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:
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.
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:
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:
HW/VRP Program Manager
200 W 17th Street, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne WY 82002