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. As part of its commitment to sustainability and the utilization of existing infrastructure, through grants from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Brownfield and Land Revitalization Program, RPC facilitates the redevelopment of Brownfield sites in our member parishes by providing environmental assessments, cleanup plans, and technical assistance.
Our assessments may encompass one or more of the following activities:
Conducting Phase I environmental site assessments (ESAs) in Louisiana according to EPA’s All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) standard and current ASTM standards;
Conducting Phase II ESAs according to the most current version of ASTM that also meet the requirements of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (LDEQ’s) Risk Evaluation/ Corrective Action Program (RECAP) and Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP);
Preparing EPA-compliant Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) as required for projects funded by EPA that involve data collection;
Developing cleanup plans and EPA-related documents for Brownfield sites with LDEQ oversight under both LDEQ RECAP and VRP.
We are excited to continue our work with RPC in the Brownfields arena and help improve the quality of life in communities throughout Southeastern Louisiana. Sites are currently being assessed in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa Parishes, with a focus on St. Bernard Parish.