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The responsible redevelopment and productive reuse of brownfields properties are in the best interests of society for a number of environmental, economic, and social reasons.  Accordingly, the public and private sectors should move expeditiously, and in partnership, promote policies and legislation that remove unwarranted obstacles to the cleanup, transfer, and economically feasible reuse of brownfields.

"Brownfields" include properties that are contaminated or perceived to be contaminated.  They may also include properties that are underutilized for various socioeconomic reasons, such as abandonment, obsolescence, tax delinquency, and/or blight.

Stakeholder Participation

The participation of a wide range of stakeholders (owners, developers, transaction support, public sector, and community representatives) regarding brownfields, and in individual brownfield transactions, should be encouraged.

Allocation of Resources:

Resources should be allocated to foster partnerships between the public and private sectors and to encourage the reuse and redevelopment of brownfields consistent with the environmental and socioeconomic needs of the community.

Government Incentives:

All levels of government should offer and appropriately fund, as conditions warrant, a wide range of flexible incentives that promote the investigation, cleanup, transfer, and reuse of brownfields. 

Liability Issues:

The public and private sectors should address the concerns of buyers and sellers regarding liability for site conditions, and "finality" of cleanup decisions, at all levels of government. 

Long-Term Effectiveness of Cleanups:

The public and private sectors should devise workable mechanisms, such as viable institutional controls, to ensure the long-term effectiveness of cleanups.

Risk Assessment and Cleanup Approaches:

All levels of government should investigate, and as appropriate adopt, flexible yet protective and scientifically sound risk assessment and cleanup approaches that are consistent with current and reasonably anticipated land and resource uses.

Educational Outreach:

Opportunities should be provided to stakeholders to educate the public and private sectors regarding brownfield policies and incentives, network with other stakeholders to stimulate brownfield reuse, and encourage dialogue aimed at fostering responsible brownfield reuse that accounts for local needs and concerns.

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Chapter Events

NJSWEP/BCONE Co-Hosted Spring Networking Event

Gigino at Wagner Park -20 Battery Pl, New York, New York - Apr 20, 2017... Cont.

Big Apple Brownfield Awards

New York Law School, 185 W. Broadway, New York, New York - Apr 26, 2017... Cont.

Annual NJDEP Regulatory Update

NJDEP Public Hearing Room at 401 East State St in Trenton NJ, Trenton, New Jersey - Apr 25, 2017... Cont.

Urban land institute 2017 Spring Meeting

Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington - May 2, 2017... Cont.

2017 National Brownfields Conference

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Dec 5, 2017... Cont.

2017 RE3 Conference

Marriot Downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Nov 1, 2017... Cont.

Brownfield Gap Financing Program Informational Session

Sumner Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota - Jan 12, 2017... Cont.

Battelle, 9th International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana - Jan 9, 2017... Cont.

Restore America’s Estuaries, 8th National Summit on Coastal & Estuarine Restoration

New Orleans, Louisiana - Dec 10, 2016... Cont.

A&WMA, Air & Waste Management Assn, Vapor Intrusion, Remediation, and Site Closure Conference

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego, California - Dec 7, 2016... Cont.



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