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, create financial and regulatory incentives to encourage voluntary cleanup and redevelopment of sites, and derive appropriate cleanup target levels. Additionally, the act provides a process for obtaining a "No Further Action" letter using risk-based corrective action principles along with the opportunity for environmental equity and justice. Please view the Memorandum of Agreement between the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Region 4 for complete information.
For each new job created by an eligible business on or abutting a site with a Brownfield Site Rehabilitation Agreement (BSRA).
This bonus is available to any eligible company, including those that do not fall under one of the targeted industries.
This incentive is approved by Florida Commerce (formerly the Department of Economic Opportunity [DEO]). To apply, please contact Maureen Smith by email or phone at 850-245-7227.
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 BSRA.
The completion of the following two DOR applications is necessary to apply:
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.
Other Florida Brownfields Program Resources:
With the goal of better understanding the impacts of federal funding on communities through brownfields redevelopment, DEP utilized U.S. EPA CERCLA 128(a) grant funds to initiate a collaboration with the Center for Brownfields Research and Redevelopment at the University of South Florida. This ongoing partnership resulted in the development of the Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Atlas, an online geospatial tool that can be used to evaluate social, economic and environmental metrics in the areas surrounding Brownfields.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.