The DEC Brownfield Assessment and Cleanup (DBAC) request period is now open for project work beginning in July 2015. DEC continues to assist Alaskan communities across the state by conducting environmental site assessments and cleanups at qualifying brownfield sites. In 2014, our work included site assessments, a limited cleanup effort, and characterization/cleanup planning. A DBAC is intended to help reduce the environmental uncertainties or conditions that hinder the reuse or redevelopment of a brownfield.
The objectives of a DBAC are to:
- Help clarify whether an environmental problem is limiting a site’s use or intended reuse or redevelopment;
- Help identify the nature and extent of contamination;
- Provide recommendations and estimate costs for additional assessment, if needed;
- Propose typical cleanup options and provide a general estimate of cleanup costs, if indicated; and
- When funding permits, conduct cleanup activities designed to enable reuse of a site.
In selecting projects, DEC looks for solid reuse or redevelopment plans and strong community support and commitment.
Deadline: 5:00pm AST on January 30, 2015.
Contact Amy Dieffenbacher at (907) 465-5368 for assistance or additional information.