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Benefits of TCEQ Brownfields Program

The Brownfields Site Assessment Program makes guidance and resources available in order to best facilitate the clean-up and redevelopment of eligible properties for the benefit of the community at large.

Brownfields Site Assessments

The Brownfields Site Assessment (BSA) Program primarily performs services such as Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments conducted during commercial real estate transactions for local governments and nonprofit organizations; however, the scope of work can range from filling in data gaps to performing small-scale site investigations.  The BSA Program offers free technical oversight for brownfields projects that have been awarded EPA Subtitle A grants.

The TCEQ performs BSAs for as many eligible sites and l accepts applications as long as resources remain. To increase the chances of your project being funded, you should apply as soon as possible. For more information on funding availability and BSAs, please contact the Brownfields Site Assessment Program.

Technical Assistance to Local Governments for Brownfields Redevelopment

Through its relationship with the EPA, the TCEQ offers technical advice, education, and project partnering (including partnering with other federal and state agencies) for some brownfields-redevelopment projects supported by local governments, or where a local government is playing a key role in the redevelopment.

Special Targeted Site Assessment Assistance to Cities

Through the use of existing federal Superfund assessment and investigation funds, EPA Region 6 offers site assessment and technical assistance services for local governments and nonprofits.  Visit EPA Region 6 Brownfields Program Exit the TCEQ for more information.

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.