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Luna Lodge on Route 66, Albuquerque. Remediated in 2012 

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Ali Furmall
(505) 827-0078

Rebecca Cook
(505) 827-0171

 

Upcoming Brownfields Conferences and Training Events

Brownfields 101 Workshop

May 17, 2016 ~ 9:00 AM to 4 PM MDT

Roswell Convention & Civic Center

912 N. Main St., Roswell

This is free brownfields workshop which is being co-hosted by the City of Roswell, EPA Region 6, NMED Brownfields Program, and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Learn how Brownfield revitalization can be part of your community’s economic development strategy
  • Understand liability and options for addressing blighted properties
  • Access available resources to facilitate redevelopment of Brownfield sites

State and national representatives will be on hand to discuss funding and other   resources available to your community.

Cost is free and lunch will be provided, but registration is requested by May 13.

For more information and to register visit the workshop webpage:

Roswell Brownfields 101


Brownfields 101 Webinar

June 7, 2016 ~ 1:00 to 3:00 PM MDT

This is a free brownfields webinar which is being co-hosted by the City of Anthony, EPA Region 6, the New Mexico Environment Department, and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University. Although all are welcome to register, focus will be on information for the community of Anthony, New Mexico.

To register, go to the webinar webpage at: https://www.ksutab.org/education/webinars/


SAVE THE DATE

August 9, 2016 - Brownfields Workshop for Real Estate Professionals

Santa Fe Community College

This workshop is targeted at real estate professionals, lenders, and developers:

  • Learn the benefits and nuances of utilizing Brownfields funding for redevelopment projects
  • Understand liability and options for addressing blighted properties
  • Access available resources to facilitate redevelopment of Brownfield sites.

More details and registration info will be added soon.

Brownfields Funding Opportunities

Check back for updates on Brownfields funding opportunites.

EPA Brownfields Grant Funding:

https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/types-brownfields-grant-funding

 

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.

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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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