Brownfield Information - Downgradient Property Owners

Your eligibility for the different types of Brownfield incentives will depend upon your liability status. This page provides Brownfield eligibility information for owners of property downgradient of a release.

Many parties participate in Brownfield developments, and owners of property located down-gradient of the site of the release have specific concerns.  Please check out the links below.

MassDEP Involvement

Massachusetts provides technical assistance through its Regional Brownfields Coordinators. These staff can help municipalities navigate through the process.

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Liability Protection

"Downgradient Property Status" provides liability relief to innocent landowners that may be affected by up-gradient releases of oil and hazardous material that they cannot control.

Both the state law and cleanup regulations have specific provisions for owners of downgradient property.

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