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Indiana Brownfields Program

Welcome to the Indiana Brownfields Program. Our mission is to encourage and assist investment in the redevelopment of brownfield properties by helping communities via educational, financial, technical and legal assistance to identify and mitigate environmental barriers that impede local economic growth.       To receive updates regarding our program, subscribe to our listserv through the “Sign Up” widget at the lower left of this page.

Items of Interest

Miscellaneous news and resources:

Educational opportunities

August 20, 2015
WEBINAR: Indiana Brownfields Inventory Initiative
2:00pm-3:30pm Eastern Time
Please REGISTER to participate in this FREE webinar co-hosted by the Indiana Brownfields Program and Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) program.
For more information, contact: Michele Oertel,, 317-¬234-¬0235 or Blase Leven,, 785-532-0780

August 20, 2015
Webcast: First-Time Brownfields Conference Tips
3:30pm-4:30pm Eastern Time
Check out this fact sheet.  To participate in this free webcast, click here and register:

Two BSU/TAB/EPA/Indiana Brownfields Program Workshops
were held on June 16-17 in Indianapolis.
To access workshop materials, check out

Pre-Brownfields 2015 National Conference events, September 1, Chicago, IL
• Trainings and Workshops – 9:00am - 4:00pm, Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street – For registration, click here.
• Mobile Workshops – 1:00pm - 4:00pm, departure from Chicago Hilton, 720 South Michigan Avenue – For registration, click here.
• Regional Open Houses to meet with U.S. EPA, state, and local reps –  4:00pm - 5:30pm, Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street
• Environmental Justice  Caucus – 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Chicago Cultural Center near the Palmer House Hilton –   For registration, click here.

Brownfields 2015 National Conference, September 2-4, Chicago
• 2015 National Brownfields Training Conference, cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), will be held at Chicago Hilton on Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 
Register now at http://www,
• Brownfields 2015 brochure 
Economic Redevelopment Forum - for free consultation or to showcase your brownfield property.  Sign up for Economic Redevelopment Forum events!
• Community Reception at Chicago’s Field Museum
• Exhibit Hall/Poster Gallery –  Indiana brownfield project posters will be featured.
• Learning Lounges and Educational Sessions ..... and so much more!

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) update the 2015 screening levels tables (Tables A-6 and A-7) available on the IDEM risk-based closure web page at
New U.S. EPA Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance grant to Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA). The CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance program will provide support to brownfields communities.   For more information, see

Read the Brownfields Bulletin Summer 2015 Issue

State & Local Resources web links listed under the National Brownfields 2013 Conference/Economic Redevelopment Forum/Stakeholder Marketplace/Resources Directory 

Free assistance with project planning, grant applications, RFPs, contractor selection, etc.

Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) low-cost flexible funding still available  

State Revolving Fund Loan Program Funding: Brownfield Remediation Nonpoint Source Projects Fact Sheet

The IDEM Remediation Closure Guide Nonrule Policy Documentand Remediation Program Guide (RPG) are effective and are published in the Indiana Register.

Tax Incentives 

A Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Brownfields Redevelopment

U.S. EPA Resource on State and Local Government Brownfield Acquisitions

Creating Community-Based Brownfields Redevelopment Strategies Guide

U.S. EPA Brownfield Guidance Documents available here

Two U.S. EPA Urban Agriculture Guidance Documents available here

U.S. EPA Report on Petroleum Brownfields

U.S. EPA Region 5 Superfund Greener Cleanup Implementation Strategy 

Check out our Sustainability Initiative Web page


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Project Highlights

A former Studebaker facility has been redeveloped into a new transfer/recycling station in South Bend, referred to as Green Tech Recycling (Green Tech). This is a great example of how thinking green for the environment can bring cost savings, new jobs, and community enrichment.

After a long industrial past, the former Studebaker Plant 8 facility sat vacant for 12 years. Mother Earth LLC (Mother Earth) then acquired the property in 2005 and invested $4 million for its demolition, remediation, and redevelopment. The Indiana Brownfields Program provided $45,123 in assessment and remediation grants to Saint Joseph County for the project, and the City of South Bend provided $67,000 in funding from a brownfield assessment grant that it received from the U.S. EPA.