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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1000, Portland, OR 97204

Brownfield Links and Resources

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. 

Technical Assistance

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 Brownfields

Brownfields Home

Environmental Justice

Brownfields Technology Support Center

EPA Data / GIS 

Envirofacts Data Warehouse
Access to several EPA databases with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land 

My Environment
A wide range of federal, state, and local information about environmental conditions and features 

Enviromapper
Interactive maps and aerial photography displaying facility-based information

Other Partners 

Oregon DEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program Information

Northwest Environmental Business Council

HUD Urban EZ/EC Website

GSA Brownfields Initiative

Brownfields Economic Development Initiative

NOAA Coastal Brownfields

The Training Exchange

Groundwork USA

Oregon Economic & Community Development Department

Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust 

Events and Information 

PortlandMaps

A wide variety of data – including property size, zoning, and cencus information - for properties in the Portland Metropolitan Area. 

2011 National Brownfields Conference

Webpage of the 2011 National Brownfields Conference, April 3-5, 2011 in Philadelphia. 

Glossary  of common brownfield acronyms 

Chemicals and Cleanup Information  

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry

Clear and concise descriptions of a long list of hazardous substances. 

Selecting an Environmental Consultant

A guide developed by Oregon DEQ.