Correction: Water Subcommittee to Examine the Role of the Brownfields Program in Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America
Washington - The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will hold a hearing next Tuesday to examine the federal brownfields program carried out by the Environmental Protection Agency, how the program has been successful in revitalizing communities and spurring economic growth, and potential improvements to the program.
In the United States, there are an estimated 450,000 to one million brownfields sites – properties where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Redevelopment of these abandoned sites can promote economic development, revitalize neighborhoods, enable the creation of public parks and open space, or preserve existing properties, including undeveloped green spaces.
This hearing of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, chaired by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA), is entitled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities through the Brownfields Program.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.
More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available.