Brownfields Assistance Program

The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Program empowers communities, developers, and stakeholders to assess, cleanup, and sustainably reuse brownfields.  WVDEP can provide free guidance and technical assistance throughout the brownfield redevelopment process.

Example services WVDEP provides include:

  • Review and explain environmental reports.
  • Provide technical and programmatical guidance to assess and remediate sites.
  • Assist with educating stakeholders and conducting community outreach.
  • Introduce similar projects successfully completed throughout the state and country.
  • Identify potential project funding sources.

Brownfields Assessment Grant

The Office of Environmental Remediation is administering an EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant to conduct environmental assessments of brownfield sites throughout West Virginia, with efforts concentrated on the towns of Rainelle and Rupert in Greenbrier County.  These towns were two of the most impacted when devastating flooding struck ten (10) West Virginia counties in June 2016.

The primary goal of this grant is to assess priority brownfields and return these properties to productive use for redevelopment out of the floodway or flood-mitigating greenspace and recreational opportunities within the floodway.

An initial brownfield sites inventory has been established for this project.  Sites in this inventory will be screened, prioritized, and then, if appropriate, assessed.  The inventory may be viewed by following the link below:

For more information, read the Brownfields Assessment Flood Recovery Project Brochure.

Brownfields Reference Documents for Download