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Brownfields Program

Helping Transform Vermont's Underutilized Developed Properties

Brownfield:  A property on which expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the release or threatened release of a hazardous material.

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, encourages brownfield reuse projects as a means of accomplishing positive environmental and human health impacts while advancing sound land-use practices.  Reuse of historically productive properties supports sustainable development trends and promotes community and economic growth. The Brownfields Response Program works to provide developers with tools to help deliver projects in a safe, timely and cost effective manner, focusing on three areas: limitation of environmental liability; technical assistance; and financial assistance.  In some instances, the Brownfields Response Program collaborates with Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development and Vermont’s eleven Regional Planning Commissions. Our Brownfields Handbook describes how to navigate a variety of brownfields redevelopment projects. 

Mailing Address:
Department of Environmental Conservation
1 National Life Drive, Davis 1
Montpelier, VT  05620-3704
Phone (802) 828-1138
Fax  (802) 828-1011