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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:12:14 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] "Brownfield 'land banks' a step closer in [Connecticut]"
Brownfield ‘land banks’ a step closer in CT

Hartford Business (CT)
June 19, 2017

A second attempt in one year at encouraging municipalities to hasten cleanup of Connecticut's inventory of contaminated commercial-industrial properties is expected to draw the governor's signature this time around.

A year ago, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed the predecessor to this year's measure — House Bill 7229 — allowing for the establishment of local nonprofit land banks that would collaborate with cities and towns to acquire, remediate and redevelop some of the hundreds of contaminated, or "brownfield,'' sites in the state, supporters say.
The land banks would also be eligible for state incentives, including grants, as well as legal protections that make it more palatable to develop risky soils.

Ann M. Catino, a Hartford environmental and land-use attorney who co-chairs the legislature's Brownfield Working Group, said the bill, which she and others expect Malloy's signature on soon, provides municipalities greater flexibility in cleaning and redeveloping brownfield sites.


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Lenny Siegel
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