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Brownfields Program

Rebecca Cook, Team Leader
(505) 827-0171

Jennifer Muus
(505) 827-2242

Savannah Richards
(505) 827-3253

Upcoming Brownfields Conferences and Training Events

EPA Region 6 Brownfields Conference

June 12 – June 14, 2018

EPA Conference Center, Addison, Texas

To register, send email to: Sterrett.karen@epa.gov with organization name, your name, and phone number.


Oklahoma Brownfields Conference

September 26 – 28, 2018

Skirvin Hilton Hotel
1 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

www.oklahomabrownfields.com

Brownfields Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities will be posted as they are announced.

Brownfields Job Training

The Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) received an EPA Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant in 2017. This grant provides the funding for SFCC to offer training to unemployed or underemployed people who want to work in the environmental industry.

For more information, please visit: https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/environmental-job-training/.

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.

NMED can assist your community with its brownfield redevelopment project.

Luna Lodge on Route 66, Albuquerque. Remediation completed in 2012.

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, $17 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

Quick Contact:

Harold Runnels Building
1190 Saint Francis Drive
PO Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Tel: (505) 827-2900
Fax:(505) 827-2965

Harold L. Runnels Building // 1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite N4050 // Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 // tel (800) 219-6157, (505) 827-2855

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