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  1. Federal Highway Administration Brownfields, Waste Management, and Recycling

  2. Brownfields, Waste Management and Recycling FHWA Environmental Conference June 2004 Constance M. Hill Office of Naturaland Human Environment

  3. Presentation Overview . Background . USDOT/FHWA Brownfields Policy . New Brownfields Legislation . Brownfields Federal Partnership . FHWA Brownfield Activities . Other Things Going On

  4. Background • Brownfields are abandoned, idle or underutilized industrial and commercial property where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived contamination from hazardous substances

  5. Background (cont.) • Real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. • Less polluted than Superfund sites

  6. USDOT /FHWA Brownfields Policy • In 1998, USDOT revised its long-standing policy that required transportation agencies to avoid contaminated properties • USDOT and FHWA now permit state and local transportation agencies and MPO’s the flexibility to consider brownfields redevelopment in their transportation planning

  7. USDOT Brownfields Policy (Continued) • No separate DOT funding source for brownfields-related transportation projects • State DOT’s may use some of their Federal transportation funding for site clean-up and construction

  8. New Brownfields Legislation • The Brownfields Reform and Small Business Liability Relief Act • Encourage brownfield and redevelopment • Provides liability relief and protection

  9. Brownfields Federal Partnership • Action Agenda • DOT Commitments • FHWA Commitments

  10. FHWA Brownfield Activities • Research • Guidance Development • What’s Next?

  11. Other Things Happening • FHWA Recycling Team • Agency Recycling Policy • Recycled Concrete Aggregate Domestic Scan

  12. Summary • Encourage reuse of brownfields • Meet DOT commitments to Action Agenda • Provide more technical assistance