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AROOSTOOK COUNTY — Funding is still available for Brownfield environmental site assessments in Aroostook County, but property owners, municipalities and others need to nominate sites for possible review.
A Brownfield is 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. EPA’s Brownfields Program assists states and local communities to assess, safely clean up, and reuse Brownfields for economic development projects.
Jay Kamm, Senior Planner at Northern Maine Development Commission said there is funding left for both Phase I and Phase II assessments.
To learn more about Brownfields and assessments, click on the video links below.
What are Brownfields?
Phase I and Phase II Assessments
NMDC awarded funds for brownfield assessements - 2014
CARIBOU — Efforts to clean up and redevelop Brownfield sites in Aroostook County will continue thanks to funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) received $200,000 for communitywide assessments.
A Brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment or reuse of which, may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.
“Whenever we can get in and perform assessment work on a property it is a benefit all-around — it is a benefit to the community, the property owner and the environment, it is a win-win for everyone,” said Jay Kamm, senior planner at NMDC. “This is all about closing the loop and getting these Brownfields identified, cleaned up and hopefully redeveloped.”
Previous Brownfield funding has been utilized to assess and cleanup sites in Presque Isle, Fort Kent, Houlton, Ashland, Fort Fairfield and other properties in the region.
“Maximizing the potential of these sites will benefit our region in many ways – it bolsters local economies, prioritizes the safety and well-being of our residents and ensures that these types of locations can positively contribute to a community’s sustained grow,” said Rep. Mike Michaud in announcing the funding. “I look forward to seeing the results of these assessment and cleanup projects.”
The information below refers to the RFP process for 2012 Brownfield grant.
> Request for Proposals (RFP) Environmental Consultant Services for Petroleum Products and Hazardous Substances Assessments
NMDC has been awarded a Brownfield Assessment Grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The intent of the program is to conduct community-wide brownfield assessments for sites potentially contaminated with petroleum products and hazardous substances.
Click Here to read the complete RFP.
Click Here to read questions received and answers regarding the RFP.
Click Here to read RFP Addendum.
Click Here for pre-bid attendance list.
For more information email
Jay Kamm or call 498-8736 or toll free in Maine 1-800-427-8736