Brownfields

Unlocking opportunities for abandoned industrial properties.

For years, Florida investors had a fear of contaminated properties. This was largely the result of some high-profile cases in which developers acquired former industrial properties — only to be held liable for prior contamination on the sites.

Fortunately, regulations have been adjusted to make it easier to rescue and re-develop “brownfield” sites (properties with abandoned industrial/commercial facilities in place).

Today, these properties represent vital opportunities for Florida, because reclaiming brownfield sites can help spare other pristine lands from development.

ERMI can be an essential ally in the re-use of environmentally impaired locations. We are experts in the legislation associated with brownfield usage, and can help property owners determine whether they are eligible for state-funded cleanup programs.

Specifically, our brownfield-related services include:
- Expert Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
- Complete groundwater and soil sampling
- Remedial Action Plans (RAP)
- Compliance consultation
- Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA)
- Long-term monitoring systems

ERMI President Steve Hilfiker is a member of the Florida Brownfields Association.