brownfield assessment Articles

  • Environmental Assessment Brownfield Study

    In late 2011, Global was contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank and City of Flint to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with guidelines set for by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 24 CFR Part 58 for the Smith Village Project. Global utilized the HUD recommended format during the preparation of the EA including completion of the Statutory Checklist ...

  • Quality Assurance Guidance for Conducting Brownfields Site Assessments

    Executive Summary Many sites across the nation once used for industrial and commercial purposes are now abandoned or under-used. Some of these sites — often referred to as “Brownfields”— are contaminated; others are perceived or suspected to be contaminated. In 1993, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative to empower States, Tribes, ...

  • Risk assessment and brownfields-determining exposure to site contaminants

    The USEPA’s Brownfields Program was developed to facilitate the rehabilitation of contaminated property for re-development. EPA has set forth criteria that must be met for a revitalized property to be used for residential, commercial or industrial purposes. The main thrust of these criteria is the long-term protection of residents or visitors (including shoppers and business employees). As ...

  • Brownfields: eyesore or opportunity?

    Minute Maid Park, the Downtown Aquarium and the Federal Reserve Bank are all examples of how the City of Houston is cleaning up and reusing local brownfields to create positive impacts on the community through its Brownfields Redevelopment Program. Brownfields are properties where redevelopment is complicated by the presence or perceived presence of environmental contamination. These sites were, ...

  • Proposal Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants

    What Are Brownfields? These guidelines are provided pursuant to Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance # 66.818. The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act (“Brownfields Law” or “the Law”, P.L. 107-118) requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish guidance to assist applicants in preparing proposals for grants to address brownfield sites. This ...

  • Growing confidence in the redevelopment of ‘Brownfield’ land

    Untitled Document Hugh Masters-Williams, a Senior Manager of ENVIRON UK based in Cardiff, explains the process and development benefits. The technical solutions to ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Triad expedites brownfields redevelopment in Fairbanks

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) used Triad in 2006-2007 to assess environmental conditions at a municipal property along the Chena River in Fairbanks, AK. FNSB accelerated the site investigation as part of a brownfields assessment grant received from the U.S. EPA in 2005. Low-level contamination had been identified onsite in past investigations, but its extent and impact on future ...

  • Driving your growth and profits with brownfields

    Brownfields create economic growth while better protecting human health and the environment. Eligible Brownfield properties generally include property that has been or is being used for industrial, commercial, residential, agricultural or public purposes, is contaminated or perceived to be contaminated and/or functionally obsolete and/or blighted.Being a Michigan native, I will use Michigan as a ...

  • TCE Remediation at a Brownfield Site – St. Louis, MO

    Site Summary In June of 1999, the property owner of this former metal container manufacturing facility decided to redevelop theproperty into commercial office space. However, environmental assessment revealed impacted soil andgroundwater with TCE and 1,1,1-TCA, as well as their breakdown products (making it clear that some degree ofbioremediation was already occurring). Redevelopment ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Financing brownfields: EPA state program highlights

    Public financing is often essential for encouraging the assessment and cleanup of brownfields. Without public financing or government-backed financial incentives, many brownfields would remain idle and potentially contaminated. The costs associated with the redevelopment of brownfields include costs associated with demolition, site preparation, and construction. In addition to these costs, ...

  • Brownfield investigation and remediation for a former foundry and dyeworks

    Client: Confidential Location: Manchester, UK   Services: Contaminated Land Site Investigation, Human Health Risk Assessment, Remediation Supervision and Validation, Landfill Tax Exemption Report   Summary: ESI’s site investigation, risk assessment and remediation validation allowed the maximum land ...

  • Brownfields redevelopment; Understanding your environmental responsibilities

    Brownfields are properties that have, or may have, contamination or the stigma of contamination that hinders the reuse of land for new development. The lure to these properties is great – seemingly prime, large tracts of land being sold for relatively inexpensive prices; the vision of unrestricted development; putting residential communities on these lands and reaping a great return. To further ...

  • Brownfield remediation - Urban revitalization requires local groups to learn to identify brownfield sites and understand the liability issues and environmental concerns.

    Brownfields are defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as 'abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.' Vacant industrial sites, gas stations, commercial buildings, and offices all fall under the heading of brownfields. Brownfields can be found in almost ...


  • US EPA’s petroleum brownfields action plan: promoting revitalization and sustainability

    The nation’s approach to assessing, cleaning up, and reusing brownfields has evolved dramatically since the emergence of EPA and state brownfields programs. The cleanup and subsequent redevelopment of brownfields have had significant positive impacts on their surrounding communities, including enhancing local economies, increasing property values, generating new jobs, and creating new commercial, ...

  • Comparison of human exposure pathways in an urban brownfield: Reduced risk from paving roads

    Risk assessments often do not quantify the risk associated with soil inhalation. This pathway generally makes a negligible contribution to the cumulative risk, because soil ingestion is typically the dominant exposure pathway. Conditions in northern or rural centers in Canada characterized by large areas of exposed soil, including unpaved roads, favor the resuspension of soil particles, making ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Case Study - National City Community

    Since 2005, E2 personnel have provided on-call environmental assessment services to the Community Development Commission (CDC) of the City of National City. E2 provided EIR and Report Review, Phase I Environmental Site Investigation, Phase II Site Investigation, remediation services, grant application writing, CEQA/NEPA reviews on behalf of the City’s Planning Department, third-party report ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Case Study - CRALA

    Since 2007, E2 personnel have provided on-call environmental engineering services to the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA). On-call services to date have included Phase I ESA, Phase II Site Investigation, Health Risk Assessment Services, Remediation Feasibility Studies, and Brownfield Area-Wide Inventories. Under this contract E2 has completed multiple Phase I ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • The revival of urban waterfront areas: evaluation of British and Irish experiences

    Owing to the decline of urban ports-related activities, since the post-war period many European waterfront areas have been affected by obsolescence and degradation. Once vibrant seats of activities, flows of goods and people relationships, they have been gradually dismissed and abandoned, sometimes becoming 'no-go-areas'. Overwhelmed by deep structural changes, cities have been forced to face ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rapid phase ii site investigation for a former petrol filling station

    Client: Argyll Environmental Ltd Location: Oxford, UK Services: Contaminated Land Site Investigation, Human Health Risk Assessment, Controlled Waters Risk Assessment, Strategic Advice on Brownfield Land Divestment, Contaminated Land Risk Assessment, Due Diligence, Rapid Site Investigation Summary: ESI provides rapid site ...

  • RCRA and CERCLA Hazardous Waste Sites - case study

    Expert management oversight and support at polluted sites Nationwide The Summary For more than a quarter-century, we provided a wide range of scientific and regulatory expertise on enforcement, permitting and corrective action at some of the nation's most polluted hazardous waste sites. The Client ...


    By AlterEcho

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