Kentucky Petroleum Brownfields
The Kentucky Brownfield Program has funding to conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments on properties that may be contaminated with petroleum. Contact our program staff to find out if your property is eligible for a free assessment.
Brownfields are abandoned, unused, or underused properties where redevelopment is hindered due to known or suspected contamination. Examples of brownfields can include anything from a former industrial site to an empty building with asbestos, lead and other hazardous materials. Although brownfields are often considered problem properties, they can be redeveloped and turned into opportunities to clean up the environment, boost the local economy, and build a stronger community. Brownfield redevelopment projects also serve as a catalyst for larger revitalization efforts and support environmental justice goals for ensuring equitable development in underserved communities.
Funding for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments or AAI
Brownfield redevelopment is a multi-step process that begins with identifying sites, assessing potential contamination and analyzing samples. After assessments are completed, the focus shifts to cleanup and redevelopment. To be considered for liability protection, the most important step in the process is to conduct an All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI), or Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, before acquiring the property. For more information and to apply for a no-cost site assessment, visit Targeted Brownfield Assessments