Brownfields Site Assessments Program
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.
- See what the Brownfields Revitalization Initiative can do for you! - Read about success stories of revitalizing sites and communities through programs in the Remediation Division, including Brownfields, the Innocent Owner/Operator,and Voluntary Cleanup Programs. Contact us for more information
Information about the TCEQ Brownfields Program
- Benefits of cleaning up YOUR site through the Texas Brownfields Site Assessment- Learn more about how we can socially and economically benefit your site and community through the Texas Brownfields program, along with tools and groups available for technical and financial assistance.
- 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 Christine Whitney at 512/239-0843.