1999 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Buzan.Joianne@epamail.epa.gov
Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 11:07:34 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: EPA's Brownfields Definition

This is in response to Peter Strauss' message regarding his conversation with
Kristen Yount:

EPA defines brownfields as abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and
commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by
real or
perceived environmental contamination.  The guidelines for Brownfields
Assessment Demonstration Pilots specifically state that funds may not be used
for activities at any sites listed or proposed to be listed on the NPL or any
areas undergoing a RCRA corrective action.  Brownfields assessment pilot funds
may not be used for assessment, identification, characterization, or cleanup
planning at sites contaminated by petroleum products.  Therefore, under EPA's
Brownfields guidelines, sites that are listed or proposed to be listed on the
NPL, those undergoing a RCRA corrective action, and those contaminated
solely by
petroleum products are excluded from EPA's definition of brownfields.

I wanted to clear up the confusion over EPA's definition because I have been
reading so many different interpretations.

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