Targeted Brownfield Assessments

A targeted brownfields assessment is an environmental assessment of a brownfields site. A TBA may consist of a phase I site assessment; a phase II site assessment; and/or development of cleanup plans, including cost estimates. Both DEQ and EPA have funding available for TBAs. For an eligible entity, DEQ or EPA has one of their contractors conduct the work.

A site must meet the following qualifications to be considered for a TBA:

  • Be a clear benefit to the community
  • Applicant must not have contributed to the contamination
  • Must meet the definition of a brownfields site

Additional petroleum site requirements:

  • Be of “relatively low-risk” compared with other petroleum only sites in the state
  • Have “no viable responsible party”
  • Be assessed, investigated, or cleaned up by a person not potentially liable for the contamination
  • Not be subject to a corrective action order under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • Not be funded by the leaking underground storage tank trust fund (LUST Trust)

If you are interested in applying for a TBA through DEQ, please contact a brownfields coordinator to discuss site and applicant eligibility. Site and applicant eligibility are determined with the information requested in the DEQ TBA application.

If you are interested in applying for a TBA through the Federal EPA, you must fill out the EPA TBA Application.