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SABR provides outreach and technical training to environmental professionals and communities involved in brownfield revitalization. Through its Site Assistance and Brownfield Revitalization section, the division provides technical review and assistance to the Clean Ohio Fund and JobsOhio Revitalization Fund. SABR also serves as the contact for brownfields or contaminated sites not yet in any cleanup program [e.g.: Voluntary Action Program, Remedial Response Program, Superfund, RCRA - Corrective Action and Closure].
In conjunction with the districts, SABR:
For information on how to get funding or technical assistance for cleaning up a brownfield property, visit DERR's Grant-Funded Brownfield Assistance web page.
For information on how to set up a brownfield funding workshop in your region, visit DERR's State and Federal Brownfield Redevelopment Resources web page.
A ‘brownfield’ is an abandoned, idled or under-used industrial, commercial or institutional property where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by known or potential releases of hazardous substances or petroleum.
Many developers and other investors are interested in identifying brownfield properties in certain locations that they may want to redevelop. This may be for many reasons: proximity to transportation corridors or other infrastructure; expanding an existing business onto a neighboring brownfield or removing blight so that the area can improve economically. There are also several state, federal and private financial and technical assistance incentives for cleanup brownfield properties.
Ohio EPA receives many calls throughout the year about properties on our brownfield list, known as the Ohio Brownfield Inventory. The Brownfield Inventory serves as a good marketing tool for brownfield owners.
It is free to list your property on Ohio’s Brownfield Inventory and you always have the option to remove the property from our Inventory at any time. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to add your property to this popular and heavily referenced inventory.
Ohio EPA, DERR, SABR
P.O. Box 1049
50 West Town Street, Suite 700
Columbus, OH 43216-1049
For more information, visit DERR's Ohio Brownfield Inventory web page.
For information on brownfield funding for a site in your city or county, visit DERR's Community Brownfield Funding Resources web page.
Below are internet resources that may be helpful
when planning or implementing a green building or sustainable redevelopment
project. The links provided here are not intended to be and are not endorsement
of any service, product, or organization, nor do they necessarily reflect the
vision or goals of Ohio EPA.
This section lists the web sites of government and nonprofit organizations that
address issues relevant to brownfields revitalization. The links provided here
are not intended to be and are not endorsement of any service, product, or
organization, nor do they necessarily reflect the vision or goals of Ohio EPA.
Dredged Material - Make It Your Business!
Each year, 1.5 million cubic yards of material is dredged from the federal navigation channels along Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline. Historically, most of the material dredged from Lake Erie has been placed back into the open waters of the lake. Thanks to the enactment of Senate Bill 1, open-lake disposal will no longer be an option as of July 1, 2020. It’s time to stop wasting dredged material and start using it to help Ohio. For more information, visit the webpage.
Report release of any material that impacts public health or the environment, including chemicals and petroleum products. Be prepared with as much of the following information as possible:
Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization
Phone: (614) 644-2924 ~ Fax: (614) 644-3146 ~ Contact
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049
Street Address: 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215
Report a Spill, Release or Environmental Crime
(800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946
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