Ensured Adequate Public Process in Brownfields Covenants Program

The Alliance successfully incorporated modifications into the Brownfield Covenant Not to Sue regulations to ensure adequate public process and participation. The amendments build on the success of the Brownfields Covenant Program by making the application process more efficient, clarifying the rules, and better enabling Brownfields Covenants to work for the most challenging contaminated properties in the Commonwealth. These changes are intended to make contaminated properties more attractive to developers without sacrificing the Commonwealth’s cleanup standards or other environmental goals. The amended regulations are effective October 17, 2008.