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Brownfields Site Assessments Program

Services such as Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments for local governments and nonprofit organizations during commercial real estate transactions.

TCEQ Brownfields Revitalization Initiative: Cleanup of Contaminated Properties to Aid in Transferability and Revitalization

In Texas, many former industrial properties lie dormant or underutilized due to liability associated with real or perceived contamination. These properties are broadly referred to as brownfields. The TCEQ, in close partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal, state, and local redevelopment agencies, and stakeholders, is facilitating cleanup, transferability, and revitalization of brownfields through the development of regulatory, tax, and technical assistance tools. In addition to the specific programs mentioned here, the TCEQ is available at no cost to local governments and will provide technical advice, education, and project partnering for brownfields redevelopment projects.

From 1998 through December 2009, the TCEQ has performed site assessment activities totaling over $1,500,000. BSA Applicants have included a number of municipalities, school districts, and non-profit organizations. Redevelopment plans for some of these sites have included a Boys and Girls Club of America, low income housing, a homeless shelter, fire stations, a municipal water tower, and park land.

Information about the TCEQ Brownfields Program

 

    • Database and Guidance- find eligibility requirements, forms needed for the Brownfields Program, including the application and access agreement, rules and guidance, and get a copy of the Brownfields Database.

 

 

Get more information on the Brownfields Program by sending an email or calling Kristian Livingston at 512-239-2252.

Brownfields Contact Information

For more information contact the TCEQ Brownfields Site Assessment Program Manager by email at brwnflds@tceq.texas.gov or dial the Remediation Division at 512-239-2200 and select option three to have your call directed.

For more information contact the EPA Region 6 Brownfields Program Coordinator Ms. Amber Howard Perry at perry.amber@epa.gov or 214-665-3172.

NEW!

New Information Required use of SW-846 Method 5035

Beginning January 1, 2016, the TCEQ Remediation Division will require the use of United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) SW846 Method 5035A, Purge-and-Trap and Extraction for Volatile Organics in Soil and Waste Samples, as amended, for the collection and preparation of solid samples for volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis using purge-and-trap technology.

The TCEQ Remediation Division guidance on Method 5035 has been updated and is available.