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Idaho Environmental Guide for Local Governments: Brownfields

Brownfields are properties for which expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Abandoned or underutilized properties result in wasted infrastructure, development of green space on the edge of town, and blight in urban and neighborhood areas. Communities may struggle to find new uses for brownfields, whether as a neighborhood park or as a new commercial or retail use, until environmental issues are resolved. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties increases local tax bases; facilitates job growth; utilizes existing infrastructure; takes development pressures off of undeveloped, open land; and improves and protects the environment.

The Idaho Brownfields Program provides cost-free assessments for eligible applicants to address known or perceived contamination issues at proposed development projects or abandoned or underutilized properties in communities. Assessments are us to evaluate the potential for Brownfields funds or assistance.

Staff Contacts

Brownfields Program Coordinator
Eric Traynor
DEQ State Office
Waste Management and Remediation Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0565

Brownfields Analyst
Tina Elayer
DEQ Boise Regional Office
1445 N. Orchard St.
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0563

Brownfields Analyst
Steve Gill
Coeur d'Alene Regional Office
2110 Ironwood Parkway
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 666-4632

DEQ Resources

Revitalizing Idaho's Brownfields

Brownfields Assessment Program

Related Pages

Brownfields Assessment Program

Brownfields Grants

Voluntary Cleanup Program

Brownfields Success Stories