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How to Apply for Entry

There are four tracks that prospective developer can choose when applying for a Brownfields Agreement. They are: Standard, Redevelopment Now, Ready for Reuse (Standard) and Ready for Reuse (Redevelopment Now). Application forms for each track differ, so please use the information below specific to each track to determine the correct forms needed.

For information on the Brownfields Program application process, see step-by-step instructions. To apply with a property for entry into the program, download an application and accompanying forms/documents based on the track descriptions below. Fee information is available based on the track you choose to apply for a Brownfields Agreement.

Standard Track

Standard Track

Documents to apply for the Standard Track:

To Open: Choose 'Read Only' EVERY time. (Even though the file is designated 'Read Only', you will be able to edit and save your form field information as described below.) To Save Edits: 'Save As' a new filename EVERY time.

Send Completed Application to:
     N.C. Brownfields Program
     Attn: BPA
     Mail Service Center 1646
     Raleigh, NC 27699-1646

Process Flow Chart - Good reference to understand the process, both what DEQ does with your application and what you will need to do later.

Program Guidelines and Issue Resolutions - The program's guidance document that shows program policy guidance regarding common issues of many sites.

Other guidance documents you will need at a later stage of the process are on our Guidance Documents page. Links on the Tax Incentive FAQ page show the tax benefits of obtaining a brownfields agreement.

Redevelopment Now

Redevelopment Now

The Redevelopment Now Option for Expediting High-Value, High-Public Benefit Projects

The Brownfields Program has been exceedingly popular and has had very high demand for brownfields agreements. With such high demand yet a fixed level of federal funding available for staffing project managers, there as has been an increasingly large work load on the project managers resulting in a lengthening of the time to obtain brownfields agreement. The Program recognizes that reducing the time to obtain a brownfields agreement also reduces the time-value-of-money costs for the developer. In response, the Program has been developing a pilot program known as the “Redevelopment Now Option.”

Under this option the Program uses a significantly higher fee to hire project managers that have just three or so projects, so that they can respond throughout the brownfields agreement process on a zero-queue basis. The fee for this option is $30,000, instead of the standard $8,000. The increased fee pays for the nearly project-specific project manager as well as additional Program attorney resources for the Program to avoid legal bottlenecks in the negotiation and production of final brownfields agreements. Project that choose this option are taken from eligibility to a final product bypassing the normal project queue along the way. As a result, developers have saved significant financing costs and/or have met tight deadlines required for project financing. 

Acceptance into this  option is assured if there are few enough projects in the Program at the time of application to maintain zero queue response for existing Redevelopment Now pilot projects. The prospective developer interested must sign a Redevelopment Now Fee Consent Document (go to How To Apply to download the form) and provide a $30,000 fee payment (in lieu of, not in addition to, the regular $8,000 fee). Upon receipt of the fee check and the signed Consent Document, the Program will assess the project for brownfields eligibility in an expedited manner. 

Documents to apply for the Redevelopment Now (RN) Track:

To Open: Choose 'Read Only' EVERY time. (Even though the file is designated 'Read Only', you will be able to edit and save your form field information as described below.) To Save Edits: 'Save As' a new filename EVERY time.

Send Completed Application to:
     N.C. Brownfields Program
     Attn: BPA
     Mail Service Center 1646
     Raleigh, NC 27699-1646

Process Flow Chart - Good reference to understand the process, both what DEQ does with your application and what you will need to do later.

Program Guidelines and Issue Resolutions - The program's guidance document that shows program policy guidance regarding common issues of many sites.

Other guidance documents you will need at a later stage of the process are on our Guidance Documents page. Links on the Tax Incentive FAQ page show the tax benefits of obtaining a brownfields agreement.

Ready for Reuse (RfR) (Standard Track)

Ready for Reuse (RfR) (Standard Track)

Documents to apply for the Ready for Reuse (RfR) (Standard Track):

To Open: Choose 'Read Only' EVERY time. (Even though the file is designated 'Read Only', you will be able to edit and save your form field information as described below.) To Save Edits: 'Save As' a new filename EVERY time.

Send Completed Application to:
     N.C. Brownfields Program
     Attn: BPA
     Mail Service Center 1646
     Raleigh, NC 27699-1646

Process Flow Chart - Good reference to understand the process, both what DEQ does with your application and what you will need to do later.

Program Guidelines and Issue Resolutions - The program's guidance document that shows program policy guidance regarding common issues of many sites.

Other guidance documents you will need at a later stage of the process are on our Guidance Documents page. Links on the Tax Incentive FAQ page show the tax benefits of obtaining a brownfields agreement.

Ready for Reuse (RfR) (RN Track):

Ready for Reuse (RfR) (RN Track):

Documents to apply for the Ready for Reuse (RfR) (RN Track):

To Open: Choose 'Read Only' EVERY time. (Even though the file is designated 'Read Only', you will be able to edit and save your form field information as described below.) To Save Edits: 'Save As' a new filename EVERY time.

Send Completed Application to:
     N.C. Brownfields Program
     Attn: BPA
     Mail Service Center 1646
     Raleigh, NC 27699-1646

Process Flow Chart - Good reference to understand the process, both what DEQ does with your application and what you will need to do later.

Program Guidelines and Issue Resolutions - The program's guidance document that shows program policy guidance regarding common issues of many sites.

Other guidance documents you will need at a later stage of the process are on our Guidance Documents page. Links on the Tax Incentive FAQ page show the tax benefits of obtaining a brownfields agreement.