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Michelle Hunter
(505) 827-2242

Ali Furmall
(505) 827-0078

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Oklahoma Brownfields Conference
    November 5 - 6 ~ Tulsa, Oklahoma

    The Oklahoma Brownfields Conference 2014 brings realtors, developers, attorneys, architects, remediation specialists, engineers, and government agencies together to hear from industry leaders about the economic, social, and environmental impact of Brownfields redevelopment. This event has become a very exciting time for public and private partners to share ideas and accomplishments from across the region and is known for setting standards nationwide. Some of the topics that will be highlighted at this year’s conference are:

    • Brownfields & LEED certification
    • Infill and Brownfield Redevelopments
    • Landfill Redevelopment
    • Bringing Commercial Banks on board for Brownfield Financing
    • Environmental Insurance & Who Needs It
    • Holistic Approaches to Brownfield Redevelopment


    This year’s conference will be held November 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. More information can be found here: http://www.oklahomabrownfields.com/

 

LunaLodgeA brownfield is a property whose redevelopment is complicated by the presence of contamination or perceived contamination. It could be an old gas station, vacant motel, former industrial site, an abandoned dump, etc.  

Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties can restore the environment, reduce health risks, eliminate blight, revitalize downtowns, create jobs, increase local tax bases, and create a sense of community pride.


Luna Lodge on Route 66, Albuquerque. Remediated in 2012.

NMED can assist your community with its brownfield redevelopment project.




Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA)

NMED offers free environmental evaluations of brownfield properties. Services include:

  • Phase I site assessments
  • Cleanup planning
  • Environmental investigations
    (sampling and analysis)
  • Remediation cost estimates
  • Asbestos and lead paint surveys
 

 

Local government units, tribal governments, quasi-public entities (such as community development organizations), and non-profit entities are eligible to request a TBA.

NMED considers the following criteria in prioritizing requests: feasibility of property redevelopment or reuse, potential economic/environmental/health benefits to the community, project timetable, and availability of funding.

EPA Region 6 also provides TBA services in the event that NMED cannot currently accommodate your request.


Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund

It is usually easier to find funding for redevelopment of a site than for cleanup. NMED offers low-interest loans with favorable terms that can be used for remediating contamination at an eligible brownfield site. The funds may also be used for asbestos removal or abatement. The availability of cleanup funding can leverage the other funding needed – on average, $18 for every dollar of brownfields funding.

Contact us to discuss the eligibility of your project and the application process.

Application forms:

 

Technical Assistance

Brownfield redevelopment requires community planning, environmental expertise, public and private partners, and familiarity with a myriad of potential sources of assistance. NMED can help you connect to the resources you need to make your project a Brownfields success story.

Assistance is also available through EPA’s Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program.
 

Voluntary Remediation Program

Participants who successfully complete the VRP receive site closure documentation from NMED and liability protection for lenders and future purchasers.

 

BROWNFIELD RESOURCES

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