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ADEM Redevelopment Programs

ADEM has several programs to promote and guide the redevelopment of Brownfields.
  • The Brownfields Redevelopment and Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) provides oversight for the voluntary assessment and cleanup of contaminated brownfields sites. A fee-driven program, its greatest benefits are the significant liability protections afforded during and after assessment and cleanup activities.
  • The Alabama Land Recycling Revolving Fund Program offers low interest loans to governmental entities on a competitive basis for the remediation of contaminated sites. To be eligible, the applicants must own the properties. The negotiated loans generally have a 10-year payback period.
  • The Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Program is a voluntary program that allows eligible parties to be reimbursed for assessment and cleanup costs at current and former dry cleaner sites, making redevelopment easier and less costly. ADEM provides oversight of initial investigations, assessments and cleanup of these sites. The overall program is under the direction of the Drycleaner Trust Fund Board.
  • ADEM's Federal Brownfields Program is funded by an EPA grant. ADEM provides technical assistance, information and training about the EPA Brownfields program in Alabama, and also conducts a limited number of Brownfields site assessments for local governments or non-profit organizations at no cost. ADEM staff develops, updates and maintains data and information on Brownfields sites, VCP, and dry cleaner sites, and other information that may be useful to local governments and developers considering sites.