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The Site Assistance and Brownfield Revitalization section administers two brownfield assistance programs –Targeted Brownfield Assessment and Technical Assistance. Both programs purpose is to assist local government entities with their goal of transforming blighted properties into economic and community assets. Capitalized by a grant from USEPA, the brownfield assistance programs target community driven projects in need of property assessment and technical assistance. Eligible applicants include local government entities such as counties, cities, villages, townships, port authorities and county land banks.
The Targeted Brownfield Assessment (TBA) program provides property assessment services at no cost to eligible applicants. SABR utilizes either in-house field staff or contractors to perform the requested assistance and the applicant receives a written report of the work performed.
Typical services include Phase I environmental site assessment, asbestos surveys, geophysical surveys, and limited or supplemental phase II property assessment. TBA staff will work with applicants to provide the appropriate services to meet their needs.
New services available through TBA include those required for participation in the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup program administered by Ohio Development Services Agency. The program includes certain perquisites for eligibility including a Phase I assessment to Ohio EPA Voluntary Action Program (VAP) standards, Class C designated release by the Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR) and former use of the property as a gas station or service station. TBA can assist with preparatory activities including Phase I assessment, determining if underground storage tanks (USTs) are present, determining if there was a release from UST’s, tank closure assessment and completing the BUSTR Class C release form. For more information about the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup program click here.
Eligibility for the TBA program requires the following:
To get started, click on ‘TBA Application’ below or contact the SABR team.
TBA Application - Link for more info - TBA Program Services
Voluntary Action Program (VAP) grant funding is available to cover costs associated with VAP technical assistance (TA). In general, the volunteer determines the scope of a VAP TA review and what questions or issues are evaluated. Exceptions include EIP or MOA reviews as the scopes for these are set by Ohio EPA policy. Some examples of grant-funded technical assistance under VAP includes:
For more information or questions about grant-funded assistance, refer to the links below or call Dan Tjoelker at (614) 644-3750.
Ohio EPA's spill hotline should be used to report release of any material that impacts public health or the environment, including chemicals and petroleum products.
For non-emergency calls, including complaints, questions or concerns about environmental issues, please use the toll-free numbers listed for the nearest district office or contact the public involvement coordinator for your region. The regulated community should use the main division number for routine business.
When reporting a spill, release or environmental crime through the spill hotline, be prepared with as much of the following information as possible:
Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization
Phone: (614) 644-2924 ~ Fax: (614) 644-3146 ~ Contact
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049
Street Address: 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215
Report a Spill, Release or Environmental Crime
(800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946
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