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Welcome to the Indiana Brownfields Program. Our mission is to encourage and assist investment in the redevelopment of brownfield properties by helping communities via educational, financial, technical and legal assistance to identify and mitigate environmental barriers that impede local economic growth. To receive updates regarding our program, subscribe to our listserv through the “Sign Up” widget at the lower left of this page.
Miscellaneous news and resources:
August 20, 2015
WEBINAR: Indiana Brownfields Inventory Initiative
2:00pm-3:30pm Eastern Time
Please REGISTER to participate in this FREE webinar co-hosted by the Indiana Brownfields Program and Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) program.
For more information, contact: Michele Oertel, email@example.com, 317-¬234-¬0235 or Blase Leven, firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-532-0780
August 20, 2015
Webcast: First-Time Brownfields Conference Tips
3:30pm-4:30pm Eastern Time
Check out this fact sheet. To participate in this free webcast, click here and register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3409888291872450817.
Two BSU/TAB/EPA/Indiana Brownfields Program Workshops were held on June 16-17 in Indianapolis.
To access workshop materials, check out https://www.ksutab.org/education/workshops/details?id=166
Pre-Brownfields 2015 National Conference events, September 1, Chicago, IL
• Trainings and Workshops – 9:00am - 4:00pm, Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street – For registration, click here.
• Mobile Workshops – 1:00pm - 4:00pm, departure from Chicago Hilton, 720 South Michigan Avenue – For registration, click here.
• Regional Open Houses to meet with U.S. EPA, state, and local reps – 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street
• Environmental Justice Caucus – 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Chicago Cultural Center www.chicagoculturalcenter.org/ near the Palmer House Hilton – For registration, click here.
State & Local Resources web links listed under the National Brownfields 2013 Conference/Economic Redevelopment Forum/Stakeholder Marketplace/Resources Directory
State Revolving Fund Loan Program Funding: Brownfield Remediation Nonpoint Source Projects Fact Sheet
The IDEM Remediation Closure Guide Nonrule Policy Documentand Remediation Program Guide (RPG) are effective and are published in the Indiana Register.
U.S. EPA Brownfield Guidance Documents available here
Two U.S. EPA Urban Agriculture Guidance Documents available here
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A former Studebaker facility has been redeveloped into a new transfer/recycling station in South Bend, referred to as Green Tech Recycling (Green Tech). This is a great example of how thinking green for the environment can bring cost savings, new jobs, and community enrichment.
After a long industrial past, the former Studebaker Plant 8 facility sat vacant for 12 years. Mother Earth LLC (Mother Earth) then acquired the property in 2005 and invested $4 million for its demolition, remediation, and redevelopment. The Indiana Brownfields Program provided $45,123 in assessment and remediation grants to Saint Joseph County for the project, and the City of South Bend provided $67,000 in funding from a brownfield assessment grant that it received from the U.S. EPA.