGER Elizabeth Limbrick, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) TAB Oral Saulters, Kansas State University TAB Sarah Sieloff, Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) Ignacio Dayrit, CCLR Rebecca Otte, New Orleans Regional Planning Commission
  2. 2. What is TAB? 2 TAB is a technical assistance program, funded by the USEPA, which is intended to serve as an independent resource to communities and nonprofits attempting to assess, cleanup and reclaim brownfields. Technical Assistance for Brownfields
  3. 3. Definition 3 What is a Brownfield Site?  A property whose full use is hindered by fears of environmental contamination  Liability / Funding to cover remediation costs  “Real Property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” EPA (Real or perceived contamination)
  4. 4. Where are Brownfields? 4 Brownfields are:  Everywhere  Concentrated in areas of former industrial use
  5. 5. How Did We Get Here: History of Brownfields 5 Philadelphia Mills Dobson's Mill, 1884, from History of Philadelphia by Scharf & Westcott Philadelphia Water Department Historical Collection
  6. 6. Why Should I Care About Brownfields? 6 Brownfields are hidden assets. You should be interested in Brownfield Redevelopment, if you are interested in:  Improving the Environment  Improving the Local Economy  Sustainability
  7. 7. Steps in Brownfields Redevelopment 7 Yes – I have brownfield site… Now What?
  8. 8. What is Typically Involved with Redeveloping a Brownfield? 8 Redevelopment Site Preparation Environmental Remediation Environmental Investigation Acquisition / Site Control Site Identification / Community Involvement / Planning
  9. 9. What is Typically Involved with Redeveloping a Brownfield? 9 • Inventory • Single Site • Common Types of Sites • Area-wide Approach to Sites Site Identification • Analyze community needs and preference to prioritize development strategies • Can be a critical piece of redevelopment • Often ignored by developers Community Involvement
  10. 10. What is Typically Involved with Redeveloping a Brownfield? 10 • Evaluating existing environmental conditions, local market potential, and area infrastructure improvements needed; • Developing strategies for brownfields site cleanup/reuse; • Identifying resources or leveraging opportunities to implement their plans; • With community input. Planning
  11. 11. What is Typically Involved with Redeveloping a Brownfield? 11  Phase I / All Appropriate Inquiry  Purchase or sale agreement  Involuntary acquisition methods  tax foreclosure  eminent domain  Site Access Agreement with option to purchase Acquisition / Site Control
  12. 12. What is Typically Involved with Redeveloping a Brownfield? 12 Phase III Remedial Investigation Quantification: What is the nature and extent of our contamination? How much? Phase II Site Investigation Qualification: Do we have contamination/environmental issues? Yes or No? Phase I Preliminary Assessment What environmental issues could we have? Environmental InvestigationEnvironmental Investigation
  13. 13. What is Typically Involved with Redeveloping a Brownfield? 13 Implement Remedial Action Work Plan • Conduct Clean Up • Ensure Clean Up Was Effective Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) Actions that will be taken to address identified contamination Clean Up (Remediation)
  14. 14. What is Typically Involved with Redeveloping a Brownfield? 14 Measure of Finality Remedial Action Report Documents implementation and effectiveness of Remedial Actions Clean up (Remediation)
  15. 15. What is Typically Involved with Redeveloping a Brownfield? 15 Infrastructure Improvements Site Clearing Demolition Permits / Approvals Site Preparation
  16. 16. What is Typically Involved with Redeveloping a Brownfield? 16 Property is occupied and operating as its planned reuse. Ownership and leasing transactions are finalized Construction Integrated Remediation (cap) Redevelopment
  17. 17. How much will this Cost? 17  How much will it cost to investigate and remediate the site?  It depends on the level, type, amount, and extent of contamination, and cleanup standards.  Phase I $5,000  Phase II $5,000 to well over $100,000  Phase III??? $5,000 - $300,000+  Remediation $20,000 - $1Million+  How long will the cleanup take? It depends on the level, type, amount, and extent of contamination, cleanup standards, and funding.
  18. 18. Example Timeframes Brownfield Redevelopment 18 Phase I secure funds (variable) RFP (variable) hire consultant (variable) Conduct Phase I (See above plus 2 months) Phase II secure funds (variable) RFP (variable) hire consultant (variable) Conduct Phase II (see above plus 2-4 months) Phase III secure funds (variable) RFP (variable) hire consultant (variable) Conduct Phase III (see above plus 2 month to 5 years+) Environmental Remediation secure funds (variable) RFP (variable) hire consultant (variable) Conduct Remediation (see above plus variable (1 month to 2 years+ for easy site))
  19. 19. Redevelopment Planning
  20. 20. Brownfields Inventory Tool Free & User-friendly www.ksutab.org/tools Register Set up programs Add site data Add funding information View/upload docs, pics & maps Create reports Search/Export capabilities
  21. 21. TAB EZ Grant Writing Tool 21
  22. 22. 22
  23. 23. TAB Program Contacts Blase Leven TAB Program Coordinator 785.532.0780 baleven@ksu.edu www.ksutab.org Sarah Sieloff Executive Director 415-398-1080 x 101 sarah.sieloff@cclr.org Ignacio Dayrit Director of Programs 415-728-3848 ignacio.dayrit@cclr.org www.cclr.org Colette Santasieri, PhD Program Director 973-642-4165 santasieri@njit.edu Elizabeth Limbrick, LSRP Project Manager 973-596-5519 Limbrick@njit.edu www.njit.edu/tab EPA Regions 1, 3 EPA Regions 2, 4, 9,10 EPA Regions 5, 6, 7, 8 Oral Saulters TAB Coordinator for R6 States 785-280-0931 osaulter@ksu.edu
  24. 24. USEPA K6 Research & Technical Assistance Grants 24  Financing / Economic Strategies (including RLF Grantees)- Council of Development Finance Agencies http://www.epa.gov/swerosps/bf/pdfs/K6-14-CDFA.htm  Equitable Development and EJ – Groundwork USA http://www.epa.gov/swerosps/bf/pdfs/K6-14-GWUSA.htm  Job Training - Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute, Eastern Iowa Community College http://www.epa.gov/swerosps/bf/pdfs/K6-14-HMTRI.htm  Community Benefits of Brownfields Redevelopment (Research) - Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech – Community Benefits of Brownfields Redevelopment http://www.epa.gov/swerosps/bf/pdfs/K6-14-MIVT.htm
  25. 25. TAB Provider Service Areas Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR): EPA Regions 2, 4, 9,10 R1 R3 R2 R4 NJ Institute of Technology (NJIT): EPA Regions 1, 3 R10 R9 R10 R9 R5R7 R8 R6 Kansas State University (KSU): EPA Regions 5, 6, 7, 8

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