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Brownfields Program

Brownfields Redevelopment Act  

The primary goals of the Brownfields Redevelopment Act are to reduce public health and environmental hazards on existing commercial and industrial sites that are abandoned or underused due to these hazards; create financial and regulatory incentives to encourage voluntary cleanup and redevelopment of sites; derive cleanup target levels and a process for obtaining a "No Further Action" letter using Risk-Based Corrective Action principles; and provide the opportunity for environmental equity and justice. Please view the Memorandum of Agreement between the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 4 for complete information.

Brownfields Program Incentives

  • Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credits (VCTC)
    • Partially offsets the cost of site rehabilitation or solid waste removal.
  • Cleanup Liability Protection as Provided Under Florida Statute 376.82
  • Regulatory Framework for Cleanup
    • Risk-Based Corrective Action.
    • Dedicated Staff.
    • Expedited Technical Review.
  • Up to $2,500 Job Bonus Tax Refund
    • For each new job created by an eligible business on or abutting a site with a Brownfield Site Rehabilitation Agreement. 
    • To qualify, the business must be a Qualified Target Industry (QTI) or make an eligible capital investment of at least $2 million, create at least 10 jobs and provide benefits to its employees.
    • This incentive is approved by the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) following application submittal to Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI). To apply, please contact Eric Anderson by email or phone at 407-956-5682. 
  • Refund on Sales and Use Tax Paid on Building Materials  
    • Offered through the Department of Revenue (DOR), this refund applies to building materials used in the construction of a qualified home, affordable housing or mixed-use affordable housing projects built on or abutting a site with a Brownfields Site Rehabilitation Agreement.
    • The completion of the following two DOR applications is necessary to apply:
  • For a list of possible local incentives, read Section 376.84, F.S., and contact your local government.

Brownfield Areas and Sites

Brownfields Site Rehabilitation Agreement (BSRA) Documents

Brownfield Grant Opportunities

  • The Site-Specific Activity (SSA)/Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA) program, which is authorized and funded by CERCLA Section 128(a) under the State and Tribal Response Program (SRP), is designed to help communities — especially those without EPA Brownfields Grants — minimize the uncertainties of contamination often associated with brownfields. SSA/TBA Program
  • EPA’s Brownfields Program provides grants and technical assistance to communities, states, tribes and others to assess, safely clean up and sustainably reuse contaminated properties. EPA Grants Webpage

Other Florida Brownfields Program Resources

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For more information, contact the Brownfields Program Manager at:

Billy Hessman, P.G., Environmental Manager
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Mail Station 4535
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400
Last Modified:
July 19, 2023 - 9:04am

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