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The Office of Brownfield Reuse

In October 2002, the Office of Brownfield Reuse (OBR) was created to serve as the focal point for the Department’s brownfield program.  OBR is charged with coordinating remediation and reuse efforts at specific brownfield sites and piloting innovative approaches to expedite the revitalization process.  The first major OBR effort was the Brownfield Development Area (BDA) Program.  This program works in partnership with municipalities and neighborhoods impacted by multiple brownfield sites. The BDA Program coordinates planning, resource acquisition and remediation with a focus on reuse.  Individual BDAs are designated through a highly selective application process.

OBR administers several additional programs that support brownfield redevelopment, including: the Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Program, a loan and grant program to investigate and remediate contaminated sites; the Brownfield Reimbursement Fund Program, a program that reimburses developers up to 75% of remediation costs based on certain new taxes that are generated from a brownfield project; the Landfill Redevelopment Program, a program that focuses on the proper remediation and closure of landfills to support redevelopment; and federal tax incentive certifications required for expensing brownfield remediation costs.   It also provides supports to all NJ communities that have received EPA Brownfield grants.


NJDEP-Office of Brownfield Reuse
401 East State Street
PO Box 028
Trenton, NJ  08625

609-292-1251 (phone)
609-777-1914 (fax)

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