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Brownfields Submissions Due Jan. 31

CERCLA authorizes the noncompetitive $50 million grant program to establish and enhance state and tribal brownfield response programs. These cooperative agreements are awarded and administered by the EPA regional offices.

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Brownfields Reauthorization Gains Momentum

The reauthorization of the Brownfields program at the Environmental Protection Agency may occur during the 114th Congress, thanks to consistent bipartisan support in the Senate and growing momentum in the House.

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Static Funding For Rural Housing Program

The Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Program would receive about the same funding in FY 2016 that was approved for FY 2015.

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Brownfields Funding Legislation Proposed in Oregon

Oregon had nearly $10 million in its Brownfield Redevelopment Fund in 2005. Today that figure is closer to $600,000, and projects slated for cleanup will take all of that – and a lot more.

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Brownfields Conference Slated for Pennsylvania

A statewide brownfields conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania is set for Oct. 29 - 31 in Allegheny County.

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Brownfield Redevelopment Funding Available in Ohio

Clean Ohio plans to create a more streamlined brownfield incentive program to improve community revitalization efforts and increase jobs.

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NY State Seeks Applicants for Brownfields Project Funds

New York municipalities and community-based groups have until Sept. 27 to apply for funding in the state Office of Communities and Waterfronts' (OCW) Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) program. The BOA provides technical and financial assistance covering up to 90% of the total project costs, to help...

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New York City Seeks Plans to Develop Industrial Sites

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYEDC) seeks proposals to buy and develop for industrial use four vacant and underutilized sites -- two in Brooklyn and one each in the Bronx and Queens.

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Mississippi Seeks Comment on Brownfields Project

Mississippi's Commission on Environmental Quality gives preliminary approval for the City of Ridgeland's application to the state Department of Environmental Quality to remove an underground storage tank. The commission sets a Sept. 7 public comment deadline. The work would be at the Madison Mater...

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EPA Grant to Redevelop WV Brownfields Site

  The Environmental Protection Agency sends $200,000 in brownfields cleanup funds to the Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle (BDC) to remediate hazardous substances at the site of a former Chester, WV pottery plant. EPA officials say the money will help the BDC clean th...

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