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Welcome to the Indiana Brownfields Program. Our mission is to encourage and assist investment in the redevelopment of brownfield properties by helping communities via educational, financial, technical and legal assistance to identify and mitigate environmental barriers that impede local economic growth.
Miscellaneous news and resources:
Read the Brownfields Bulletin Winter 2014 Issue Indiana 2013 Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program co-hosted workshop materials available here State & Local Resources web links listed under the National Brownfields 2013 Conference/Economic Redevelopment Forum/Stakeholder Marketplace/Resources Directory Free assistance with project planning, grant applications, RFPs, contractor selection, etc. Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) low-cost flexible funding still available State Revolving Fund Loan Program Funding: Brownfield Remediation Nonpoint Source Projects Fact Sheet The IDEM Remediation Closure Guide Nonrule Policy Document and Remediation Program Guide (RPG) are effective and are published in the Indiana Register. Tax Incentives A Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Brownfields Redevelopment U.S. EPA Resource on State and Local Government Brownfield Acquisitions Creating Community-Based Brownfields Redevelopment Strategies Guide New U.S. EPA Brownfield Guidance Documents available here Two New U.S. EPA Urban Agriculture Guidance Documents available here New U.S. EPA Report on Petroleum Brownfields U.S. EPA Region 5 Superfund Greener Cleanup Implementation Strategy Check out our Sustainability Initiative Web page
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A former Studebaker facility has been redeveloped into a new transfer/recycling station in South Bend, referred to as Green Tech Recycling (Green Tech). This is a great example of how thinking green for the environment can bring cost savings, new jobs, and community enrichment.
After a long industrial past, the former Studebaker Plant 8 facility sat vacant for 12 years. Mother Earth LLC (Mother Earth) then acquired the property in 2005 and invested $4 million for its demolition, remediation, and redevelopment. The Indiana Brownfields Program provided $45,123 in assessment and remediation grants to Saint Joseph County for the project, and the City of South Bend provided $67,000 in funding from a brownfield assessment grant that it received from the U.S. EPA.