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Slow Progress Has Been Made in Cleaning Up and Redeveloping Contaminated Brownfield Sites, Report No. 02-08, February 2002
 
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  • the Department of Environmental Protection, the Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development (OTTED), and Enterprise Florida, Inc., (EFI) improve intergovernmental coordination of brownfield-related activities;
  • the Legislature consider establishing a forum for brownfields stakeholders to discuss needs and develop strategies for addressing identified problems;
  • the department, OTTED, and EFI develop an action plan to implement key strategies, such as developing a database available through the Internet that provides specific information needed to help assess the feasibility of redeveloping brownfield sites;
  • the Legislature consider increasing the program’s loan guarantee incentive from 10% of a loan made by a lending institution to a qualified developer to 50% or higher; and
  • the Legislature consider allowing firms employing fewer than 10 people or paying less than 80% of the average county wage to qualify for state brownfield incentives.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Waste Management

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 11-15 Over 600 Brownfield Acres Cleaned Up; Businesses Take Advantage of Program Incentives,published in April 2011.
  • Report No. 05-32 OPPAGA Report: Locals Find State Urban Revitalization Programs Useful; More Centralized Program Information Would Be Helpful, published in May 2005.
  • Report No. 04-18 Progress Report:  Brownfield Rehabilitation Is Increasing; More Time Needed to Assess Program’s Impact, published in February 2004.

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