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, you may subscribe (and unsubscribe at any time) to our listserv at the bottom of this and every page under "State Information, Email Updates - GovDelivery" or simply click here.
Items of Interest
Save the Dates – Mark Your Calendar and Come Join Us!
On August 10, 11, & 12, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern each day, the Indiana Brownfields Program in partnership with the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University will co-host Practically Speaking: Practical Tools & Approaches for Navigating Brownfields Virtual Workshop Series. This virtual workshop series is free, but registration is required. Please check the KSU TAB event webpage at www.ksutab.org/education/workshops for the latest updates and to register.
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. Please contact the Program to learn how best to help us help you (e.g., U.S. EPA funded TAB Brownfields Inventory Tool per the TAB Program information below).
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 2020 screening levels tables (Tables A-6 and A-7) and are available on the IDEM web page.
Opportunity Zones (OZ)s designated in select communities are tax incentives for private investors that can facilitate brownfield redevelopment. Learn more here.
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 local site inventory assistance through TAB, check out https://www.ksutab.org/login?ref=BIT
The January 27, 2021 Building a Brownfield Inventory Using BiT webinar materials are now available and linked below.
This webinar focused on using the KSU TAB Brownfield Inventory Tool (BiT) to quickly, easily, and conveniently keep track of your brownfield site inventory (e.g., number, location, etc.). The webinar highlighted using BiT with its new features, setting up a Project Area, entering site data, building area maps of the brownfield sites in your community, and using the BiT/ACRES interface to report your U.S. EPA Brownfield grant data (as applicable). Stakeholders that would find this valuable include Local Governments, Coalitions, Nonprofits, and Planners.
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 that involve the Indiana Brownfields Program.
Tax Incentives that could involve but are outside the Indiana Brownfields Program include Opportunity Zones - learn more here.
U.S. EPA Brownfield Guidance Documents available here on our Resources page. Also, the U.S. EPA guidance web portal that provides links to all of U.S. EPA's active guidance documents is now accessible at https://www.epa.gov/guidance. Note that the guidance documents are organized by U.S. EPA Headquarters and Regional offices, e.g., Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) at Headquarters. Most recent documents are listed first. On the Office page, you’ll also see a text box that includes a link to submit a petition for modification or withdrawal of guidance documents.
Meeting with us?
- Downtown Indianapolis Parking & Security Changes
Due to increases in the number of state employees who work at the Indiana Government Center, especially during the legislative session, public parking in the Senate Avenue and Washington Street Government Center garages has been discontinued.
Anyone visiting the Government Center for meetings or conferences will need to seek other parking options. Information about other downtown parking options can be found at: https://www.downtownindy.org/get-around-downtown/park
- Map to Indiana Brownfields Program office