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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 Brownfields Workshop

August 31, 2017

Tucumcari Convention Center
1500 W. Historic Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401

FREE brownfields workshop being co-hosted by the New Mexico Environment Department, the Eastern Plains Council of Governments, and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University. This workshop is designed to help to help communities gain a better understanding of what a Brownfield is, learn how Brownfield
revitalization can be a part of your community’s economic development strategy, and hear from state and national leaders on funding and resources available to your community.

Registration sign-in and refreshments will begin at 9:00 a.m. The workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Mountain) and lunch will be served.

Cost is free and lunch will be provided,
but registration is requested by August 25, 2017

** Click here to register **


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

Brownfields Funding Opportunities

New funding opportunities will be added as they are announced.

 

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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