NJIT Technical Assistance to Brownfield Communities Program

Key Contacts: State Brownfield Programs within Geographic Zone 1

Region 1

Connecticut

There are three State agencies available to provide Brownfield redevelopment support in Connecticut. They are the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Connecticut Brownfields Redevelopment Authority (CBRA), which is housed within the Connecticut Development Authority (CDA), and the Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development, which is within the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. Contact information for them is a follows:

Cynthia Petruzzello
Vice President, Brownfields Redevelopment
Connecticut Brownfields Redevelopment Authority
Tel: (860) 258-7833
Fax: (860) 721-9147
Cynthia.Petruzzello@ctcda.com
www.ctbrownfields.com
Graham J. Stevens
Brownfields Coordinator
Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT  06106
Tel: (860) 424-4166
Fax: (860) 424-4053
graham.stevens@ct.gov
http://www.ct.gov/deep
Ned Moore
Department of Economic and Community Development
Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development
Tel: (860) 270-8148
Edwin.Moore@ct.gov
Lilia Kieltyka
Community Development Agent
Department of Economic and Community Development
Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: (860) 270-8193
Fax:  860-270-8157


Massachusetts:

The Massachusetts Brownfield Act was passed in 1998. It provided for certain programs and financial incentives. Key contacts associated with these programs are shown below:


Brownfield Information- Mass DEP

Kerry Bowie
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP)
Brownfields Coordinator
Tel: (617) 556-1007
Fax: (617) 292-5530
Kerry.Bowie@state.ma.us


Mass DEP Regional Brownfields Contacts

Northeast Regional Office - Joanne Fagan Tel: (978) 694-3390    Central Regional Office - Diane Belliveau  Tel: (508) 767-2805     Southeast Regional Office - Ellie Grillo Tel: (508) 946-2866  
Western Regional Office - Ben Fish Tel: (413) 755-2285


MA Brownfields Redevelopment Access to Capital Program

Thomas Barry
Massachusetts Business Development Corporation
Tel: (781) 928-1106
tbarry@mass-business.com


MA Brownfields Redevelopment Fund

Mass Development
Tel: (800) 445-8030
jconway@massdevelopment.com


Maine:

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management has the responsibility for administering Maine’s Brownfield Program. Contact information is below:

Nick Hodgkins, Brownfields Program
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management
Tel: (207) 287-4854
Fax: (207) 287-7716
Nick.Hodgkins@maine.gov


New Hampshire:

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services administers the New Hampshire Brownfields Program. Contact information is provided below:

H. Keith DuBois, P.G.
Brownfields Coordinator
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Hazardous Waste Remediation Bureau
Tel: (603) 271-2987
Fax: (603) 271-2181
Keith.DuBois@des.nh.gov


Rhode Island:

Primarily two entities are responsible for Brownfield assistance in Rhode Island. The economic Development Corp provides financing through a revolving loan fund. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), Office of Waste Management is the primary Rhode Island regulatory agency overseeing the investigation and clean up of Brownfield sites. Contacts are listed below:

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Kelly Owens
Brownfild Coordinator
R.I. Department of Environmental Management
Office of Waste Management
Tel: (401) 222-2797 x7108
Fax: (401) 222-3813
kelly.owens@dem.ri.gov

Rhode Island Targeted Brownfields Assessment Program
Cynthia Gianfrancesco
R.I. Department of Environmental Management
Office of Waste Management
Tel: (401) 222-2797
cynthia.gianfrancesco@dem.ri.gov

Rhode Island Revolving Loan Fund
William Parsons
Brownfields Coordinator
Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
Tel: (401) 278-9100 ex 130
bparsons@riedc.com


Vermont:

The Vermont Brownfield program is a collaborative effort between the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (VANR), Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. Also providing certain brownfield assistance programs are Vermont’s eleven Regional Planning Commissions. Contact information is provided below:

Technical Assistance Program

George Desch
Hazardous Sites Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
Tel: (802)241-3491
Fax: (802) 241-3296
george.desch@state.vt.us
Patricia Coppolino
Brownfields Project Manager
Department of Environmental Conservation
Tel: (802) 241-1093
patricia.coppolino@state.vt.us

Brownfield Revitalization Fund

Kiersten Bourgeois
Department of Economic Development
Tel: (802) 828-5220
kiersten.bourgeois.@state.vt.us

Region 2

New Jersey

There are three entities in New Jersey that provide Brownfields programs. They are the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Brownfield Remediation and Reuse Element (BRRE); the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Brownfields Redevelopment Loan Program and the Department of State, Office for Planning Advocacy. Contact information is provided below:

Department of Environmental Protection
Brownfield Remediation and Reuse Element

Timothy Bartle, Chief
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Brownfield Reuse
Brownfield Remediation and Reuse Element
Tel: (609) 292-1251
Timothy.Bartle@dep.state.nj.us


Additional NJDEP BRRE Personnel

North Central/East Region - Anthony Findley, Tel: (609) 292-1388; Anthony.Findley@dep.state.nj.us
Oversees projects in Hudson, Middlesex, and Union Counties, and is the project manager for the Elizabethport (Elizabeth) BDA, the Chrome Waterfront (Carteret) BDA, the Keasby Redevelopment (Woodbridge) BDA, Keyport Waterfront BDA and the North Outerbridge Crossing (Perth Amboy) BDA.

Northeast Region - Stephen Kehayes, Tel: (609) 777-0649 Stephen.Kehayes@dep.state.nj.us
Oversees projects in Essex, Hudson, Monmouth, Mercer, Bergen and Union Counties, and is the project manager for the Lister Avenue (Newark) BDA, the Grand Jersey (Jersey City) BDA, the Route 440 East Corridor (Bayonne) BDA, the South Harrison Waterfront BDA, the Central Valley (Orange & West Orange) BDA, the Passaic Avenue Waterfront (Kearny) BDA, the Monument/Magic Marker (Trenton) BDA, the Assunpink Greenway (Trenton) BDA, the West Lake Avenue (Neptune City) BDA, Downtown District (Lodi) BDA and the Plainfield Central Business District BDA.

Central Region - William Lindner, Tel: (609) 633-1223 William.Lindner@dep.state.nj.us
Oversees projects in Middlesex and Warren Counties, and is the project manager for the Ford Avenue (Milltown) BDA, the Southport (Gloucester City) BDA and the Town Center at Haddon BDA.

Southwest Region – Frank McLaughlin, Tel: (609) 633-8227, Frank.McLaughlin@dep.state.nj.us
Oversees projects in Camden and Passaic Counties, and is the project manager for the North Camden BDA, the Cramer Hill (Camden) BDA, the Pennsauken Waterfront BDA, the Route 73 South (Palmyra) BDA and the Great Falls Historic District (Paterson) BDA.

South Region - Michael Deely, Tel: (609) 633-1332
Michael.Deely@dep.state.nj.us 
Oversees the Salem Industrial District BDA.

Economic Development Authority- Brownfields and Contaminated Site Remediation Program

Paul Ceppi
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
36 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey
Tel: (609) 292 1800
PCeppi@njeda.com

Department of State - Office for Planning Advocacy Brownfields Interagency Task Force

Alan Miller
Brownfields Program Manager
New Jersey Department of State
Business Action Center
Office for Planning Advocacy
Tel: (609) 777 3474
Alan.Miller@sos.state.nj.us


New York

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC); Division of Environmental Remediation (Superfund Program, Brownfield Cleanup Program, Environmental Restoration Program, Voluntary Cleanup Program) provides the primary contact for New York State Brownfields Programs.  The general email is derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

In addition, New York City has an independent office of Environmental Remediation; additional information on this program is included at the end of this section.

The NYSDEC is divided into regions which have local brownfield programs. Contact information is provided below:

Division of Environmental Remediation

Division of Environmental Remediation
Division of Environmental Remediation

Acting Director: Robert Schick
Tel: (518) 402-9706

DEC Region 1 (Counties: Nassau, Suffolk)
SUNY Campus Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Walter Parish
Tel: (631) 444-0240

DEC Region 2 (Counties: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond)
1 Hunter's Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Jane O'Connell / Vadim Brevdo
Tel: (718) 482-4599 / 4928

DEC Region 3 (Counties: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester)
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
Ed Moore
Tel: (845) 256-3137

DEC Region 4 (Counties: Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie)
1150 North Westcott Road
Schenectady, NY 12306
Keith Goertz
Tel: (518) 357-2399

DEC Region 5 (Counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton)
Route 86, PO Box 296
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Russ Huyck
Tel: (518) 897-1242

DEC Region 6 (Counties: Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence)
317 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Peter Taylor
Tel: (315) 785-2511

DEC Region 7 (Counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, Tompkins)
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204-2400
Harry Warner
Tel: (315) 426-7524

DEC Region 8 (Counties: Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Yates)
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414-9519
Bart Putzig
Tel: (585) 226-5349

DEC Region 9 (Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Wyoming)
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203-2999
Greg Sutton / Martin Doster
Tel: (716) 851-7220

New York City Office of Environmental Remediation

The New York City Office of Environmental Remediation was established in response to the initiatives established for Brownfields in PlaNYC, the City’s sustainability blueprint for the 21st century.  The office operates the New York City Brownfield Cleanup Program (NYC BCP) which helps land owners and developers clean up contaminated properties and facilitate redevelopment, with a focus on blighted properties in low-income neighborhoods.  The US EPA has formally recognized the NYC BCP program which enables the City to use Federal brownfield grants for site investigation and cleanup activities. 

OER’s programmatic outreach continues to expand and currently includes:

  • The NYC Brownfield Incentive Grant (BIG) program, which provides over $9 million in City investment in brownfield investigation and cleanup, including grants to Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) groups and to projects that are consistent with BOA plans;
  • The Searchable Property Environmental Electronic Database (SPEED), which is a GIS-based web application designed to facilitate property research and identification of brownfield sites;
  • Access to expert technical assistance;
  • Capacity building workshops;
  • Green job training;
  • Community protection measures; and
  • Commitments to make OER’s involvement in the brownfield cleanup process environmentally sustainable.

         New York City Office of Environmental Remediation
         253 Broadway, 14th Floor
         New York, NY 10007
         Tel: (212) 788-8841
         Director:  Daniel Walsh, Ph.D

Region 3

Delaware

The Delaware Brownfields Program is divided between two government agencies in Delaware. They are the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Delaware Economic Development Office.   DNREC has established the Delaware Hazardous Substances Cleanup Act Advisory Committee that advises DNREC on matters relating to Brownfields legislation, regulation and policy.

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

James M. Poling
Brownfields Administrator
DNREC-SIRS
391 Lukens Dr., New Castle, DE 19720
Tel: (302) 395-2636
Fax : (302) 395-2637
Jim.Poling@state.de.us
http://www.dnrec.state.de.us/dnrec2000/Divisions/AWM/sirb/

Delaware Brownfields HSCA Advisory Committee

Christina Wirtz
Outreach Ombudsman
DNREC-DWHS
391 Lukens Dr., New Castle, DE 19720
Tel: (302) 395-2515
Fax : (302) 395-2637
Christina.Wirtz@state.de.us


Washington DC

The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) maintains a Voluntary Clean up Program (VCP) that provides technical assistance, maintains a database of cleaned properties and VCP clean up activities oversight. The DDOE can be contacted at:

District Department of the Environment (DDOE)
1200 First Street, NE, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Attn:  James Sweeney
Tel : (202) 535-2600
James.Sweeney@dc.gov


Maryland

The Maryland Brownfield Program is a voluntary clean up plan program operated by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and a Brownfields Revitalization Incentive Program (BRIP) administered by the Department of Business and Economic Development. Contact information is provided below:

Maryland Department of the Environment
Voluntary Clean up/Brownfields Division

Jim Metz
Tel : (410) 537-3493

Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
Brownfields Incentive Program

Jim Henry
Tel : (410) 767-6353
jhenry@choosemaryland.org


Pennsylvania

Brownfields redevelopment is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields program. Additional incentives are provided by the Department of Community and Economic Development.

For contact information for DEP’s six regional offices, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on Regional Resources.

For cleanup standards and land recycling program information, contact:

Troy Conrad
Phone 717.783.1566
tconrad@pa.gov


Virginia

The Virginia Brownfields/Land Renewal Program is primarily administered through the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Remediation Programs. Contact information is below:

Department of Environmental Quality
Office of Remediation Programs

J. Meade R. Anderson, CPG
Brownfields Program Manager
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
629 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Tel : (804) 698-4179
j.meade.anderson@deq.virginia.gov


West Virginia

The Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) stems from the Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act of 1997. It is primarily administered by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Office of Environmental Remediation (WVDEP OER). The OER has organized certain Brownfield functions under the Division of Land Restoration. These offices include environmental remediation and special reclamation. Contact information is provided below:

Office of Environmental Remediation

Hickman, Patricia (Program Manager)
WVDEP-OER
131A Peninsula Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Tel.: (304) 238-1220 x 3517
Patricia.A.Hickman@wv.gov

Martin, Don (Assistant Director)
WVDEP- OER
PO Box 38
French Creek, WV 26218
Tel : (304) 926-0499 x1275
Donald.W.Martin@wv.gov

Division of Land Restoration

Ken Ellison, Director
Tel : (304) 926-0455

In addition to assistance provided by the WVDEP and the West Virginia Development Office (WVDO), the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers at Marshall University and West Virginia University as promulgated by the state legislature, also provide Brownfields assistance. Contact information is provided below:

Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University

Patrick Kirby
Program Coordinator
Tel : (304) 293-6984
Patrick.Kirby@mail.wvu.edu

Southern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University

George Carico
Program Coordinator
Tel : (304) 696 5456
carico@marshall.edu

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI)

The Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) is a key competitive grant program that HUD administers to stimulate and promote economic and community development. BEDI is designed to assist cities with the redevelopment of abandoned, idled and underused industrial and commercial facilities where expansion and redevelopment is burdened by real or potential environmental contamination.

BEDI grant funds are primarily targeted for use with a particular emphasis upon the redevelopment of brownfields sites in economic development projects and the increase of economic opportunities for low-and moderate-income persons as part of the creation or retention of businesses, jobs and increases in the local tax base.

To obtain further information regarding BEDI Grants go to the HUD website-http://www.hud.gov/localoffices.cfm to determine the contact information for your appropriate state.