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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.

 

VCTC Webinar Now Available

TThe VCTC webinar held November 1, 2017 by FBA in conjunction with FDEP is now available for viewing (click on slide above to access).  Also, the PowerPoint presentation can be seen by clicking here.  If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us.

 

 

Florida's 2017 Annual Brownfields Conference

 

Post Conference

The weather behaved, the renovations at the Vinoy did not hamper us and the Dali was amazing!  Thank you to all the speakers, moderators, sponsors, exhibitors, and of course, the FBA Conference Committee who made the celebration of 20 years of the brownfields program a HUGE success.  The registration list, program and  presentations have been posted to Events/2017 Conference Presentations.  If you need anything further, please let us hear from you.


Environmental Justice and Public Health

The Environmental Justice and Public Health Committee of the Florida Brownfields Association held their Annual Environmental Justice Community Workshop In Cocoa on August 8, 2017.  Presentations were given during the workshop and can be seen 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 2017 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

Grant Recipient Name Grant Type Hazardous Funding Petroleum Funding Job Training Funding Area-Wide Planning Funding
Apalachee Regional Planning Council Assessment $150,000.00 $150,000.00 $0.00 $0.00
DeLand, City of Cleanup $400,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Florida State College at Jacksonville Job Training $0.00 $0.00 $200,000.00 $0.00
Gadsden County Assessment $150,000.00 $150,000.00 $0.00 $0.00
Pensacola, City of Cleanup $200,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Tallahassee, City of Assessment $150,000.00 $150,000.00 $0.00 $0.00
University of South Florida Area-Wide Planning $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $200,000.00

 


 

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