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									          Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Program
                            State Brownfield News and Announcements

1. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Bureau of Laboratories, announced
that changes to Chapter 62-160, F.A.C., went into effect on April 9, 2002. The Bureau has instructed
all consultants that they should start to use the new proposed SOP's beginning April 9, 2002. Here are
two links to the Bureau of Labs' web site for further information regarding the SOPs and the effective
date: www.floridadep.org/labs/qa/2002sops.htm and www.floridadep.org/labs/qa/index.htm. If you
have any questions regarding Chapter 62-160, FAC, please contact the Bureau of Laboratories at 850-
488-2790.

2. DEP has announced that a Rule Development Workshop for Chapters 62-770, 777, 782, and 785,
F.A.C., will be held on May 7, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 609, DEP's Twin Towers Building Complex
in Tallahassee, FL. This workshop is free and open to the public and registration is not required. The
purpose of this one-day public workshop is to discuss proposed modifications and amendments to
Chapter 62-777, F.A.C., Contaminant Cleanup Target Levels and the associated program rules that are
affected by this rule including Chapters 62-770, 62-782 and 62-785, F.A.C. DEP staff will discuss
proposed modifications and receive public comments. The full text of this notice will be published on
April 12, 2002, on the Internet at the DEP's home page, located at www.dep.state.fl.us, under the link
or button titled "Official Notices." For electronic copies of proposed Chapters 62-777, 785, and 782,
F.A.C., and associated technical reference documents, please go to:
             www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/brownfields/pages/rule_workshop.htm or
                     www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/drycleaning/default.htm.

   For electronic copies of proposed Chapter 62-770, visit:
www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/pcp/default.htm. Please note that a very limited number of paper
copies of the proposed rules, flow charts and technical documents will be available at the workshop.
All persons that plan on attending the workshop are encouraged to bring their own copies of the
proposed rules, flow charts and technical documents. If you experience technical difficulties in
downloading the proposed rules, flow charts or technical documents, please contact Roger B. Register,
DEP's Brownfields Liaison at (850) 413-0062 or SunCom 293-0062 to arrange an alternative means of
providing copies.

3. The 5th Annual Florida Brownfields Conference will be held September 22 through 25, 2002 at
the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pensacola, Florida. The theme for the conference is "Hop Aboard the
Brownfield Express" to receive fast and current information about new legislation, liability issues,
financing property transactions, and the status of state programs in the Southeast. Call for Papers,
Sponsorship Packages, and Exhibitor Forms are available. For more information, contact Dr. Peter
Shuba, Escambia County Brownfields Coordinator at peter_shuba@co.escambia.fl.us, or call (850)
595-3538.
4. Updates to the Brownfields Redevelopment Program website were completed last week.
Updates include:
   a. Copies of all local government resolutions;
   b. Copies of executed BSRAs;
   c. New model BSRA published on website. New date is April 15, 2002; Be sure and download
      this revision and use it for any submittals to the department for review; and
   d. A revised Standard Operating Procedures manual is now available.

                    New or Proposed Designated Brownfield Areas and BSRAs

1. The City of Tampa’s City Commission held a public hearing last week (April 8, 2002) on an
application to designate "Washington's Crossing" as a Brownfields Area. This is a small (1 acre) site
in downtown Tampa. A final hearing and adoption of the resolution is expected during the next
commission meeting in two weeks.

2. The City of Lauderhill in Broward County approved the designation of a brownfield area on March
3, 2002. The designated area is the US 441/SR7 Corridor and encompasses approximately 504 acres.

3. In Hillsborough County, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners adopted a
resolution designating 39.448 acres at the southwest intersection of Gunn Highway and Henderson
Road as a Florida Brownfields Area. The resolution was adopted on March 20, 2002. The site is
located in the northwest portion of the County and is to be developed as a Wal-Mart Supercenter with
restaurants and retail shops on the surrounding out parcels. The site is commonly referred to in DEP's
SWD as the Mary Carter/Carter Coatings/Valspar site. BSRA negotiations are in progress with Wal-
Mart representatives for the Wal-Mart parcel as well as with representatives of Buckley-Shuler
Properties for several of the outlying parcels.

4. On April 11, 2002, the City of Winter Garden’s City Commission approved a resolution for its first
brownfield designation area. The new designated brownfield area overlays the existing downtown
Community Redevelopment Area.

5. BSRA negotiations continue with representatives of Communities Finance Company regarding a
parcel within the property formerly known as the Palm Beach Lakes Golf Course. The former golf
course property was designated a brownfield area by the City of West Palm Beach in June 2001.

6. Also BSRA negotiations continue with representatives of DR Lakes, Inc. regarding another parcel
within the property formerly known as the Palm Beach Lakes Golf Course. The former golf course
property was designated a brownfield area by the City of West Palm Beach in June 2001. The
proposed redevelopment is for multifamily high-density use.

7. BSRA negotiations began on April 1, 2002, with representatives of the Ware Family Realty in
Jacksonville for a parcel located at the corner of 444 Park Street and 321 Edison Street in
Jacksonville’s designated brownfield Pilot area.

8. Recently, BSRA talks began on a closed manufactured gas site in North Miami Beach,
Miami-Dade County. This site is approximately 23 acres. TECO-Peoples Gas informed the local
pollution control program (DERM) that a developer proposes to develop land west of Dixie Highway.

                          Federal Brownfield News and Announcements

1. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will hold a Brownfields
Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) Application broadcast on Thursday, April 25, 2002, from
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This year you have two options to view the broadcast. HUD's South Florida
Office will be hosting the broadcast in their office, located at 909 SE First Ave., Miami, FL; for
additional information, please contact Mark Buchbinder, HUD Community Builder, at (305) 536-4652
ext.2318. HUD will also offer a "webcast" at the same date and time. A webcast is a video you can
watch right from your computer screen. To watch a webcast, you need a computer capable of playing
sound, a connection to the Internet that is at least 28.8Kbs, and a video player. A link will appear on
the title of the program on HUD's website approximately 1/2 hour before the broadcast taking you to
the video. Archived webcasts are usually available in the video library the day after their initial
broadcast.      For additional information and schedules of other webcasts, please go to
www.hud.gov/webcasts/index.cfm. If you are considering applying for a BEDI grant, please contact
me as soon as possible for technical assistance and guidance.

2. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put together a short brief concerning the
benefits of Public Law 107-118, the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization
Act. This brief breaks out each title and subtitle of the Act and provides a brief explanation of what
the Act includes.       To download a copy, please go to: www.epa.gov/swerosps/bf/html-
doc/2869sum.htm.

3. EPA has launched a new website to promote the cleanup and reuse of brownfield properties across
the nation that are regulated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Called the
RCRA Brownfields Prevention Initiative website, it will provide state and tribal governments and the
public easy access to useful information about the reuse of brownfield properties where hazardous
waste was generated, treated, stored or disposed. EPA established the initiative to encourage the reuse
of potential RCRA brownfields so the land better serves the needs of the community. RCRA generally
focuses on active and future facilities and is designed to prevent future Superfund sites and
brownfields. The RCRA Brownfields Prevention Initiative links RCRA facilities with the brownfields
program to help use economic redevelopment as an engine that drives environmental cleanup. For
more information about the initiative, please go to: www.epa.gov/swerosps/rcrabf/index.html . Several
sites in Florida have


4. On November 13-15, 2002 the conference, Brownfields 2002: Investing in the Future, will take
place in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Conference is being sponsored by EPA, the International
City/County Management Association and the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania. You are
invited to become an "Endorser" of the Conference. As an endorser, you will not be asked to provide
monetary support, but will ask to help advertise the conference. In return, the name of your
organization will be included in all conference materials and a link will be created on the Brownfields
2002 website to your local website. Those seeking to present their work at the conference should reply
to the Call for Presentations by May 15, 2002. Full and partial travel scholarships are also available
for individuals interested in attending the conference. For more information, please go to the
Brownfields 2002 website at: www.brownfields2002.org/.

Thanks to all who provided updates or information regarding the various topics.

Roger Register
Brownfields Liaison
850.413.0062
          Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Program
                                     May 2002 Newsletter

State Brownfield              News       and          calling 1-800-233-1234 and requesting the
                                                      Florida Economic Development Council room
Announcements:                                        block rate.
1.       The Twelfth Annual Florida Rural             2. DEP held a Rule Development Workshop
Development         Conference,     "Leveraging       for Chapters 62-770, 777, 782, and 785, F.A.C.,
Resources for Rural Success," organized by            on May 7, 2002. Written comments are due
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (call 850/922-8748 for       to the rule coordinators by JUNE 14, 2002.
details) and the Rural Economic Development           For electronic copies of proposed Chapters
Initiative (REDI) will be held JUNE 25 - 26,          62-770, 777, 782, and 785, F.A.C., associated
2002 at the Hyatt Orlando International               technical reference documents, and a list of the
Airport. The Rural Conference will provide an         rule coordinators and mailing addresses, please
opportunity for rural community and business          visit:
leaders, volunteers, county and city elected          www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/brownfiel
officials and administrators, regional planning                 ds/pages/rule_workshop.htm
council     representatives    and    economic         www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/drycleani
development professionals from rural Florida to                       ng/default.htm or
meet and focus on the opportunities, challenges       www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/pcp/defau
and rewards of living and working in rural            lt.htm.
Florida. Special emphasis will be given to the
opportunities available for rural Florida to          3. The Florida Department of Environmental
achieve success by leveraging resources at the        Protection (DEP), Bureau of Laboratories,
state and local level.                                announced that changes to Chapter 62-160,
                                                      F.A.C., went into effect on April 9, 2002. The
Registration will open on Tuesday, June 25 at         Bureau has instructed all consultants that they
11:00 a.m., sessions will begin at 12:30 p.m.         should start to use the new proposed SOP's
and last until 5:00 p.m. The Conference will          beginning April 9, 2002. Here are two links to
convene again on Wednesday, June 26 at 8:00           the Bureau of Labs' web site for further
a.m. and adjourn at 4:15 p.m. Registration fees       information regarding the SOPs and the
are $65 ($55 for state or federal employees)          effective                                 date:
and include all conference material, one              www.floridadep.org/labs/qa/2002sops.htm and
continental breakfast, four refreshment breaks        www.floridadep.org/labs/qa/index.htm. If you
and two lunches. A discounted room rate of            have any questions regarding Chapter 62-160,
$120 for single or double occupancy has also          FAC, please contact the Bureau of Laboratories
been arranged for those who wish to stay at the       at 850-488-2790.
Hyatt Orlando International Airport Hotel.
Reservations must be made prior to June 1st by
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4. The 5th Annual Florida Brownfields
Conference will be held September 22                     * ICMA Releases Report on Brownfields
through 25, 2002 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in            and Utility Sites
Pensacola, Florida. The theme for the                    * New Report Helps Local Governments
conference is "Hop Aboard the Brownfield                 Face Brownfields Redevelopment Job
Express" to receive fast and current information         Training Challenges
about new legislation, liability issues, financing       * Funding Available for Local Greenway
property transactions, and the status of state           Projects
programs in the Southeast. Call for Papers,              * Funding Available for Youth-Led
Sponsorship Packages, and Exhibitor Forms are            Community Tree Planting Projects
available. For more information, contact Dr.             * PowerPoint Presentation Available to
Peter Shuba, Escambia County Brownfields                 Customize on Smart Growth
Coordinator at peter_shuba@co.escambia.fl.us,            * New Report Highlights City-County
or call (850) 595-3538.                                  Collaborations on Disaster Mitigation

5. Update         to      the       Brownfields          7. Do you wonder where you can take paint,
Redevelopment Program website were                       used oil, cleaners, and other Household
completed this week. The update includes:                Hazardous Waste (HHW) instead of storing
        a)         A           new          link         them in your garage or dumping them into the
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/gis/datadir.asp   for         environment? If you do, please visit one of the
GIS data layers that include Brownfield areas            following websites for the location of the
depicted as polygons. Now the page is an                 nearest HHW collection point:
active server page where the user can specify
which data they would like to see. One thing to          a)      Earth 911
keep in mind about this active server page is                    http://www.earth911.org/                      or
that the queries and filters that run behind the                 http://www.cleanup.org/
scenes are not displayed on the address bar.                     Call CLEANUP (1-800-253-2687)
Therefore, the average user may not realize that
book marking the page where they have found              b)      FDEP's Household Hazardous Waste
exactly what they're seeking will not lead back                  Program website:
to the same thing. The page changes and what                     http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/haza
is displayed is dynamically generated each               rdous/pages/household.htm
visit.
                                                              New or Proposed Designated
6. Subscribe to the Local Government                          Brownfield Areas and BSRAs
Environmental         Assistance        Network
(LGEAN) Update subscription service. Its                 1. The City of Tampa’s City Commission
purpose is to keep you up to date on the latest          recently approved an application to designate
environmental information of concern to local            "Washington's Crossing" as a Brownfields
governments and the newest additions to the              Area. This is a small (1 acre) site in downtown
LGEAN Web site. This subscription service                Tampa.
will also provide subscribers with instantaneous
alerts on time sensitive events and issues. If           2. The City of Lauderhill in Broward County
there is an issue you would like LGEAN to                approved the designation of a brownfield area
provide you information on, please let us know.          on March 3, 2002. The designated area is the
To subscribe or unsubscribe to LEGAN’s                   US 441/SR7 Corridor and encompasses
e-mail based Update newsletter, visit                    approximately 504 acres.
http://www.lgean.org/html/updateservice.cfm.
                                                         3. In Hillsborough County, the Hillsborough
Here is a partial listing of the stories in the          County Board of County Commissioners
April 29, 2002 issue of LGEAN Update:                    adopted a resolution designating 39.448 acres
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at the southwest intersection of Gunn Highway          (DERM) that a developer proposes to develop
and Henderson Road as a Florida Brownfields            land west of Dixie Highway.
Area. The resolution was adopted on March 20,
2002. The site is located in the northwest               Federal Brownfield News and
portion of the County and is to be developed as
a Wal-Mart Supercenter with restaurants and                    Announcements
retail shops on the surrounding out parcels. The
site is commonly referred to in DEP's SWD as           1. On November 13-15, 2002 the national
the Mary Carter/Carter Coatings/Valspar site.          conference, Brownfields 2002: Investing in
BSRA negotiations are in progress with                 the Future, will take place in Charlotte, North
Wal-Mart representatives for the Wal-Mart              Carolina. The Conference is being sponsored
parcel as well as with representatives of              by EPA, the International City/County
Buckley-Shuler Properties for several of the           Management Association and the Engineers
outlying parcels.                                      Society of Western Pennsylvania. You are
                                                       invited to become an "Endorser" of the
4. On April 11, 2002, the City of Winter               Conference. As an endorser, you will not be
Garden’s City Commission approved a                    asked to provide monetary support, but will ask
resolution for its first brownfield designation        to help advertise the conference. In return, the
area. The new designated brownfield area               name of your organization will be included in
overlays the existing downtown Community               all conference materials and a link will be
Redevelopment Area.                                    created on the Brownfields 2002 website to
                                                       your local website. Those seeking to present
5. BSRA       negotiations   continue     with         their work at the conference should reply to the
representatives of Communities Finance                 Call for Presentations by May 15, 2002. Full
Company regarding a parcel within the                  and partial travel scholarships are also available
property formerly known as the Palm Beach              for individuals interested in attending the
Lakes Golf Course. The former golf course              conference. For more information, please go to
property was designated a brownfield area by           the     Brownfields      2002      website     at:
the City of West Palm Beach in June 2001.              www.brownfields2002.org/. You may also
                                                       contact          Tracy          Devlin          at
6. Also BSRA negotiations continue with                mailto:brownfields@eswp.com if there are any
representatives of DR Lakes, Inc. regarding            questions on submission.
another parcel within the property formerly
known as the Palm Beach Lakes Golf Course.             2. The 2002 Phoenix Awards Program It's
The former golf course property was                    All About You! Apply Now! The 2002
designated a brownfield area by the City of            Phoenix Awards deadline is June 30, 2002.
West Palm Beach in June 2001. The proposed             For an application, visit the Phoenix Awards
redevelopment is for multifamily high-density          website at http://www.phoenixawards.org/ or
use.                                                   call Sharon Williams at 717.783.3143. The
                                                       Phoenix Awards program cares about your hard
7. BSRA       negotiations    continue     with        work and wants to honor you and your project!
representatives of the Ware Family Realty in           The 2002 Phoenix Awards will be one of the
Jacksonville for a parcel located at the corner        highlights of this year's National Brownfields
of 444 Park Street and 321 Edison Street in            Conference, Brownfields 2002, in Charlotte,
Jacksonville’s designated brownfield Pilot area.       North Carolina, on November 13-15, 2002.
                                                       The Phoenix Awards are nationally recognized
8. Recently, BSRA talks began on a closed              as the outstanding award for achievement of
manufactured gas site in North Miami Beach,            excellence in Brownfields redevelopment.
Miami-Dade County.           This site is              Created in 1997, this prestigious award honors
approximately 23 acres. TECO-Peoples Gas               individuals and groups who are working to
informed the local pollution control program           solve the critical environmental problem of
                                                       transforming abandoned industrial areas into
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productive new uses. Any individual, group,             Brownfields Redevelopment Program because
government body or agency, company or                   you have been identified as a valuable member of
organization is eligible to apply for a Phoenix         the community and the Brownfields
                                                        Redevelopment Program.
Award. Phoenix Award winners will showcase
their projects at the Brownfields 2002                  To Unsubscribe:
conference and will be presented with a                 You may unsubscribe from this e-mail update service
handcrafted crystal trophy at a special                 at any time by sending an e-mail to
conference ceremony. Award winners will                 roger.register@dep.state.fl.us with the following in
receive national publicity and recognition in           the message body:
professional journals and newspapers and on
                                                        unsubscribe Brownfields Newsletter
the Internet. Successful projects also serve as
models and inspiration for other communities.           ** Please do not reply to this message. If you want to
                                                        contact someone directly send an e-mail to
3. The U.S. Department of Housing and                   roger.register@dep.state.fl.us .
Urban Development (HUD) schedules and
holds Brownfields Economic Development
Initiative (BEDI) Application broadcast. For
additional information and schedules of other
webcasts,          please       go         to
www.hud.gov/webcasts/index.cfm. If you are
considering applying for a BEDI grant, please
contact HUD as soon as possible for technical
assistance and guidance.

4. The U. S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) has put together a short brief
concerning the benefits of Public Law
107-118, the Small Business Liability Relief
and Brownfields Revitalization Act. This
brief breaks out each title and subtitle of the
Act and provides a brief explanation of what
the Act includes. To download a copy, please
go      to:    www.epa.gov/swerosps/bf/html-
doc/2869sum.htm.

5. The RCRA Brownfields Prevention
Initiative links RCRA facilities with the
brownfields program to help use economic
redevelopment as an engine that drives
environmental cleanup. For more information
about the initiative, please go to:
www.epa.gov/swerosps/rcrabf/index.html.

Thanks to all who provided updates or
information regarding the various topics.

Roger Register
Brownfields Liaison
850.413.0062

 You have received this newsletter from Florida’s

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            Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Program
                                      July 2002 Newsletter
                   Note: New topics are shown as BOLD-highlighted paragraph numbers.

State Brownfield                News        and          passed federal Brownfields law for the purpose
                                                         of having a recognized State Voluntary
Announcements:                                           Response Program as referred to in Subpart C
                                                         (Section 128).       Eligible response sites
1. 50th Designated Brownfield Area:                      completing a cleanup under Florida's
Florida’s Brownfields Redevelopment Program              Brownfields program will not be subject to
reached a milestone in July. On July 9, the              "over-file" from EPA. This announcement
former Sunshine Materials industrial site                provides another incentive for entering into the
became the program's 50th designated                     state's program. Florida's program is one of
brownfield area when it was designated by the            only 19 states with Voluntary/Brownfields
City of Inverness in Citrus County. The                  Cleanup Programs that meet the new federal
proposed redevelopment plan is for a Wal-Mart            criteria. For a complete listing of the 19 states,
Super Center. Brownfield areas are designated            visit:
by local governments to encourage site cleanup           http://epa.gov/brownfields/pdf/statemoa.pdf
and redevelopment and to provide the
designated areas access to the statutory benefits        3. Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credit Update:
of the brownfields program.                              As of March 1, 2002, the Department had
                                                         processed nine eligible applications for site
The continued growth of the brownfields                  rehabilitation conducted during 2001 and
program is further exemplified by the fact that          issued $494,193.72 in Voluntary Cleanup Tax
eleven      brownfield      site    rehabilitation       Credits. For details about the tax credit, visit
agreements (BSRA) have been executed since               http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/vctc
January 1 of this year, bringing the program             /default.htm.
total to twenty-six. Additional BSRAs are
anticipated in the coming month as more sites            4. Institutional Controls Registry:         The
enter final negotiations with the department.            following                 web               link
                                                         http://depmap1.dep.state.fl.us/website/icr/
2. Florida’s Brownfields Redevelopment                   contains the department’s Institutional
Program Recognized as a “State Voluntary                 Controls Registry prepared by the department
Response Program”:                                       for the department and its Districts to assist
EPA recently announced that the Florida                  with tracking those properties upon which an
Brownfields     Redevelopment       Program's            institutional control has been imposed pursuant
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with EPA                   to the provisions contained in Chapters 376 or
complies with the requirements of the recently           403, F.S. Additionally, for brownfield sites the
July 31, 2002                                        1
Registry has been prepared for the public and            beginning April 9, 2002. Here are two links to
local governments to monitor the status of               the Bureau of Labs' web site for further
those controls.                                          information regarding the SOPs and the
                                                         effective                                date:
5. Soils Only Authority Memorandum: For                  www.floridadep.org/labs/qa/2002sops.htm and
information and department’s guidance to                 www.floridadep.org/labs/qa/index.htm. If you
district staff on soils-only contaminated sites,         have any questions regarding Chapter 62-160,
(i.e., no groundwater impacts), visit                    FAC, please contact the Bureau of Laboratories
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/quick_topics/p          at 850-488-2790.
ublications/documents/Guidance_SoilsContami
nation.pdf                                               9. Do you wonder where you can take paint,
                                                         used oil, cleaners, and other Household
6. The 5th Annual Florida Brownfields                    Hazardous Waste (HHW) instead of storing
Conference will be held September 22                     them in your garage or dumping them into the
through 25, 2002 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in            environment? If you do, please visit one of the
Pensacola, Florida. The theme for the                    following websites for the location of the
conference is "Hop Aboard the Brownfield                 nearest HHW collection point:
Express" to receive fast and current information
about new legislation, liability issues, financing       a)     Earth 911
property transactions, and the status of state                  http://www.earth911.org/               or
programs in the Southeast. Call for Papers,                     http://www.cleanup.org/
Sponsorship Packages, and Exhibitor Forms are                   Call CLEANUP (1-800-253-2687)
available. For more information, contact Dr.
Peter Shuba, Escambia County Brownfields                 b)      FDEP's Household Hazardous Waste
Coordinator at peter_shuba@co.escambia.fl.us,                    Program website:
or call (850) 595-3538.          The conference          http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/haz
website is http://www.floridabrownfields.org/.           ardous/pages/household.htm

7. DEP held a Rule Development Workshop                  **************************************
for Chapters 62-770, 777, 782, and 785, F.A.C.,               New or Proposed Designated
on May 7, 2002. For copies of submitted
written comments of each rule, please contact                 Brownfield Areas and BSRAs
the appropriate rule coordinator.         It is
anticipated that the next rule development               1. Weatherford McIntyre Brownfield site
workshop will be held in late November or                Issued Site Rehabilitation Completion
early December 2002. For copies of Chapters              Order:
62-770, 777, 782, and 785, F.A.C., associated            On July 1, the Northwest District issued a
technical reference documents, and a list of the         brownfield site rehabilitation completion order
rule coordinators and mailing addresses, visit:          (SRCO) for the Weatherford McIntyre
www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/brownfiel           Brownfield site in Pensacola. This was the
ds/pages/rule_workshop.htm                               program’s fifth completion order and the first
www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/drycleani           issued for a site where the risk-based corrective
ng/default.htm or                                        action used land and water use restrictions to
www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/pcp/defau           manage risk rather than complete removal of all
lt.htm.                                                  contaminants.

8. The department’s, Bureau of Laboratories,             2. Wal-Mart Buckley-Shuler Parcel E
announced that changes to Chapter 62-160,                Issued SRCO:
F.A.C., went into effect on April 9, 2002. The           On July 22, the Southwest District office issued
Bureau has instructed all consultants that they          a SRCO for the Wal-Mart Buckley Shuler
should start to use the new proposed SOP's               Parcel    E     in   Hillsborough       County.
                                                         Buckley-Shuler Land Holdings L.L.C. executed
July 31, 2002                                        2
five BSRAs with the department in April 2002.          since the inception of the program and the tenth
This makes the third SRCO issued this year for         overall this year. The city is considering two
the six parcels contained within the designated        possible options for redevelopment of the site:
area know as the Wal-Mart Buckley-Shuler               1) parking area for commercial facility; or 2)
Area. Parcels A and B were issued SRCOs in             sell property for commercial office or industrial
May and June, respectively.            Progress        facility. All anticipated uses would comply
continues to move forward with remediation             with current local zoning, land use and
and redevelopment of Parcels C and D.                  neighborhood plans.

3. DR Lakes, Inc. Executes BSRA                        7. Tampa Port Authority Executes BSRA
BF500101002:                                           BF290101002:
DR Lakes, Inc. and the department’s Southeast          Tampa Port Authority and the department’s
District office finalized a BSRA on July 8,            Southwest District office executed a BSRA on
2002 for property formerly known as the Palm           July 31, 2002 for property known as Tampa
Beach Lakes Golf Course. This BSRA is the              Bay Shipbuilding yard located on Hookers
second BSRA for property contained in the              Point in Tampa. The brownfield site is
designated area. A multifamily high-density            contained within the designated brownfield
residential project is planned. The former golf        area know as the Tampa Port Authority.
course property was designated a brownfield
area by the City of West Palm Beach in June            8. DR Lakes, Inc. Finalizing Second BSRA
2001.                                                  BF500101004:
                                                       DR Lakes, Inc. and the department’s Southeast
4. Communities Finance Company, LLC.                   District office this month near completion of a
Executes BSRA BF500101003:                             second BSRA for DR Lakes, Inc. property
Communities Finance Company, LLC. and the              contained in the designated area formerly
department’s Southeast District office finalized       known as the Palm Beach Lakes Golf Course.
a BSRA on July 8, 2002 for property formerly           This BSRA will be the fourth BSRA for
known as the Palm Beach Lakes Golf Course.             property contained in the designated area.
This BSRA is the third BSRA for property
contained in the designated area.              A       9. Wal-Mart Representatives Submit BSRA
multifamily high-density residential project is        for Parcel in Wal-Mart Buckley Shuler
planned. The former golf course property was           Area:
designated a brownfield area by the City of            Wal-Mart Super Center representatives and the
West Palm Beach in June 2001.                          department’s Southwest District entered
                                                       negotiations at the end of July on the remaining
5. CSXT Executes BSRA BF290002002:                     parcel in the Wal-Mart Buckley-Shuler
CSXT and the department’s Southwest District           designated area. This parcel is the last of six
office finalized a BSRA on July 22, 2002 for           parcels within the designated area and is slated
the site “CSX Spur at Old Hopewell Road” that          for a Wal-Mart Super Center store.
is contained in the designated area known as
the “WRB at Old Hopewell Road.” This                   10. Wal-Mart Representatives Submit Draft
designated area was expanded in July 2001 to           BSRA for Auburndale Wal-Mart Area:
include the CSX spur, which is adjacent to the         Wal-Mart Super Center representatives and the
original property designated in December 2000.         department’s Southwest District entered
                                                       negotiations at the end of July for a BSRA for
6. City of Ocala Executes the 25th BSRA in             the parcel designated as the Auburndale Wal-
the Program:                                           Mart Area.
The City of Ocala and the department’s Central
District executed a BSRA for the “Former               11. BSRA negotiations continue on a closed
White’s Meat Packing Facility” on July 26th.           manufactured gas site in North Miami Beach,
This BSRA is the 25th agreement finalized              Miami-Dade County.           This site is
July 31, 2002                                      3
approximately 23 acres. TECO-Peoples Gas                WASHINGTON, DC, June 5, 2002 (ENS) -
informed the local pollution control program            The House of Representatives has passed
(DERM) that a developer proposes to develop             legislation that would promote the cleanup and
land west of Dixie Highway.                             redevelopment of brownfields - - contaminated,
                                                        abandoned industrial sites. By a unanimous
12. For downloadable copies of all local                voice vote, the House passed the Brownfields
government resolutions or executed brownfield           Redevelopment Enhancement Act of 2001 (HR
site rehabilitation agreements, visit the web           2941), designed to improve local communities'
addresses:                                              flexibility in     redeveloping brownfields
                                                        properties.
For Designated Areas or Resolutions:
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/bro         "The purpose of H.R. 2941 is to provide cities
wnfields/pages/processes.htm                            with new financing options for brownfields
                                                        redevelopment," said Representative Gary
For Executed BSRAs:                                     Miller, the California Republican who drafted
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/bro         the legislation.
wnfields/pages/BSRA.htm                                 The bill separates the Housing and Urban
                                                        Development (HUD) department's Brownfields
**************************************                  Economic Development Initiative (BEDI)
                                                        grants from its Section 108 loan guarantee
                                                        program. Under current law, in order to access
   Federal Brownfield News and                          a BEDI grant, cities must first obtain a Section
         Announcements                                  108 loan guarantee that is secured by its
                                                        Community Development Block (CDBG)
1. New federal policy/guidance issued for               grant.
Bona Fide Prospective Purchasers and the
New Amendments to CERCLA.                               Because CDBG grants are the largest source of
Since 1989, EPA has negotiated agreements               federal assistance to state and local
that provide a covenant not to sue for certain          governments for community development
prospective purchasers of contaminated                  activities, cities are reluctant to use these funds
property prior to their acquisition, in order to        as loan collateral. As a result, the BEDI grant
resolve the potential liability due to ownership        program has been difficult to access.
of such property. These agreements are known            This article can be viewed in its entirety at:
as    Prospective     Purchaser       Agreements        http://ens-news.com/ens/jun2002/2002-06-05-
("PPAs"). In January 2002, CERCLA was                   09.asp - anchor1
amended through enactment of Public Law
107-118, titled the Small Business Relief and           3. The U. S. Environmental Protection
Brownfield Revitalization Act (“Brownfields             Agency (EPA) has put together a short brief
Amendments”).       Among other things, the             concerning the benefits of Public Law
Brownfields Amendments provide a limitation             107-118, the Small Business Liability Relief
on liability for persons who qualify as bona            and Brownfields Revitalization Act. This
fide prospective purchasers (“BFPPs”).                  brief breaks out each title and subtitle of the
Congress’ intent in enacting this provision was         Act and provides a brief explanation of what
to remove certain liability barriers to purchases       the Act includes. To download a copy, please
of property and encourages redevelopment.               go      to:    www.epa.gov/swerosps/bf/html-
EPA believes that, in most cases, the                   doc/2869sum.htm.
Brownfields Amendments make PPAs from
the federal government unnecessary.                     4. The Brownfields 2002 Conference –
                                                        Investing in the Future – will introduce a new
2. HUD Brownfields Legislation Passes the               and enlarged Brownfields program inspired by
House:                                                  federal legislation signed on January 11, 2002.
July 31, 2002                                       4
The Conference will be November 13-15, 2002
in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Charlotte            5. The U.S. Department of Housing and
Convention Center.       The U.S. EPA, the               Urban Development (HUD) schedules and
Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania,              holds Brownfields Economic Development
and the International City/County Management             Initiative (BEDI) Application broadcast. For
Association are pleased to invite participants to        additional information and schedules of other
one of the first opportunities to learn about the        web        casts,      please     go       to
expanded promises and challenges presented by            www.hud.gov/webcasts/index.cfm. If you are
the new Brownfields law and the policies                 considering applying for a BEDI grant, please
developed to promote Brownfields nationwide.             contact HUD as soon as possible for technical
                                                         assistance and guidance.
The Brownfields 2002 Conference will include
over 75 panel discussions on implementation of           6. The RCRA Brownfields Prevention
the new law as well as best practices developed          Initiative links RCRA facilities with the
to enhance brownfields redevelopment. These              brownfields program to help use economic
discussions will cover legal liability, new state,       redevelopment as an engine that drives
local and tribal programs, financing,                    environmental cleanup. For more information
insurance, community involvement, land use               about the initiative, please go to:
and conservation, remediation research and               www.epa.gov/swerosps/rcrabf/index.html.
technology, real estate transactions, and new
industrial,   residential    and      commercial         **************************************
development. Every level and every aspect of             For copies of past issues of this newsletter or
Brownfields redevelopment will be covered --             program     updates,     visit   the   website:
from the newest project to successfully                  http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/bro
completed projects.                                      wnfields/pages/monthly.htm.

Informal roundtable discussions in the                   Thanks to all who have provided updates or
Marketplace of Ideas will explore specific               information regarding the newsletter’s various
issues, as well as provide opportunity for               topics.
impromptu discussions among interested
stakeholders. View examples of brownfields               Roger Register
redevelopment projects through the Poster                Brownfields Liaison
Presentations and network with other                     850.413.0062
participants and vendors in the Showcase and
Exhibition Center. And, don’t forget to take a            You have received this newsletter from Florida’s
tour of successful brownfields redevelopment              Brownfields Redevelopment Program because
projects within the Charlotte, N.C. and                   you have been identified as a valuable member of
                                                          the community and the Brownfields
Rockhill, S.C. areas and hear about their                 Redevelopment Program.
progress through the Mobile Workshops.
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July 31, 2002                                        5
       Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Program
                                 October 2002 Newsletter
                  Note: New topics are shown as BOLD-highlighted paragraph numbers.

Florida Brownfield                   concerning the vast amount       database, this tool can
                                     of information exchanged         locate and display state-
News and                             and quality of speakers,         designated Brownfield areas
Announcements:                       good food, courteous hotel       and sites with signed
                                     staff, and excellent             rehabilitation agreements.
                                     exhibitors. Many of the          This tool can help you
1. If you were unable to
                                     consultants commented on         determine if those areas fall
attend the 5th Annual
                                     the large number of              within or near other State or
Florida Brownfields
                                     professional contacts they       Federal incentive zones,
Conference, we missed
                                     made. Don’t let the              such as the State's Front
you! The conference
                                     Brownfield Express pass you      Porch Communities,
offered a great opportunity to
                                     by next year, plan now to        Enterprise Zones, or EPA's
listen, learn, and interact
                                     become involve in Florida        Brownfield Pilots. Also, you
with over 225 of your
                                     Brownfields Redevelopment        can find specific local
colleagues and brownfield
                                     Program. For more                government, state, and
stakeholders at the Crowne
                                     information on the program,      federal point of contacts
Plaza Hotel in Pensacola,
                                     visit                            using this tool. Click here to
Florida. The theme for the
conference was "Hop                  http://www.dep.state.fl.us/wa    take advantage of Florida's
                                     ste/categories/brownfields/de    Complete Source for
Aboard the Brownfield
                                     fault.htm.                       Brownfields Information or
Express.” And was it ever
                                                                      visit
an “express” with a
                                     2. The Brownfields               http://www.dep.state.fl.us/wa
hurricane bearing down on
                                     GeoViewer - - The FDEP           ste/categories/brownfields/d
Northwest Florida and the
                                     unveiled its latest tool to      efault.htm
Pensacola area, the Florida
Brownfields locomotive was           assist in the
in high gear with twenty-six         redevelopment of                 3. A new resource for
exhibitors, thirty financial         brownfield sites at the          Brownfields expertise and
sponsors, not including              Florida Brownfields              know-how was officially
in-kind assistance from              Conference. The                  announced at the Florida
many people, and sixty-three         Brownfields GeoViewer is         Brownfields Conference in
speakers and presenters              an interactive mapping tool      Pensacola - - it’s the
participating in the three day       designed to help you             Florida Brownfields
conference. Peter Shuba,             discover and map                 Association (FBA). The
the conference chair,                Brownfields in the State of      FBA is comprised of
reported that he had                 Florida. Using ESRI's            individuals with a common
received very positive               ArcIMS software and the          interest in redeveloping and
feedback from attendees              Department's ArcSDE              revitalizing underutilized
October 8, 2002                                   1
properties in Florida. For        partnership between the         sediments. The City has
membership information,           state’s Brownfields             benefited from federal and
write to Florida Brownfields      Redevelopment Program           state funds.
Association, P.O. Box 4305,       and the federally delegated
Tallahassee, Florida              RCRA program to achieve         7. Owners of the former
32315-4305 or contact John        protection of human health      Clearwater Sun property,
Ray with Enterprise Florida,      and the environment, while      which is located in the
Inc. at 850.922.8784.             providing productive reuse of   designated Brownfields
                                  formerly contaminated lands.    Area, have drafted a BSRA.
***********************                                           Redevelopment plans call
                                  4. Sarasota County staff        for residential land uses.
New or Proposed                   has reported the
Designated                        development of a                8. For downloadable copies
Brownfield Areas                  brownfields program and         of all local government
                                  policies, which are             resolutions or executed
and BSRAs                         designed to facilitate the      brownfield site rehabilitation
                                  designation of Florida          agreements, visit the web
1. The city of Hollywood          Brownfield Areas within         addresses:
on Wednesday, September           the County. The County
18, designated the Liberia        has already received a          For a list of the latest
Oakwood Area as the fifty-        request to designate the        Designated Areas or copies
second brownfield area in         DMB/Loral, Peterson, and        of Resolutions:
Florida. The area                 Workman Electronics             http://www.dep.state.fl.us/wa
encompasses approximately         facilities at Fruitville and    ste/categories/brownfields/p
1,920 acres. The                  Cattleman roads.                ages/processes.htm
boundaries include Sterling
Road to the north, Sheraton       5. The city of Orlando is       For the latest list of
Street to the south, the          exploring a                     Executed BSRAs:
Oakwood Hills Shopping            recommendation from its         http://www.dep.state.fl.us/wa
Center Complex to the west,       Office of Economic              ste/categories/brownfields/p
and West Dixie Highway to         Development and                 ages/BSRA.htm
the east.                         Downtown Development
                                  Board to create a
2. Discussions with the                                           ***********************
                                  Downtown Economic
city of Bradenton about a         Enhancement District
brownfields project on a          (DEED). Staff based this        Federal
3-acre site along Manatee         recommendation after
Avenue West and Sixth             touring several communities
                                                                  Brownfield News
Avenue West continue. A           throughout the State of         and
resolution to designate the       Florida that have successful
site a Brownfields Area will      Brownfield Programs. Stay
                                                                  Announcements
be presented to the City          tuned for details as the City
Commission in late                explores its options for        1. New Grant Funding
September or early October.                                       Announced: The FY-03
                                  brownfields redevelopment.
                                                                  Brownfields grant
3. Pinellas County, and           6. The city of Clearwater’s     guidelines reflect a new
FDEP Brownfields and              Stevensons Creek                approach. The proposal
RCRA staffs have initiated        restoration project is one      process has also been
discussions about                 of many environmental           streamlined to allow
designation of a former US        projects located within the     applicants to prepare an
Department of Energy              City’s designated               initial proposal for funding
facility and surrounding          Brownfields Area.               under three different types of
property as a Florida             Planning work continues on      grants: assessment, RLF
Brownfields Area. This site       this project to restore the     and direct cleanup. EPA will
is another example of the         waterway by removing muck       review the applicants’ Initial
flexibility and the building of   and contaminated                Proposals, and, after
                                                                  ranking, will invite a subset
October 8, 2002                                 2
of these applicants to submit   may apply for funding            registered or tracked mail
to EPA their final proposals.   assessment activities in         to the EPA Region 4
                                excess of $700,000.              representative by
A wide range of                                                  November 27, 2002 with a
governmental entities is        Eligible governmental            copy to Headquarters.
eligible for assessment,        entities may apply for up        Applicants are encouraged
RLF and direct cleanup          to $1 million for an initial     to work with their EPA
grants. Eligible                RLF grant. Coalitions–           Regional Brownfields
governmental entities           groups of eligible entities–     Contacts (Mickey Hartnett,
include states, tribes, local   may apply together under         for Florida communities) in
governments, councils of        one grant recipient for up       the preparation of their Initial
government, and state           to $1 million per eligible       Proposals.
chartered redevelopment         entity. Revolving loan funds
agencies.                       generally are used to            2. The Florida A&M
                                provide no-interest or lower-    University Center for
In addition, the new            interest loans for brownfields   Environmental Equity and
Brownfields law provides        cleanups. The new                Justice submitted a pre-
two new ways in which           Brownfields law requires the     proposal for FY 2002-2003
non-profit organizations        applicant to contribute a 20     OWSER Innovative
may receive funding to          percent cost sharing for RLF     projects funding Pollution
clean up sites that they        awards; this cost share may      Prevention (P2) Practices
own. Non profit                 be in the form of money or,      in the Redevelopment of
organizations may apply         labor, material or services      Brownfields in Florida. A
directly to EPA for cleanup     that would be eligible and       key deliverable of this
grants for sites that they      allowable costs under the        project will be a guidance
own, In addition,               RLF grant. Applicants may        manual and protocol for
governmental RLF grant          requests waivers of the cost     consideration of P2 practices
recipients may use their        share requirements based         in brownfields
funding to award cleanup        on hardship, as described in     redevelopment. The project
subgrants to other eligible     the guideline.                   team includes FAMU,
entities, which now includes                                     Florida Pollution Prevention
certain non profit              Eligible governmental            Roundtable, Florida
organizations. Cleanup          entities may apply for up        Brownfields Association,
grants and RLF sub grants,      to $200,000 per site for         Enterprise Florida, Inc.,
unlike RLF loans, do not        cleanup grants for sites         FDEP, Florida Green
need to be repaid.              they own. Due to budget          Building Coalition and
                                limitations, no entity should    several local community and
Eligible governmental           apply for cleanup grants at      Environmental Justice
entities may apply for up       more than five sites.            representatives. For more
$400,000 in assessment          Cleanup grants also require      information, contact Dr.
funding–up to $200,000 of       the applicant to contribute a    Richard Gragg, at
which has to be used to         20 percent cost sharing for      Richard.graggiii@famu.edu.
address sites contaminated      cleanup grant awards; this
by hazardous substances,        cost share may be in the         New EPA Document
pollutants or contaminants,     form of money, labor,            Available:
and up to $200,000 of which     material or services that
has to be used to address       would be eligible and            3. Technical Approaches
sites contaminated by           allowable costs under the        to Characterizing and
petroleum. Applicants may       cleanup grant. Applicants        Redeveloping Brownfields
request a waiver of the         may requests waivers of the      Sites: Municipal Landfills
$200,000 site limits up to a    cost share requirements          and Illegal Dumps (EPA
$350,000 site limit, based on   based on hardship, as            625-R-02-002). The
the anticipated level of        described in the guideline.      guidance document gives
contamination, size, or                                          assistance to communities,
status of ownership. Due to     Initial Proposals must be        decision-makers, states and
budget limitations, no entity   postmarked or sent via           municipalities, academia,
October 8, 2002                               3
and the private sector to         in enacting this provision         For more information
address issues related to the     was to remove certain              concerning the conference,
redevelopment of                  liability barriers to purchases    visit the conference website
Brownfields sites,                of property and encourages         at www.brownfields2002.org.
specifically municipal landfill   redevelopment. EPA
and illegal dump sites. The       believes that, in most             Hotel and Conference
document helps users to           cases, the Brownfields             registration is available
understand the problems           Amendments make PPAs               ON-LINE. The Conference
associated with                   from the federal                   is FREE. Log in at:
redevelopment of these            government unnecessary.            www.brownfields2002.org.
sites, the sources of
information, which may help       5. The U. S. Environmental         For further questions, please
to assess the sites, and the      Protection Agency (EPA)            contact Marilyn Allen,
regulatory groups, which          has put together a short brief     Brownfields 2002
should be involved in the         concerning the benefits of         Coordinator at
process. The guidance has         Public Law 107-118, the            allen.marilyn@epa.gov or
appendices of relevant            Small Business Liability           (404) 562-8598.
terms, references, and            Relief and Brownfields
applicable technologies           Revitalization Act. This brief     *********************************
(January 2002, 70+ pages).        breaks out each title and          For copies of past issues of
View or download at               subtitle of the Act and            this newsletter or program
http://www.epa.gov/ORD/NR         provides a brief explanation       updates, visit the website:
MRL/Pubs/625R02002/625R           of what the Act includes. To       http://www.dep.state.fl.us/wa
02002.htm                         download a copy, please go         ste/categories/brownfields/p
                                  to:                                ages/monthly.htm.
4. New federal                    www.epa.gov/swerosps/bf/ht
policy/guidance issued for        ml-doc/2869sum.htm.                Thanks to all who have
Bona Fide Prospective                                                provided updates or
Purchasers and the New            6. The Brownfields 2002            information regarding the
Amendments to CERCLA.             Conference – Investing in          newsletter’s various topics.
Since 1989, EPA has               the Future – will introduce a
negotiated agreements that        new and enlarged                   Roger Register
provide a covenant not to         Brownfields program                Brownfields Liaison
sue for certain prospective       inspired by federal                Bureau of Waste Cleanup
purchasers of contaminated        legislation signed on              850.245.8934
property prior to their           January 11, 2002. The              roger.register@dep.state.fl.us
acquisition, in order to          Conference will be
resolve the potential liability   November 13-15, 2002 in             You have received this
due to ownership of such          Charlotte, North Carolina at        newsletter from Florida’s
property. These agreements        the Charlotte Convention            Brownfields Redevelopment
are known as Prospective          Center. The U.S. EPA, the           Program because you have
                                                                      been identified as a valuable
Purchaser Agreements              Engineers’ Society of
                                                                      member of the community
("PPAs"). In January 2002,        Western Pennsylvania, and           and the Brownfields
CERCLA was amended                the International City/County       Redevelopment Program.
through enactment of Public       Management Association
Law 107-118, titled the           are pleased to invite               To Subscribe or Unsubscribe:
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Brownfield Revitalization Act     opportunities to learn about        unsubscribe from this e-mail
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Amendments provide a              policies developed to               with the following in the
limitation on liability for       promote Brownfields                 message body:
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