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Brownfields
Brownfields Assessment Program
Contact
Amy Landry
Executive Director

125 Manley Rd.
Auburn, ME  04210

Ph: (207) 783-9186
Fx: (207) 783-5211

AVCOG received a Brownfield Assessment Grant to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning and community involvement activities related to potential petroleum and hazardous waste impacted Brownfield Sites in the region.

AVCOG's Brownfield Redevelopment Program helps convert Brownfields from community liabilities into community assets by providing funding and guidance to navigate the environmental process from environmental site assessment (ESA) to cleanup. 

Brownfields is sometimes considered a three-step process. These steps precede redevelopment and identify potential funding sources. Although redevelopment of a Brownfield occurs after site cleanup, plans for reuse are generally produced earlier during the process. 

Phase I ESA - A research report that documents the history and current status of a property and identifies potential environmental concerns.

- Funds available for Phase I investigations through: AVCOG, MDEP/DECD, US EPA 

Phase II ESA - Based on the findings of the Phase I report, a Phase II investigation confirms whether or not contamination is actually present at the site. Typically, soil, paint, asbestos and groundwater samples are collected at the site and analyzed for suspected contaminants. 
 
- Funds available for Phase II investigations through: AVCOG, MDEP/DECD, US EPA 
 
Cleanup/Remediation  - If contamination is found in the samples collected during Phase II investigation, cleanup/remediation may be required to remove the contaminants prior to development.

- Funds available for cleanup/remediation:
  • Cleanup loans to for profits, non-profits or municipalities from MDEP/DECD
  • Cleanup grants to municipalities or non-profits only from MDEP/DECD & US EPA

AVCOG Brownfields Assessment Program Brochure

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