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The Office of Brownfield Reuse (OBR) was created to serve as the focal point for the Department’s brownfield program. OBR is charged with coordinating remediation and reuse efforts at specific brownfield sites and piloting innovative approaches to expedite the revitalization process. The first major OBR effort was the Brownfield Development Area (BDA) Program. This program works in partnership with municipalities and neighborhoods impacted by multiple brownfield sites. The BDA Program coordinates planning, resource acquisition and remediation with a focus on reuse. Individual BDAs are designated through a highly selective application process.

OBR administers several additional programs that support brownfield redevelopment. The Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund Program is a loan and grant program to investigate and remediate contaminated sites. The Brownfield Reimbursement Fund Program reimburses developers up to 75% of remediation costs based on certain new taxes that are generated from a brownfield project. OBR also administers the Landfill Redevelopment Program which focuses on the proper remediation and closure of landfills to support redevelopment. OBR provides federal tax incentive certifications that are required for expensing brownfield remediation costs. OBR provides supports to all NJ communities that have received EPA Brownfield grants.

Office of Brownfield Reuse
401 East State Street
PO Box 420, Mail Code: 05K
Trenton, NJ 08625
P: 609-984-1790