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What are Brownfields?
“Brownfields” are abandoned, idled, or underused industrial
or commercial properties with real or perceived
environmental contamination. Through grants from the US
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Regional
Planning Commission (RPC) provides funding assistance and
technical guidance to assist those interested in redeveloping
Brownfield sites in the city of New Orleans and the
surrounding parishes of Jefferson, Plaquemines, St.
Bernard, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa in southeast
Addressing potential environmental issues, especially
financial and regulatory hurdles, is often intimidating,
creating a barrier to the redevelopment or expanded use of
these sites. RPC’s Brownfield Redevelopment Program helps
convert these properties from community liabilities into
community assets by providing funding and guidance to
navigate the environmental process from investigation to
|Regional Planning Commission · Updated June 2014
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|Regional and State Partnering
RPC partners with other EPA Brownfield grantees in the Region, including the City of New Orleans,
Jefferson Parish, the City of Gretna, and the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as neighboring South
Central Planning and Development Commission and City of Baton Rouge. We also partner with the
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Brownfield and Voluntary Remediation Program.
Looking for EPA environmental data including the location of Brownfield sites in
your area? EPA’s Enviromapper provides information on Brownfield sites throughout
About the Regional Planning Commission
The Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) and the
Council of Governments (COG) for the New Orleans metropolitan region, serving Jefferson, Orleans,
Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa Parishes. Using funding provided through
EPA's Brownfield and Land Revitalization Program, RPC provides technical assistance and
environmental assessments for eligible Brownfield sites within our region. For more information about
the RPC and our other projects, please visit: www.norpc.org.
|Sites Enrolled in RPC's
Brownfield Redevelopment Program
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