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Brownfields are real property that may be complicated by the presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants yet such properties may be eligible for redevelopment and resue.

Our Mission is to reach out for opportunities to create partnerships that improve Nevadan's lives and the quality of our communities; our goal is to be acknowledged as an agency that maximizes opportunities through the creative and efficient use of resources.

About the Program: The Nevada Brownfields Program currently operates a $2 million dollar revolving loan fund intended to help property owners or developers cover the costs associated with the cleanup of sites with environmental contamination. Secured loans can be provided at below-market rates and with flexible repayment options at those sites, which are undergoing cleanup, under the State's "corrective action" regulations.

Specifically, the loan funding can be used to pay for any required cleanup actions under the State's cleanup program. All private landowners and developers may be eligible for the loan program as long as they are not responsible for causing the contamination to be cleaned up with the loan funds.

Loan funds are to be used only for cleanup activities, not site construction, development functions or assessment activities. Loan rates and repayment schedules are negotiable on a site-by-site basis, although the NDEP will rely on recommendations made by its independent fund manager to ensure the long-term stability of the fund.

Recent Events
November 17-19, 2010 — Staff from Nevada Brownfields Program Present Posters at the Nevada Association of Counties Annual Conference in Reno.

August 10 & 12, 2010 — Brownfield Funding Workshop (Carson City August 10, 2010 - Las Vegas August 12, 2010) The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection & The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently presented State and Federal Brownfields Funding Workshops in Carson City and Las Vegas. The workshop documents are now posted on this website.

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