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Brownfields Redevelopment

Brownfields properties are parcels of land that were once used for industrial or commercial purposes, and are suspected of containing potentially hazardous contamination as a result of past operations.   EPA’s Brownfields Program was designed to empower various stakeholders to come together and work towards the common goal of redeveloping and reusing Brownfields properties.  The Brownfields Program provides incentives and funding for stakeholders to be utilized in the assessment, clean up and redevelopment of these lands.  In addition, the Program provides guidance and tools to ensure compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations.  

TestAmerica’s Capabilities in Support of Brownfields Redevelopment

The assessment and remediation of Brownfields properties can be a complex and challenging endeavor.  TestAmerica has over 20 years’ experience providing analytical testing services in support of Brownfields redevelopment and cleanups.  Our approach to Brownfields support blends high quality analytical techniques with personalized project management support to create unique and cost effective solutions for your environmental testing needs.

TestAmerica’s analytical offerings in support of Brownfield sites are robust, with capabilities to analyze matrices such as soil, water, air, waste, building debris and sediment.  This large portfolio of analytical methods allows TestAmerica to offer a single source solution to your environmental testing needs, reducing your field costs and logistical burdens, while also mitigating the risks associated with working with multiple laboratories. 

TestAmerica offers customized project management solutions to ensure that your Brownfields redevelopment project needs are met.  Our highly experienced Project Managers will work with you to determine the analytical and reporting needs required for your project.  In addition to project management support, TestAmerica also offers logistical support solutions such as sampling, courier and bottle kit preparation.  Together, we will develop cost effective solutions to meet your regulatory and compliance goals.

TestAmerica Brownfield Project Experience

Through our many years of experience working with Brownfields site stakeholders, TestAmerica has developed many solutions for our customers including:

  • TestAmerica has provided ongoing support for the State of Hawaii Brownfields program, funded by Federal grants.  Supporting brownfield redevelopment efforts at a former MSW Incinerator facility, TestAmerica performed analyses for heavy metals for a variety of investigation and cleanup actions over the past five years, and most recently has implemented multi-incremental sample processing procedures for large (2 Kg) sample composites coupled with up-scaled (10 g) metals digestion procedures.  TestAmerica has provided Level IV data packages for third party validation for all sites supported under this program.
  • TestAmerica provides analytical support to an Eastern U.S. Environmental Consulting firm at six discrete project locations in support of Brownfields site assessments and redevelopment activities.  Project analytical requirements include Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOC), Pesticides, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Herbicides, Total & Dissolved Metals, and inorganic parameters. Four of the six sites were funded by EPA Brownsfields Pilot Project money, requiring full CLP analytical protocols and data packages prepared for third party validation.