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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.

 

What's New

  • Registration now open for the 1st Annual Southeast Brownfields Conference.  Click here.
  • Sponsor & exhibitor forms now available for 1st Annual Southeast Brownfields Conference.  Click here.

  • Florida Brownfields Association Announces Coalition Partners
    to Eliminate or Reduce $10M VCTC Backlog.  See press release here.
     
  • FBA sends Press Release on VCTC.  Click here for a copy.
     
     

  • 2013 Conference Presentations are now on the website under Events/2013 Presentations.

  • Slides are now available for NALGEP's August 28th Environmental Justice Workshop in East Tampa, Florida.  Click here.

  • Click here for a copy of Michael Goldstein's Presentation entitled "The Conflicting Currents of the Florida Brownfields Program in 2013.

  • The Department has updated the Institutional Controls Program Guidance document (ICPG).  The new guidance can be found (in WORD and PDF formats) on the web page at the link below. 

     http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste
    /categories/brownfields/
    pages/ICR.htm

  • EPA Announces $69.3 Million to Clean Up Contaminated Sites and Revitalize Communities.  Click here to read more.

  • Click here to read the EPA Report:  Siting Renewable Energy on Contaminated Properties:  Addressing Liability Concerns 
  • Florida’s Successful EPA Grants -- Did you know Florida has received in excess of $34.5 million dollars in EPA Brownfield Grant funding. Click here for details.


 

FBA EJ & Public Health Workshop Coming Soon!

 

FBA Environmental Justice & Public Health Workshop in Orlando on Wednesday, August 27th.  Draft agenda can be found here.

Governor Scott signs Brownfield Legislation

June 13, 2014 – The Florida Brownfields Association (FBA) applauds Governor Rick Scott for signing into legislation HB 325.  Click here for the full bill content.

Comment Letter sent to FDEP

FBA’s comments on the proposed revisions to FDEP’s Institutional Controls Procedures Guidance document.  Click here to read in its entirety.

 

Brownfields Renewal Job Board

Brownfield Renewal is proud to partner with the Florida Brownfield Association by providing access and information on current job opportunities at the  Renewal Job Board related to all areas of brownfield redevelopment and particularly  for the Graduates of the EPA Workforce Job Training programs. All job seekers are invited to post their resumes and search opportunities, and all employers are welcome to post job opportunities.  Click on the logo above to access.
 

Comment Letter sent FDEP on Chapter 62-780

Click below to read the comment letter sent on behalf of FBA to the FDEP regarding the proposed Chapter 62-780 rule.  To read the entire proposed rule, see below. 

FBA Comment Letter

EPA Releases Strategy to Protect People’s Health and the Environment in Communities Overburdened by Pollution

Click here for entire article and links.

   

 ** Florida VCTC News/Update **

FDEP has now completed its review and issued determinations on the current round of Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credit ("VCTC") applications.  The applications were submitted in January 2013 for work completed in calendar year 2012.

This year, based on 68 VCTC applications (54 Brownfield and 14 drycleaner site applications), FDEP approved $6.1 million in VCTC awards.  Since 2008, approved VCTC tax credits have averaged about $5.85 million per year, according to FDEP.   
    
The current VCTC backlog stands at approximately $14.7 million (after including this year's $6.1 million).    After July 1, 2013 (the beginning of the new state fiscal year), FDEP issued $5 million in VCTC certificates, and this backlog was reduced to $9.7 million.

 

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