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Benefits of TCEQ Brownfields Site Assessment Program

The Brownfields program helps to facilitate the clean-up and redevelopment of contaminated properties to revitalize communities.

Many former industrial properties lie dormant or underutilized due to the liability associated with real or perceived contamination. The TCEQ can assess and help redevelop these brownfield sites at no cost to eligible entities.

Previous applicants to the program include municipalities, economic development corporations, school districts, and non-profit organizations. Successful redevelopment plans include a community center, low income housing, a homeless shelter, mixed use residential/retail/transportation centers, fire stations, a municipal water tower, and park land.

Brownfields Site Assessment Services

  • Environmental site assessments (phase I and II)
  • Small-scale site investigations
  • Technical oversight for brownfields projects with Brownfield grants from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The TCEQ will assess eligible sites and accept applications as resources are available. For more information on funding availability and site assessments please contact the Brownfields Site Assessment Program.

Technical Assistance to Local Governments for Brownfields Redevelopment

The TCEQ offers technical advice and education, through its partnership with the EPA, for some brownfields redevelopment projects where local government is supporting or playing a key role. This includes partnering with stakeholders and other state agencies.

Special Targeted Site Assessment Assistance

EPA also assists local governments and nonprofits with site assessments and technical services using existing federal Superfund assessment and investigation funds. Visit EPA Region 6 Brownfields Program for more information.

Related Items

Brownfields Site Assessment Program

Innocent Owner/Operator Program

Voluntary Cleanup Program