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Brownfields Program

Environmental Protection. Economic Stewardship

Indiana Brownfields Program

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 bottom of this page.


Items of Interest

SAVE THE DATES! The TAB/BSU/IBP co-hosted Annual Brownfields Workshops will be held in Downtown Indianapolis at the Indiana State Library from 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 6 & 7.  Feel free to attend one or both days. August 6 will focus on successful urban community projects, and August 7 will focus on successful rural community projects in Indiana. 

Agendas and Registration information will be forthcoming at https://www.ksutab.org/education/workshops/details?id=365 and/or at https://www.bsu.edu/academics/centersandinstitutes/indiana-communities-institute.


The 2019 National Brownfields Training Conference will be held on December 11-13 in Los Angeles, California. Offered every two years, this conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties. U.S. EPA cosponsors this event with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). For more information, check out the 2019 National Brownfields Training Conference web site at: https://brownfields2019.org/

Site Solicitation for Financial Assistance
The Indiana Brownfields Program (Program) continues to seek sites to evaluate for financial assistance as applicable/appropriate/available.  For long-term planning purposes, the Program is interested in learning of brownfield sites in your community that need assessment and/or remediation of hazardous substances and/or petroleum contamination.


Read the  Brownfields Bulletin Winter 2019 Issue


The IDEM Remediation Closure Guide Nonrule Policy Document and Remediation Program Guide (RPG) https://www.in.gov/idem/cleanups/2329.htm
are effective and are published in the Indiana Register.


The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) updated the 2016 screening levels tables (Tables A-6 and A-7) and are available on the IDEM web page.

Opportunity Zones:

U.S. EPA Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance grant to Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA).

The CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance program provides support to brownfields communities.
For more information, see http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/pdfs/FY14-K6-Fact-Sheet_CDFA_FINAL.pdf


U.S. EPA-funded Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program

for Free assistance with project planning, grant applications, RFPs, contractor selection, etc.

State Revolving Fund Loan Program Funding: Brownfield Remediation Nonpoint Source Projects Fact Sheet

Eligible projects include the cleanup of brownfield sites contaminated with hazardous substances that impact surface or ground water quality. Integrating a brownfield project with a wastewater infrastructure project lowers the interest rate for a loan by up to 0.5 percent, making available additional funds that can be applied to qualified nonpoint source activities.

Tax Incentives


U.S. EPA Brownfield Guidance Documents available here


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Public Notices

  • City of Fort Wayne- U.S. EPA Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Subgrant funding from the Indiana Brownfields Program for Cleanup at OmniSource, 1610 North Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, Allen County

Comments/questions regarding this notice and the documents linked below should be provided to Michele Oertel of the Indiana Brownfields Program at (317) 234-0235, moertel@ifa.IN.gov, by July 30, 2019.


    • Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA)
    • Remediation Work Plan (RWP)
    • SHPO letters:
      • May 10, 2018:  Indiana Brownfields Program Letter requesting Indiana SHPO review with limited materials regarding Site.
      • June 8, 2018:  Indiana SHPO Letter noting that additional information needed (Remediation Work Plan) to complete its review.  Also provides several technical questions regarding the Site that must be addressed.
      • July 31, 2018:  Indiana Brownfields Program Letter with answers to the questions raised by the Indiana SHPO.
      • August 31, 2018:  Indiana SHPO Letter responding the information provided and notes the RWP still needs to be provided.
      • May 29, 2019:  Indiana SHPO Letter acknowledging the receipt of the RWP (which was hand-delivered).  The SHPO provides its finding/concludes that no historic buildings, structures, or districts or objects listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places are identified on or near the Site to be affected by the remedial activities described in the RWP.
      • May 30, 2019:  U.S. EPA Letter which provides its finding/concurs with the SHPO finding of no historic properties adversely affected.
      • June 28, 2019:  Letter of concurrence from SHPO.