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December 7, 2018

2019 EPA Grant Guidelines

For those that may be intending to apply for an EPA assessment/cleanup/multipurpose grant for the 2019 grant cycle, the EPA has published their grant guidelines, which can be found at  The deadline for grant applications to the EPA is January 31, 2019.

This is just a reminder that the EPA application requires a letter of support from the state Brownfields Agency be submitted with your application. Please let us know if you are planning to apply and we will be happy to draft a letter of support for your community.

Items to Include in your request to us:

  • Type of grant being applied for
  • Addressee of county official (typically we will address whomever is submitting the grant to EPA)
  • Key projects you intend to highlight in your grant application and if any of those projects are active in the DEQ Brownfields Program

June 21, 2018

Update to Brownfields Environmental Management Plan Complete

The Brownfields Environmental Management Plan (EMP) has been updated. The document is more user-friendly, and provides additional guidance on soil management and post-development reporting requirements. Most sections allow for additional comments to help explain the proposals, and have greater functionality. Notably, the EMP no longer requires that a separate Contingency Plan be attached. Most items traditionally covered in the Contingency Plan will be addressed directly within the EMP itself. Find the new EMP form under Statutes and Guidance. Feedback is always welcome!

December 1, 2016

WSOC News Airs Story On Brownfields

Mecklenburg County is the home of approximately 135 Brownfields Projects of the 409 completed projects completed in North Carolina.  Property Tax incentives for developers and property owners in part, provide encouragement to redevelop these properties and get them back to productive use.  See more about these win-win situations in Charlotte on WSOC’s news story on the Brownfields Program by following the link below.

April 8, 2016

Revised BF Applications

The NC Brownfields Program has released an updated version of our application for entry into the program.  This revision includes an updated affidavit as well as a section to indicate interest in the Redevelopment Now or Ready For Reuse options of the Brownfields Program. 

This new application can be found here.

January 15, 2016 (updated March 24, 2016)

Public meeting planned for draft Enka Partners brownfields agreement

The N.C. Division of Waste Management has scheduled a public meeting for 6-8 p.m. Feb. 4 at Asheville Buncombe Community College to gather peoples' feedback on a proposed brownfields agreement in Asheville. Enka Partners has proposed redeveloping the property that once served as a landfill for recreational purposes, concessions, public restroom facilities, open space, greenways, parking and associated driveways.

To see the full notice of intent to redevelop the brownfields property, click here.

On March 24, 2016, the Division of Waste Management signed the brownfields agreement with Enka Partners. The signed agreement and related documents:

November 3, 2015

EPA Provides Summary of Changes to 2016 Grant Guidance

A summary of changes to the EPA Fiscal Year 2016 Brownfields CERCLA 128(a) Grant Guidance Document can be accessed by clicking here.


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