Tag: brownfields


BUILD Act: Changes to the CERCLA Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Liability Defense

The 2018 Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act was enacted by the United States Congress on March 23, 2018 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.  The BUILD Act ( page 705 of the Appropriations Act) more than doubles funding for the EPA Brownfield Program, authorizing the appropriation of up to […]


FY 2018 Brownfield Assessment Grants

On September 19, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2018 guidelines for brownfield grant applicants to apply for a portion of the $50 million available for 2018 grant funding.  Brownfields are defined as “a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a […]


5 EPA Brownfield Grants to 4 KY Projects

According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) news release dated May 31, 2017, EPA has approved five grants for projects in four Kentucky communities to be used for brownfield assessments and cleanups. The grants total $900,000 and will be used to assist the communities develop vacant or underutilized Brownfield properties and to encourage […]


2014 Brownfield Grants Issued

Last week, the EPA announced this year’s recipients of Brownfield Investment Grants for 171 communities nationwide.  These Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) grants provide money to assess and clean-up abandoned industrial and commercial properties.  Of the $67 million awarded this year, $23.5 million will be directed towards communities impacted by power plant […]


We Confess! We are the “Consultant”!

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection just published an article in their “Naturally Connected Newsletter. “First Property Purchase under new Land Reuse and Redevelopment Provisions”.  This article describes a project we are VERY proud of.  Karen Thompson of SMG was the consultant to Ruggles Sign Company and was instrumental in helping develop a plan to use […]