To rehabilitate damaged sites where development is complicated by environmental contamination and to reduce pressure on undeveloped land.
Develop on a site documented as contaminated by means of an ASTM E1903-97 Phase II Environmental Site Assessment or a local voluntary cleanup program. Projects outside the U.S. may use a local equivalent to ASTM E1903-97 Phase II Environmental Site Assessment.
Develop on a site defined as a brownfield by a local, state, tribal or national government agency, whichever is most stringent.
For projects where asbestos is found and remediated also earn this credit. Testing should be done in accordance with EPA Reg 40CFR part 763, when applicable.
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