- The Brownfields Program was developed in 1995 within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist tribal governments in identifying, cleaning up and reusing contaminated property in Indian country.
What is a Brownfield Site?
As defined by the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act – In general, a Brownfield site means “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, including a site that is contaminated by a controlled substance, petroleum or a petroleum product excluded from the definition of ‘hazardous substance’, or is defined as mine-scarred lands
The Brownfields Section 128(a) plans for White Earth Nation include:
-Complete timely survey and inventory of Brownfields sites within the White Earth Reservation
-Develop oversight and enforcement authorities
-Provide Environmental Training to Tribal Members and Emergency Response Staff
-Develop an outreach program that will provide meaningful opportunities for public participation
-Establish and Maintain the Public Record
*Sites to be addressed with-in the next 12 Months*
-Participate in Emergency Preparedness and Planning
*To Report a Potential Brownfield Site or Contaminated Site Click on the Survey Below*
For more information please contact:
White Earth Brownfields Coordinator