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
Mark R. Lewis
Brownfields Coordinator
Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT  06106
Tel: (860) 424-3768
Fax: (860) 424-4057
mark.lewis@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 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.