Brownfields Assistance

Contact
 
VRP/HWCA Program Manager
Ben Luckey
200 W. 17th Street, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002  
307-777-5617
 
Cindi Martinez
Brownfields and Orphan Sites Remediation Program Supervisor
200 W. 17th Street, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-2948
Brownfield Brochures

Application Form

This page contains downloadable Brownfields Asssistance application forms.

Applicants that are interested in applying for VRP eligibility need to submit two copies of the VRP/BA application form and a $550 fee to the following address:

Department of Environmental Quality
Solid & Hazardous Waste Division
200 W. 17th Street
2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: 307-777-7752
Primary contact: Cindi Martinez (307-777-2948)

Descriptive Narrative

This tab contains a downloadable copy of the Brownsfield Assistance Descriptive Narrative, which contains information about eligible properties, ineligible properties, the application and selection process, and additional resources. 

Eligibility Criteria

A site may be eligible to receive BA based on the following criteria:

Eligible applicants: local governments, their associated agencies, and quasi-governmental entities under the control of local governments.

Eligible properties: must meet the definitions of a “brownfield site” as defined by EPA and must be eligible to participate in the VRP. Properties impacted by hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants; impacted by controlled substances (e.g., methamphetamine); and petroleum or petroleum products (excluding sites regulated by the Leaking Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Program) may be eligible. Please see the BA Application package for additional information.

Glossary and Acronyms

This tab contains a downloadable version of the DEQ's Voluntary Remediation Program Glossary of Terms and Acronyms. This guide contains helpful explanations for approximately 150 different acronyms that pertain to the program. 

Pre-Application Assistance

If you are interested in applying to the BA program, DEQ offers pre-application assistance to potential applicants. If you are interested, you may contact DEQ to discuss:

  • BA eligibility criteria
  • The nature of known or suspected contamination
  • Potential reuse/redevelopment opportunities
  • The BA application process
  • The type of technical assistance that is available
  • The advantages of participating in Wyoming’s VRP

Note that DEQ cannot prepare written applications on behalf of applicants. Requests for pre-application assistance and questions regarding Wyoming’s VRP can be directed to the DEQ at the following addresses:

Jerry Breed
HW/VRP Program Manager
200 W 17th Street, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne WY 82002
307-777-5617

Many communities in Wyoming have properties that are abandoned or underutilized because of known or suspected environmental contamination. These properties, known as “brownfields,” may require cleanup before they are safe for reuse or redevelopment. The DEQ established the Brownfields Assistance (BA) program to help local governments investigate, cleanup, and reuse brownfield properties. 

Wyoming’s BA program can provide technical assistance to brownfield sites through:

  • Providing assistance in securing Targeted Brownfields Assistance grants through E.P.A.
  • Providing assistance and support letters when applying for E.P.A. Assessment, Cleanup, and Revolving Loan Fund grant applications
  • Providing community outreach, and identifying potential grant opportunities

To read the BA eligibility criteria, click here.

For pre-application assistance, click here

We’re looking for communities to participate in a Coalition Assessment Grant for the upcoming 2020-2021 grant cycle.  If you think there are brownfields in your community that may benefit from assessment grant funding, please get in touch.  A brochure on the assessment grant process is available for download below.