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Brownfield redevelopment

SS3 | Possible point

Intent

To rehabilitate damaged sites where development is complicated by environmental contamination and to reduce pressure on undeveloped land.

To rehabilitate damaged sites where development is complicated by environmental contamination and to reduce pressure on undeveloped land.

Rehabilitate damaged sites where development is complicated by environmental contamination, reducing pressure on undeveloped land.

Rehabilitate damaged sites where development is complicated by environmental contamination, reducing pressure on undeveloped land.

Rehabilitate damaged sites where development is complicated by environmental contamination, reducing pressure on undeveloped land.

Rehabilitate damaged sites where development is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination, reducing pressure on undeveloped land.

Rehabilitate damaged sites where development is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination, reducing pressure on undeveloped land.

To encourage the cleanup of contaminated lands and developing sites that have been identified as contaminated.

To rehabilitate damaged sites where development is complicated by environmental contamination and to reduce pressure on undeveloped land.

To rehabilitate damaged sites where development is complicated by environmental contamination and to reduce pressure on undeveloped land.

To rehabilitate damaged sites where development is complicated by environmental contamination and to reduce pressure on undeveloped land.

Requirements

To encourage the reuse of land by developing sites that are complicated by environmental contamination, thereby reducing pressure on undeveloped land.

Option 1. Brownfield sites (1 point)

Locate the project on a site, part or all of which is documented as contaminated (by means of an ASTM E1903-97 Phase II Environmental Site Assessment, a local equivalent for projects outside the U.S., a local equivalent for projects outside the U.S, or a local Voluntary Cleanup Program), or on a site defined as a brownfield by a local, state, or national government agency; and remediate site contamination such that the controlling government authority approves the protective measures and/or cleanup as effective, safe, and appropriate for the future use of the site.

OR

Option 2. High-priority redevelopment areas (2 points)

Achieve the requirements in Option 1;

AND

Locate the project in one of the following high-priority redevelopment areas: EPA National Priorities List, Federal Empowerment Zone, Federal Enterprise Community, Federal Renewal Community, Department of Justice Weed and Seed Strategy Community, Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Qualified Low-Income Community (a subset of the New Markets Tax Credit Program), or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Qualified Census Tract (QCT) or Difficult Development Area (DDA), or a local equivalent program administered at the national level for projects outside the United States.

OPTION 1

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.

OR

OPTION 2

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.

Projects can achieve this point only via SS Prerequisite 2: Environmental Site Assessment and remediating site contamination.

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) OR on a site defined as a brownfield by a local, state or federal government agency.

Projects can only obtain this point via SS prerequisite 2, by remediating site contamination.

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) OR on a site defined as a brownfield by a local, state or federal government agency.

Develop on a site documented as contaminated (by means of an ASTM E1903-97 Phase II Environmental Site Assessment) OR on a site classified as a brownfield by a local, state or federal government agency. Effectively remediate site contamination.

Develop on a site classified as a Brownfield and provide remediation as required by EPA’s Sustainable Redevelopment of Brownfields Program requirements.

Option 1. brownfield site (1 point)

At a project site identified as a brownfield or where soil or groundwater contamination has been identified, and the local, state, or national authority (whichever has primacy) requires its remediation, perform remediation to the satisfaction of that authority.

OR

Option 2. high-priority redevelopment area (2 points)

Achieve the requirements in Option 1.

AND

Locate the project in one of the following high-priority redevelopment areas:

  • EPA National Priorities List
  • Federal Empowerment Zone
  • Federal Enterprise Community
  • Federal Renewal Community
  • Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Qualified Low-Income Community (a subset of the New Markets Tax Credit Program)
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Qualified Census Tract (QCT) or Difficult Development Area (DDA)
  • Or a local equivalent program administered at the national level for projects outside the U.S.
OPTION 1

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.

OR

OPTION 2

Develop on a site defined as a brownfield by a local, state, tribal or national government agency, whichever is most stringent.

OPTION 1

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).

OR

OPTION 2

Develop on a site defined as a brownfield by a local, state, or central government agency.

For projects where asbestos is found and remediated also earn this credit. Testing should be done in accordance with EPA Reg 40CFR part 763, (OR) a local, state, or central government agency when applicable.

OR

OPTION 3

Develop on a site where the risk of contamination has been determined via relevant local, state or central contamination risk protocols. Where site contamination was identified, demonstrate that site remediation was completed according to the relevant local, state or central requirements.

OPTION 1

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).

OR

OPTION 2

Develop on a site defined as a brownfield by a local, state, or central government agency.

Projects where asbestos is found and remediated can also earn this credit. Testing should be done in accordance with EPA Reg 40CFR part 763, (OR) a local, state, or central government agency, when applicable.

OR

OPTION 3

Develop on a site where the risk of contamination has been determined via relevant local, state or central contamination risk protocols. Where site contamination was identified, demonstrate that site remediation was completed according to the relevant local, state or central requirements.

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