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According to the EPA, what is a brownfield site?
A "real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant."
According to the NJ state legislature, what is a brownfield site?
"Any former or current commercial or industrial site that is currently vacant or underutilized and on which there has been, or there is suspected to have been, a discharge of contamination."
How many brownfields are there in NJ?
Approximately 13,000
What is the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)?
An Act passed by Congress in 1980 that established the "Superfund site," the National Priorities List (NPL) and funding to clean them up. Clean up has been slow under CERCLA, furthermore, the ACT had the effect of stigmatizing many of the properties.
What is the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act?
An Act passed by Bush in 2002 that provides additional federal funding for local cleanups and allows for some exemptions from liability for small-quantity hazardous and municipal waste generators.
What is the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA)?
An Act passed by NJ government that creates differential cleanup standards for residential and nonresidential end-uses. It offers some incentives for governments to redevelop brownfields (e.g. standard financial assurances re: funding). It also affords streamlining for remediation as an attempt at cost-savings, and created the Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF) administered by the EDA.
What is the New Jersey Urban Redevelopment Act?
Adopted in 1996, this Act targeted reclamation of the state's older cities by promoting creation of strategic-revitalization and neighborhood empowerment plans in "urban aid" districts. This Act also created the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA).
What does the Environmental Opportunity Zone (EOZA) do?
It authorizes municipalities to provide local property tax abatements and exemptions for certain properties.
What is the Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act (BCSRA) of 1998?
An Act that encourages flexibility in the administration of cleanup requirements on a case-by-case basis. Also provides enhanced liability protections and tax relief (in the form of tax reimbursements) for certain properties.
What did McGreevey's Order #38 do?
Focused the DEP and other agencies on brownfields reclamation in "smart growth areas." Established a "Brownfields Development Area" (BDA) initiative to help fast track remediation, and encourages the use of financial and market tools.