What is a Brownfield?
"The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002 defines a 'brownfields site' as "real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous waste substance, pollutant, or contaminant." For more information about our program, please view our flyer here.
Interested In Nominating A Site?
If you know of site that is OR may be contaminated, please download a Site Nomination form here and submit it to James Burdin, regional economic development planner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-994-3500.
Interested In Getting Involved?
Please contact James Burdin, regional economic development planner at email@example.com or 994-3500 to learn about joining our Brownfields Advisory Committee (BAC).
What is the process to cleanup a brownfield property?
Any kind of brownfields cleanup effort begins with the kind of assessments of the property that SRPC is providing. Phase I and Phase II Assessment efforts are followed by re-use planning efforts, a site cleanup, and then by redevelopment. Because there are so many steps to the cleanup and redevelopment process, the process often takes many years and involves many stakeholders and professionals. SRPC's Assessment efforts are intended to catalyze this process by determining what contamination (if any) exists on a site.
Are additional resources needed beyond what SRPC can provide, and, what are those resources?
The SRPC Brownfields Assessment Program program currently only funds assessment and reuse planning prior to any site cleanup efforts. However, funding sources for site cleanup include: US EPA grants, Regional Economic Development Center (REDC) Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund, the NHDES Brownfields Program, and the Capital Region Development Council Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund.
Why would a property owner want to participate in a brownfield program?
Though they may vary, potential benefits to landowners include but may not be limited to the following:
How is the SRPC Brownfields Assessment Program Funded?
SRPC's program is funded by the US EPA. In 2015, SRPC received an award of $400,000 ($200,000 for petroleum sites and $200,000 for all other sites). The award is a 3-year award, providing funding for assessment until fall of 2018.
Our Brownfields Advisory Committee (BAC):
The Brownfields Advisory Committee, made up of members from SRPC's member communities, along with some key organizations is the decision-making body for the program. SRPC staff, along with EPA staff and NHDES staff provide administrative support and guidance. SRPC's Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) provides technical assistance and guidance to the program.
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SRPC Brownfields Flyer [ 05.01.2016]
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
150 Wakefield Street, Suite 12
Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
Tel: (603) 994-3500 Fax: (603)994-3504