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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.


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Great Lakes Environmental Remediation and Redevelopment Conference
Join us for lakeside learning… well, almost.  Around the corner and up the way is another educational opportunity that should not be missed!  On October 16-18, 2019, the Great Lakes Environmental Remediation and Redevelopment Conference in Lansing, Michigan, is a first-of-its-kind conference that will provide a unique forum to focus on remediation and redevelopment in the Great Lakes Region. Stakeholders from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5, and the 35 federally recognized Tribes will share perspectives and lessons learned during this comprehensive conference.
The Great Lakes Environmental Remediation and Redevelopment Conference is designed to promote the sharing of knowledge surrounding key issues that confront environmental professionals every day. Five main tracks will engage attendees in topics such as remediation, emerging contaminants, program implementation and performance, redevelopment, and region-wide interest topics. The conference will feature over 50 presentations in five concurrent tracks. Participants will learn about project management methods, successful remedial solutions, and other best practices.   
Save the date and plan to participate!  Detailed information can be found at https:// www.michigan.gov/egle/0,4561,7-135-3308_3333-490862--,00.html


October 18 Webinar: Peering into the Crystal Ball: How the Market Decides Future Use!

EPA's Office of Brownfields & Land Revitalization Real Estate (RE) Development Academy for Communities

1-3pm ET


Increase your understanding of the real estate redevelopment process through the eyes of a developer.


EPA's Office of Brownfields & Land Revitalization Real Estate (RE) Development Academy for Communities
1-3pm ET
Increase your understanding of the real estate redevelopment process through the eyes of a developer.


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 Summer 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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