Baton Rouge Brownfields Program
WHAT IS A BROWNFIELD?
BENEFITS OF CLEANING UP BROWNFIELD SITES
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
A site may be eligible if it is located within East Baton Rouge Parish, if the property is abandoned or underutilized, and has real or perceived contamination. Perception of even a minor environmental issue such as asbestos or lead paint is generally sufficient. We are able to partner with an wide range of public, private, and non-profit entities to provide the services offered by the program.
To participate in the Baton Rouge Brownfield Program, you should provide us with information about the property’s current owner, known past uses, the prospective purchaser of the property, any suspected environmental issues, and the redevelopment intent of the project.
All Appropriate Inquiry and Due Diligence
As part of the Baton Rouge Brownfield Program, eligible sites will be assessed in accordance with All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI). AAI is an important process that allows prospective purchasers to protect themselves from liability associated with contaminated sites. It also opens up additional funding and assistance from EPA and their grantees. To read more about AAI, click on the fact sheet link here.