Brownfields

 

Brownfields are “properties where the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant, or the perception of contamination complicates the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of that property.” The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields program is intended to assist communities in improving their economic health and the quality of life of their residents by identifying, assessing, and remediating areas of contamination and returning property to beneficial use.

BEC has written numerous successful grant applications for clients to submit to the EPA and State of Nevada Brownfields programs, including the first Brownfields Job Training Grant awarded in the State of Nevada. Under various Brownfields programs, BEC has performed Environmental Site Assessments, conducted asbestos surveys, prepared Reuse Plans, prepared educational and marketing materials, conducted public outreach, prepared and submitted quarterly progress and final program reports, assembled comprehensive inventories of potential Brownfields sites, evaluated former Brownfields sites for renewable energy potential, assisted in the preparation of new regulatory guidelines for clean-up of methamphetamine contaminated properties, and served on the Advisory Board for a Brownfields Job Training program. BEC has also participated in and made presentations at local, regional, and national Brownfields workshops and conferences.