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Indiana Brownfields Program

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.       To receive updates regarding our program, subscribe to our listserv through the “Sign Up” widget at the lower left of this page.

Items of Interest

Miscellaneous news and resources:

The Indiana Finance Authority (Authority) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for environmental consulting services for assessment and remediation activities at hazardous substances and/or petroleum-contaminated sites in Indiana.  Responses to the Authority are due by 12:00 pm (Noon) (E.D.T.) on June 5, 2015. 
Brownfields 2015 National Conference, September 2-4, Chicago
• 2015 National Brownfields Training Conference, cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), will be held at Chicago Hilton on Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Visit the Conference Website for additional information:  http://www.brownfieldsconference.org/
• Brownfields 2015 brochure 
• Community Reception at Chicago’s Field Museum http://www.brownfieldsconference.org/en/activities/community_reception

New U.S. EPA Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance grant to Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA). The CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance program will provide support to brownfields communities.   For more information, see http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/pdfs/FY14-K6-Fact-Sheet_CDFA_FINAL.pdf
  • Read the Brownfields Bulletin Winter 2015 Issue
  • August 2014 Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program co-hosted Brownfield workshop materials available at  https://www.ksutab.org/education/workshops/details?id=117   and at http://cms.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/bbc/training/brownfields
  • 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 Documentand 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
  • U.S. EPA Brownfield Guidance Documents available here
  • Two U.S. EPA Urban Agriculture Guidance Documents available here
  • 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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    Public Notices

    City of Richmond – Proposed Federal Loan Funding for Cleanup at the  Former Carpenter Bus Manufacturing Site located at 1100 Industries Road, Richmond, Wayne County

    • Remediation Work Plan (RWP)

    • Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA)

    • Program Request Letter for National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 Review dated 2-10-14

    • SHPO Response Letter to Request for NHPA Section 106 Review dated 3-6-14  

    • U.S. EPA Letter providing a finding dated 3-13-14
     
    • SHPO Letter providing final clearance dated 4-4-14
     
    • Administrative Record Index

    Project Highlights

    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.