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This guide covers redevelopment of a Brownfields property for all stakeholders. This guide identifies impediments to Brownfields development and suggests solutions to facilitate redevelopment. The sustainable Brownfields redevelopment process is a voluntary effort that actively engages property owners, developers, government agencies, and the community in conducting corrective action, economic evaluation, and other actions to promote the long-term productive reuse of a Brownfields property.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management, and Corrective Action, this guide was withdrawn in January 2012 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This guide covers redevelopment of a Brownfields property for all stakeholders. This guide identifies impediments to Brownfields development and suggests solutions to facilitate redevelopment. Both government and community groups are concerned with the quality of Brownfields redevelopment and wish to ensure that the redevelopment will not only protect public health and environment, but also be economically viable and benefit the community. The sustainable Brownfields redevelopment process is a voluntary effort that actively engages property owners, developers, government agencies, and the community in conducting corrective action, economic evaluation, and other actions to promote the long-term productive reuse of a Brownfields property. The process can make great strides toward sustainable redevelopment since it encourages economic vitality of an area which in turn can reduce other social problems at Brownfields properties including poverty, unemployment, and crime.
1.2 It is the intent of this guide to encourage a sustainable Brownfields redevelopment process through responsible private/public investment and redevelopment of Brownfields properties. Brownfields redevelopment is not strictly an environmental issue. In some cases, the environmental issues may be a minor component of the redevelopment project. The interrelated financial, regulatory, and community participation aspects of Brownfields redevelopment should also be addressed. Decisions made in one of these areas may affect responses in other areas. For example, a community's goals for the ultimate use of a property may affect corrective action and the cost of potential remedial action that, in turn, may enhance the redevelopment.
1.3 This guide is intended to describe a highly flexible process. This process is not linear, and not every project requires full use of all components of the process for effective implementation. The key to the process is the active engagement of government, developers, and the community to ensure successful sustainable Brownfields redevelopment process.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E1527 Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process
E1528 Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Transaction Screen Process
E1739 Guide for Risk-Based Corrective Action Applied at Petroleum Release Sites
E1912 Guide for Accelerated Site Characterization for Confirmed or Suspected Petroleum Releases
E1943 Guide for Remediation by Ground Water by Natural Attenuation at Petroleum Release Sites
E2081 Guide for Risk-Based Corrective Action for Chemical Releases
E2091 Guide for Activity and Use Limitations, Including Institutional and Engineering Controls
E2137 Guide for Estimating Monetary Costs and Liabilities for Environmental Matters
E2205 Guide for Risk-Based Corrective Action for the Protection of Ecological Resources