Indian General Assistance (GAP) Program Tribal Solid Waste Program Superfund Tribal Response Program (Brownfield)
Indian General Assistance (GAP) Program: Tribal Solid Waste Program: Superfund: Tribal Response Program (Brownfield):
Brownfield Tribal Response Program Under the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the definition of a Brownfield is "real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, petroleum products, or is mine-scarred land. Includes all "real property," including residential, as well as commercial and industrial properties." The Brownfield Program is funded by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and provides support to states, communities, tribes, and nonprofits to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. The Walker River Paiute Tribe was awarded the Brownfield Tribal Response Program on April 27, 2017 by EPA with the objective to establish and/or enhance the Walker River Paiute Tribe's response program that includes timely survey and inventory of brownfield sites; oversight and enforcement authorities to ensure that response actions protect human health and the environment; resources to provide meaningful public involvement; mechanisms for approval of a cleanup plan and verification of complete responses. A site can be considered a brownfield site so long as it meets the EPA definition of a brownfield site. This may include, but is not limited to, meth labs, industrial facilities, illegal dump sites, mine-scarred lands, gas stations/convenient stores, landfills, auto shops, residential homes, and offices where contamination hinders the future redevelopment, reuse, or expansion of the site.
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