Catalyzing Redevelopment: Innovative Approaches and Emerging Best Practices in State Petroleum Brownfield Initiatives
This report examines a wide range of regulatory practices and tools used by states to address petroleum brownfield remediation and redevelopment challenges. The state practices are categorized into three overarching themes (simplification of redevelopment processes; support for redevelopment; and greater accessibility of information) through which states can review and strengthen the effectiveness of their own programs. Each chapter closes with a set of legal, regulatory, and policy recommendations that states and other parties can use to improve the brownfields and petroleum brownfields redevelopment process. The information and findings in this report can be used by diverse audiences, including policymakers, state program administrators, academics, and developers interested in learning about current brownfields trends and best practices.