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Brownfield workshop is Thursday

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The City of Atmore and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management will jointly sponsor a Brownfield 101 workshop this Thursday, November 14, at Atmore City Hall.
The workshop will include many aspects of recovering brownfields — properties that are either contaminated or thought to be contaminated and usually idle, underutilized or abandoned — that might be made safe for redevelopment.
Among the topics to be discussed are consideration of a Brownfields site for redevelopment; Alabama’s Brownfields Redevelopment and Voluntary Cleanup Program and its benefits; and how to enroll in the program.
ADEM representatives will also discuss eligibility of specific sites for inclusion in the program, what to do once a property has been accepted under provisions of the program, and the Alabama Land Recycling Revolving Loan Fund Program, which provides funds for remediation of contaminated sites.
Information on other incentives for redevelopment of Brownfields sites, such as federal and state tax abatements, are available from the Alabama Department of Revenue. To find out more about these tax incentives, contact Kelly Graham, by phone at 334-242-1188 or by email at kelly.graham@revenue.alabama.gov.
For those unable to attend Thursday’s free workshop, more information on Brownfields redevelopment may be obtained by contacting Redevelopment Section Industrial Hazardous Waste Branch Land Division, by phone or fax at 334-271-7700, or by email at brvcp@adem.alabama.gov.