WHAT IS A BROWNFIELD?
The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines a Brownfields as 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.
THE PROCESS EXPLAINED
If you locate a blighted commercial property that you would like to purchase but suspect it may potentially be contaminated from past practices or construction material, before you commit by signing the buy-sell agreement, reach us to discuss your options for getting an Environmental Site Assessment completed at no cost to you.
PHASE I Environmental Site Assessment
A comprehensive review that evaluates the environmental risk while addressing the historical and current land use. Concluding the probability of contamination or release and any environmental liabilities.
PHASE II Environmental Site Assessment
Direct test of shallow subsurface and construction materials, screening for the possibility of contamination. Requiring field sampling and analysis. Following up with the risk assessment and
Abating the confirmed contaminants within the property, for the purpose of redevelopment. Lastly receiving a no further action letter from the Montana Department of Environmental
Quality. Low interest loans and subgrants may be available to help with the cleanup.