Technical Assistance to Brownfield Communities Program (NJIT TAB)

Key Contacts: State Brownfield Programs within EPA Regions 1, 3 & 4

Region 1


There are three State agencies available to provide Brownfield redevelopment support in Connecticut. They are the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Connecticut Brownfields Redevelopment Authority (CBRA), which is housed within the Connecticut Development Authority (CDA), and the Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development, which is within the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. Contact information for them is a follows:

Cynthia Petruzzello
Vice President, Brownfields Redevelopment
Connecticut Brownfields Redevelopment Authority
Tel: (860) 258-7833
Fax: (860) 721-9147

Mark R. Lewis
Brownfields Coordinator
Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT  06106
Tel: (860) 424-3768
Fax: (860) 424-4057

Ned Moore
Department of Economic and Community Development
Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development
Tel: (860) 270-8148

Lilia Kieltyka
Community Development Agent
Department of Economic and Community Development
Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: (860) 270-8193
Fax:  860-270-8157


The Massachusetts Brownfield Act was passed in 1998. It provided for certain programs and financial incentives. Key contacts associated with these programs are shown below:

Brownfield Information- Mass DEP

Rodney Elliot
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP)
Director of Brownfields
Tel: (617) 292-5523

Mass DEP Regional Brownfields Contacts

Northeast Regional Office - Joanne Fagan Tel: (978) 694-3390    Central Regional Office - Diane Belliveau  Tel: (508) 767-2805     Southeast Regional Office - Ellie Grillo Tel: (508) 946-2866  
Western Regional Office - Ben Fish Tel: (413) 755-2285

MA Brownfields Redevelopment Access to Capital Program

Thomas Barry
Massachusetts Business Development Corporation
Tel: (781) 928-1106

MA Brownfields Redevelopment Fund

Mass Development
Tel: (800) 445-8030


The Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management has the responsibility for administering Maine’s Brownfield Program. Contact information is below:

Nick Hodgkins, Brownfields Program
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management
Tel: (207) 287-4854
Fax: (207) 287-7716

New Hampshire:

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services administers the New Hampshire Brownfields Program. Contact information is provided below:

Mike McCluskey, PE
Brownfields Program
Hazardous Waste Remediation Bureau
29 Hazen Drive, PO Box 95              
Concord, NH 03302-0095
Tel (603) 271-2183
Fax (603) 271-2181
H. Keith DuBois, P.G.
Assistant Director
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Waste Management Division
Tel: (603) 271-2987
Fax: (603) 271-2181

Rhode Island:

Primarily two entities are responsible for Brownfield assistance in Rhode Island. The economic Development Corp provides financing through a revolving loan fund. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), Office of Waste Management is the primary Rhode Island regulatory agency overseeing the investigation and clean up of Brownfield sites. Contacts are listed below:

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Kelly Owens
Brownfild Coordinator
R.I. Department of Environmental Management
Office of Waste Management
Tel: (401) 222-2797 x7108
Fax: (401) 222-3813

Rhode Island Targeted Brownfields Assessment Program
Cynthia Gianfrancesco
R.I. Department of Environmental Management
Office of Waste Management
Tel: (401) 222-2797

Rhode Island Revolving Loan Fund
William Parsons
Brownfields Coordinator
Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
Tel: (401) 278-9100 ex 130


The Vermont Brownfield program is a collaborative effort between the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (VANR), Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. Also providing certain brownfield assistance programs are Vermont’s eleven Regional Planning Commissions. Contact information is provided below:

Technical Assistance Program

Patricia Coppolino
Brownfields Project Manager
Department of Environmental Conservation
Tel: (802) 241-1093

Brownfield Revitalization Fund

Kiersten Bourgeois
Department of Economic Development
Tel: (802) 828-5220


Region 3


The Delaware Brownfields Program is divided between two government agencies in Delaware. They are the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Delaware Economic Development Office.   DNREC has established the Delaware Hazardous Substances Cleanup Act Advisory Committee that advises DNREC on matters relating to Brownfields legislation, regulation and policy.

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

James M. Poling
Brownfields Administrator
391 Lukens Dr., New Castle, DE 19720
Tel: (302) 395-2636
Fax : (302) 395-2637

Delaware Brownfields HSCA Advisory Committee

Christina Wirtz
Outreach Ombudsman
391 Lukens Dr., New Castle, DE 19720
Tel: (302) 395-2515
Fax : (302) 395-2637

Washington DC:

The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) maintains a Voluntary Clean up Program (VCP) that provides technical assistance, maintains a database of cleaned properties and VCP clean up activities oversight. The DDOE can be contacted at:

District Department of the Environment (DDOE)
1200 First Street, NE, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Attn:  James Sweeney
Tel : (202) 535-2600


The Maryland Brownfield Program is a voluntary clean up plan program operated by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and a Brownfields Revitalization Incentive Program (BRIP) administered by the Department of Business and Economic Development. Contact information is provided below:

Maryland Department of the Environment
Voluntary Clean up/Brownfields Division

Jim Metz
Tel : (410) 537-3493

Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
Brownfields Incentive Program

Jim Henry
Tel : (410) 767-6353


Brownfields redevelopment is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields program. Additional incentives are provided by the Department of Community and Economic Development.

For contact information for DEP’s six regional offices, visit and click on Regional Resources.

For cleanup standards and land recycling program information, contact:

Troy Conrad
Phone 717.783.1566


The Virginia Brownfields/Land Renewal Program is primarily administered through the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Remediation Programs. Contact information is below:

Department of Environmental Quality
Office of Remediation Programs

J. Meade R. Anderson, CPG
Brownfields Program Manager
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
629 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Tel : (804) 698-4179

West Virginia:

The Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) stems from the Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act of 1997. It is primarily administered by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Office of Environmental Remediation (WVDEP OER). The OER has organized certain Brownfield functions under the Division of Land Restoration. These offices include environmental remediation and special reclamation. Contact information is provided below:

Office of Environmental Remediation

Hickman, Patricia (Program Manager)
131A Peninsula Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Tel.: (304) 238-1220 x 3517

Martin, Don (Assistant Director)
PO Box 38
French Creek, WV 26218
Tel : (304) 926-0499 x1275

Division of Land Restoration

Ken Ellison, Director
Tel : (304) 926-0455

In addition to assistance provided by the WVDEP and the West Virginia Development Office (WVDO), the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers at Marshall University and West Virginia University as promulgated by the state legislature, also provide Brownfields assistance. Contact information is provided below:

Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University

Patrick Kirby
Program Coordinator
Tel : (304) 293-6984

Southern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University

George Carico
Program Coordinator
Tel : (304) 696 5456


Region 4


Sonja Favors, Chief
Redevelopment Section
Alabama Department of Environmental Management
1400 Coliseum Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36110-2400


Kim Walker, Brownfields Liaison
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road, Ms 4505
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400


The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) established the Brownfields Program in 2003 to address economic and environmental challenges posed by contaminated properties.  The program facilitates voluntary cleanup and reuse of brownfields by offering liability protection and other incentives to innocent purchasers designed to improve demand for these properties. For more information please visit the following link.
Shannon Ridley
Brownfield Coordinator
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SE
Suite 1054, East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334


Herb PetitjeanBrownfield Coordinator
Amanda LeFevre
Brownfield Program
Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Compliance Assistance
300 Sower Boulevard
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601


Mississippi’s Brownfield Program was created in 1998 and is managed by the Groundwater Assessment and Remediation Division of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).  For more information please follow the following link.
William McKercher
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
515 Amite Street
P.O. Box 2261
Jackson, MS 39225-2261
601- 961-5731

North Carolina:

Bruce Nicholson, Program Manager
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
217 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

South Carolina:

Robert Hodges
Brownfield & Dry-cleaning Program
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201


The Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC) provides assistance to Tennessee communities, quasi-governmental agencies, non-profits, and other eligible entities on EPA 104(k) Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grants. Its staff will provide support and guidance on applying for grants, in addition to technical support for entities that are successful in securing an EPA 104(k) Brownfields Grant.  TDEC also makes available a toolbox that can explain the Brownfields process in straightforward terms, and provide rural and smaller city governments/entities/communities with a systematic, start-to-finish guide to brownfields redevelopment. The Toolbox lists and summarizes available state and federal tools and incentives local governments may want to utilize in pursuing redevelopment of a Brownfields site in their community. For more information please visit the following link.
Robin Heriges, Deputy Director
Division of Remediation
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave
Nashville, TN 37243