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Ali Furmall
(505) 827-0078

Rebecca Cook
(505) 827-0171

Jennifer Muus
(505) 827-2242

 

Upcoming Brownfields Conferences and Training Events

Free One-Day Brownfields Workshop

Tuesday, April 24, 2017 ~ Las Cruces

The City of Las Cruces, EPA Region 6, the New Mexico Environment Department, NM Economic Development Department and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University are co-hosting a one-day Brownfields Workshop. All are welcome to attend. The workshop focus will be on Brownfields and Economic Development in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County.

April 24, 2018 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bank of the West Building
201 N. Church Street, Las Cruces NM 88001

Attendance is free, but registration is requested by April 20, 2018.

Register HERE


Other upcoming workshops can be found at KSU-TAB's webpage at: https://www.ksutab.org/education/workshops


SAVE THE DATE

EPA REGION 6 BROWNFIELDS CONFERENCE

EPA Conference Center, Addison, Texas

June 12 – June 14, 2018

OKLAHOMA BROWNFIELDS CONFERENCE

Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

September 27 – 28, 2018

 

Brownfields Funding Opportunities

The New Mexico Clean Water State Revolving Fund is accepting applications

March 12 through May 16, 2018

Interest Rates from 0% to 2.375%

Loan Terms up to 30 years 

We fund multiple project types:
Centralized  and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment
Energy and water conservation associated with wastewater facilities
Agricultural Best Management Practices
Habitat Protection and Restoration
Projects that remediate or prevent pollution from landfills, silviculture, resource extraction, and brownfields.

Apply Here

 

A brownfield is a property whose redevelopment is complicated by the presence of contamination or perceived contamination. It could be an old gas station, vacant motel, former industrial site, an abandoned dump, etc.  

Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties can restore the environment, reduce health risks, eliminate blight, revitalize downtowns, create jobs, increase local tax bases, and create a sense of community pride.

LunaLodge

 

Luna Lodge on Route 66, Albuquerque. Remediated in 2012

NMED can assist your community with its brownfield redevelopment project.



Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA)

NMED offers free environmental evaluations of brownfield properties. Services include:

  • Phase I site assessments
  • Cleanup planning
  • Environmental investigations
    (sampling and analysis)
  • Remediation cost estimates
  • Asbestos and lead paint surveys
 

 

Local government units, tribal governments, quasi-public entities (such as community development organizations), and non-profit entities are eligible to request a TBA.

NMED considers the following criteria in prioritizing requests: feasibility of property redevelopment or reuse, potential economic/environmental/health benefits to the community, project timetable, and availability of funding.

EPA Region 6 also provides TBA services in the event that NMED cannot currently accommodate your request.


Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund

It is usually easier to find funding for redevelopment of a site than for cleanup. NMED offers low-interest loans with favorable terms that can be used for remediating contamination at an eligible brownfield site. The funds may also be used for asbestos removal or abatement. The availability of cleanup funding can leverage the other funding needed – on average, $18 for every dollar of brownfields funding.

Contact us to discuss the eligibility of your project and the application process.

Application forms:

 

Technical Assistance

Brownfield redevelopment requires community planning, environmental expertise, public and private partners, and familiarity with a myriad of potential sources of assistance. NMED can help you connect to the resources you need to make your project a Brownfields success story.

Assistance is also available through EPA’s Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program.
 

Voluntary Remediation Program

Participants who successfully complete the VRP receive site closure documentation from NMED and liability protection for lenders and future purchasers.

 

BROWNFIELD RESOURCES

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