What is a Brownfield?
A Brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties increases local tax bases, facilitates job growth, utilizes existing infrastructure, takes development pressures off of undeveloped, open land, and both improves and protects the environment.
The Environmental Protection Commission was delegated the administration of the Brownfields Program in Hillsborough County, effective June 15, 2004. EPC has participated as an interested party in the Brownfields Program to date and has the expertise and resources to successfully administer the program within Hillsborough County. The FDEP and EPC believe that authorizing the local program to negotiate Site Rehabilitation Agreements and oversee the environmental cleanup of Brownfields will facilitate expansion of the program within the County.
The designation of Brownfield Areas is the responsibility of the local government. To designate an area please contact the following individuals:
- Hillsborough County (Unincorporated)
Jaksa Petrovic - Manager, Corporate Business Development, Hillsborough County Economic Development Department
Phone: (813) 273-3719
- City of Tampa
Daniel Fahey - Office of Environmental Coordination
Phone: (813) 348-1094
Please Contact Dan Fahey to inquire about the City's required pre-application meeting for Brownfields designation
- Plant City
Mike Karr - Community Services Manager
Phone: (813) 659-4200 ext. 4274
If you have questions regarding this program, please call (813) 627-2600 and request to speak with the Brownfields Coordinator.