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.
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:
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
Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Atlas With the goal of better understanding the impacts of federal funding on communities through brownfields redevelopment, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection 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.