Oklahoma to Receive Significant Brownfields Funding

For Immediate Release:  June 1, 2022

Contact: Erin Hatfield, (405) 437.8468 or erin.hatfield@deq.ok.gov

EPA recently announced a combined $9.8 million in Brownfields funding for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, the City of Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. A brownfield is any property where future use is affected by real or perceived environmental contamination. Through brownfields, communities have been able to reinvest in themselves, returning properties to beneficial reuse. Cleaning up and redeveloping these properties increases local tax bases, facilitates job growth, preserves historic structures, and improves public health while turning environmental liabilities into economic drivers for the community.

The 2022 National Brownfields Conference will be held at the Oklahoma City Convention Center on August 16-19, 2022. This conference will provide an excellent opportunity to learn how communities and businesses may benefit from brownfields funding while also providing attendees a forum to network with professionals with substantial brownfields experience. The conference will feature an Environmental Justice Caucus on Monday, August 15th between 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Brownfields University on Tuesday, August 16, as well as many other programs and speakers. The conference community reception will be held at the Jones Assembly on Thursday, August 18 from 5-7 p.m.

For more information on the 2022 National Brownfields Conference, including how to register, the agenda and sponsorship opportunities, please go to: https://brownfields2022.org/