Economic Development and Small Business
What is a Brownfield?
A "brownfields site" is an abandoned, idled or underused property where the threat of environmental contamination has hindered its redevelopment. The North Carolina Brownfields Program, which is administered by the Division of Waste Management, is the state's effort to break this barrier to the redevelopment of these sites. The Brownfields Property Reuse Act of 1997 [NCGS 130A310.30 et seq.] sets forth the authority for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to work with prospective developers to put these brownfields sites back into reuse. The prospective developer, as defined under the statute, is any person who desires to buy or sell a brownfields property for the purpose of redeveloping it and who did not cause or contribute to the contamination at the property.
Who to contact for:
Phase I & Phase II Environmentals:
North Carolina Brownfield Program