Many parties participate in Brownfield developments, and non-profit organizations can play an important role. Please check out the links below.
Massachusetts provides technical assistance through its Regional Brownfields Coordinators. These staff can help municipalities navigate through the process.
In addition, the Massachusetts cleanup laws provide regulatory incentives for municipalities to undertake Brownfield redevelopment, including a municipal exemption from liability under certain conditions and through the definition of "Eligible Persons".
The Office of the Attorney General implements the "Covenant Not to Sue" Program which offers liability relief as a means of making Brownfield redevelopment happen.
Assessment and Remediation Funding
There are a number of funding sources open to Municipalities interested in Brownfields redevelopment. First, communities should take full advantage of funding available for planning and directing potential economic development. Other funding is directed primarily towards the assessment of sites - work to understand what contamination is present and what cleanup would be required for a successful development project. Separate funding may also be available to conduct all or part of the cleanup.
Contact for Brownfield Information for Municipalities
(1) Call your local Fire Department, then (2) Call MassDEP - 24/7
MassDEP Boston Headquarters - ask for the Waste Site Cleanup program