The Coalition has expended all EPA funds as of September 2020, and is unable to provide environmental assessments at this time. The Coalition applied for a new round of funding from the EPA. Property owners can submit an environmental assessment application for future consideration (see below).
Do you know of any properties in your neighborhood that are not being used to their full potential? Are you a property owner wondering what resources are available to address environmental issues on your site?
In 2017, the Eugene/Springfield/Lane County Brownfields Coalition received funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help property owners evaluate sites for hazardous substances and petroleum contamination, assess clean-up options and costs, and identify the potential value and market for their property. By providing financial assistance for environmental assessments, the Coalition can help property owners better understand whether there are actual environmental issues on the site, and connect them to tools for cleanup and redevelopment.
What's a Brownfield?
A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Brownfields can have an impact on the livelihood, health, and welfare of a community, but also serve as opportunity sites that can support the development of parks, housing, and businesses. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties increases local tax bases, facilitates job growth, utilizes existing infrastructure, takes development pressures off of undeveloped, open land, and both improves and protects the environment.
Environmental Assessment Opportunity
The Coalition has expended all EPA funds as of September 2020, and is currently unable to provide environmental assessments. The Coalition applied for a new round of funding from the EPA.
Coalition representatives will be reaching out to neighborhoods and community partners to help identify properties in the area that aren't being used to their full potential. Interested in meeting with the Coalition or having us give a presentation? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
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