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Brownfields Site Assessments Program

The TCEQ Brownfields Site Assessment Program offers services such as Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments for local governments and nonprofit organizations during commercial real estate transactions. It promotes revitalization through redevelopment for the benefit of the community.

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 Brownfields Site Assessment (BSA) Program is a partnership between TCEQ, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal, state, and local redevelopment agencies, and stakeholders.  The Brownfields Program facilitates cleanup, transferability, and revitalization of brownfields using regulatory, , and technical assistance tools.  The TCEQ also provides technical advice, education, and project partnering for brownfield redevelopment projects at no cost to eligible parties.

Brownfields Site Assessment Program applicants have included municipalities, school districts, and non-profit organizations.  Redevelopment plans for some of these sites have included a Boys and Girls Club, low income housing, a homeless shelter, fire stations, a municipal water tower, and park land.

Benefits of cleaning up a site through the Brownfields Site Assessment Program
Learn how The TCEQ can benefit your site and community through the Brownfields Program, along with tools and groups available for technical and financial assistance.

Eligibility and Application Process
Eligibility requirements and forms needed for the Brownfields Site Assessment Program such as the application and access agreement, rules, and guidance.

See what the Brownfields Site Assessment Program can do for you!
Examples of successful redevelopment and revitalization of sites and communities.

Featured Events and Resources
Upcoming workshops and outreach events, related resources and reference material, and TCEQ Brownfields Site Assessment Program site list as of the end of each quarter of the state fiscal year.

Sign up for email updates from the TCEQ Brownfields Site Assessment Program

Brownfields Contact Information

For more information contact the TCEQ Brownfields Site Assessment Program by email at 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 or 214-665-3172.

Required use of SW-846 Method 5035

New Information

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.