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Welcome to the Florida Brownfields Association

The FBA is a non-profit, volunteer, service organization dedicated to advancing the cleanup and redevelopment of Brownfields in Florida.    Brownfields are sites for which their expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by actual or perceived contamination.   Working in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the FBA is a group of environmental stakeholders and professionals who provide Brownfields information, assistance, and redevelopment strategies to communities and the public in the interest of cleaning up and redeveloping contaminated properties and revitalizing areas.

 

Florida's 2017 Annual Brownfields Conference

 

Embracing Florida’s Past, Enhancing Florida’s Future

at the

20th Anniversary of Florida’s Brownfield Program


OCTOBER 1-4, 2017
THE RENAISSANCE VINOY
ST. PETERSBURG, FL

Registration is Open

Registration including signing up for sponsorship and exhibit space is now open on line.  Click here for more details of the celebration of 20 years of the Brownfield program in Florida.

Call for Abstracts

We welcome you to join us for the 2017 Annual Florida Brownfields Conference hosted by the Florida Brownfields Association and its members.  As always, this Conference offers a great opportunity to network and share expertise with a unique group of stakeholders with an interest in Florida Brownfields redevelopment.  Click here for more details on submissions.

FBA EJ Committee Annual Workshop Scheduled

The Environmental Justice and Public Health Committee of the Florida Brownfields Association cordially Invites you to attend our Annual Environmental Justice Community Workshop to be In Cocoa on August 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  at the Cocoa Civic Center located at 430 Delannoy Avenue, Cocoa, Florida In Historic Cocoa Village. The committee is also seeking sponsors for this event . Sponsors will receive the opportunity to exhibit and will also be recognized throughout the event. A minimum of $200 is requested for sponsorship/exhibiting opportunities to help fund the event. A wide variety of Environmental Justice and Public Health Topics will be discussed throughout the day. Please contact  Donna Banks at dbanks@cityofnsb.com or Samia Singleton at ssingleton@cocoafl.org for additional information regarding sponsorships/exhibiting  or  general workshop information. Any remaining sponsorship funds form this event will be utilized for community scholarships to future Environmental Justice Events. We appreciate your support and attendance of this event and we look forward to seeing you in August.

Sponsors/Exhibitors will receive the following :

·         8 ft table and 2 chairs in the Main Conference Area
·         Prominent display on the FBA Website
·         5 minute introduction of your company at the podium during the lunch time
·         Continental Breakfast and Lunch

FBA Legislative Efforts

Florida Brownfield Association held an informative webinar Tuesday, March 28 with updates on the legislative effort this year to increase the VCTC allotment and address the VCTC backlog.  See the presentation here.

Florida Brownfields Program Celebrates its 20th anniversary/FDEP receives record-breaking number of VCTC tax credit applications

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In what is the 20th anniversary of the Florida Brownfields Program, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection ("FDEP") received a record-breaking number of Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credit ("VCTC") applications for voluntary environmental cleanup work performed at Brownfield redevelopment and other eligible sites across Florida.

For the 2016 calendar year, a record 133 VCTC applications were submitted for a total requested amount of $14.8 million dollars.  This extraordinary level of participation demonstrates strong participation in Florida’s Brownfield and VCTC programs.  Based on FDEP's review of the VCTC applications, as of July 2017, absent a change in state funding, the VCTC program would be expected to have a backlog of over $15 million dollars. With annual statutory funding remaining at the $5 million limit, VCTC applicants could face a 3-year wait for VCTC tax credit issuance.

Press Release
 

 

Congratulations to Florida’s 2016 EPA Brownfields Grant Recipients

Florida applicants made an outstanding showing in this highly competitive process.

More information is available at:  https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfields-current-news-and-events

APPLICANT

TYPE

TOTAL

Town of Century

Assessment

$400,000

City of Ormond Beach

Assessment

$400,000

City St. Petersburg

Assessment

$400,000

Palmetto CRA/Edenfield

Cleanup

$200,000

City of West Palm Beach / Henrietta Bridge Farm

Cleanup

$200,000

 

 

TOTAL OF ALL FLORIDA GRANTS

$1,800,000

 To contact the Florida Brownfields Association office, call Becky Buice at 850-402-2954.  Mailing address:  1625 Summit Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tallahassee, FL  32317.

 

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