Grants and Loans
Federal Tax Incentives for Brownfield Cleanup
Information about the Brownfields Tax Incentive, which was signed into law under the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. This was amended by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 2000 to delete the requirement that sites be located within certain targeted areas.
HUD: Financing Brownfield Redevelopment
Financing information from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Portland Brownfield Program can provide technical assistance free of charge to property owners, developers, and community members. Assistance is also available from:
Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC)
NEBC acts as an information clearinghouse by matching referrals to organizations and companies or individuals who need environmental services. Contact NEBC at 503-227-6361 or toll free at 888-609-6322.
Business Oregon (formerly Oregon Economic & Community Development Department)
EPA Data / GIS
Envirofacts Data Warehouse
Access to several EPA databases with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land
A wide range of federal, state, and local information about environmental conditions and features
Interactive maps and aerial photography displaying facility-based information
Events and Information
A wide variety of data – including property size, zoning, and cencus information - for properties in the Portland Metropolitan Area.
Webpage of the 2011 National Brownfields Conference, April 3-5, 2011 in Philadelphia.
Glossary of common brownfield acronyms
Chemicals and Cleanup Information
Clear and concise descriptions of a long list of hazardous substances.
A guide developed by Oregon DEQ.