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Brownfields in Region 8
What are Brownfields?
Brownfields are real property, the expansion, redevelopment or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant. Region 8's Brownfields program provides funds and technical assistance to states, tribes, communities, and other stakeholders to assess, clean up and redevelop brownfields properties in the Rocky Mountain region, making it easier for such lands to become vital, functioning parts of their communities. On this site, you can find information about Brownfields grants, program contacts and more.
Brownfields Program Benefits
The Region 8 Brownfields program has created many benefits for local communities across Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming, as highlighted below (results as of September 2013). For additional details, view the summary of EPA Brownfields Program Benefits (PDF)(1 pg, 269 K, About PDF).
- Properties assessed: 1,846
- Cleanups completed: 129
- Acres made ready for reuse: 3,341
- Dollars leveraged: $1,319,562,537
- Jobs leveraged: 4,570
News and Highlights
Upcoming Brownfields workshops:
April 24, 2014, Gypsum, Colorado
The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG) and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University invite you to attend an upcoming workshop about brownfields redevelopment and resources. Registration is free and lunch will be provided, so mark your calendars and plan to attend! Working agenda and registration information are found on the conference Web page.
Economic Development and Revitalization through Brownfields
May 15, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University invite you to attend “Economic Development & Revitalization through Brownfields,” a full day workshop being held on May 15, 2014 in Salt Lake City. The workshop is designed to assist communities dealing with brownfields related issues and/or those wishing to learn more about the brownfields process. Registration is free and lunch will be provided, so mark your calendars and plan to attend! For workshop agenda and to register, please visit the conference Web page.
May 19, 2014, Dubois, Wyoming
The Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University will be conducting a workshop on May 19, 2014 in Dubois, Wyoming to discuss brownfields related issues specific to Wyoming. Stay tuned for more information and look for an update on the TAB’s workshop web page.
The Spring Edition of the WBWire features grant solicitations you won’t want to miss, available free technical assistance for brownfield projects in your region, and updates on ongoing projects across the West.