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The limited resources and distressed “fragile economy” of the counties and communities within the UCPCOG region contribute to abandoned commercial or industrial sites or “brownfields” that remain vacant and/or underutilized, causing blight on local landscapes and potential threat to the health and welfare of local communities. The UCPCOG Communitywide Brownfields Assessment Program provides initial resources to assist in the mitigation of these problems.

Through EPA’s Technical Assistance Program comprehensive inventories of potential brownfield sites in the region were conducted in August 2010 and March 2011. As a result, over 140 potential brownfield sites were identified, including most of the 87 inactive hazardous sites within the region that were on the NC Inactive Hazardous Sites. In addition, five percent of the State’s unregulated landfills and 469 facilities with an aggregate estimate of 1,550 underground storage tanks (USTs) are also located within the region.  Brownfield site inventory and identification continues throughout the 5-county UCPCOG region (Wilson, Nash, Edgecombe, Halifax and Northampton Counties).  To contact a UCPCOG representative to learn more about this inventory or suggest additional vacant commercial or industrial properties with development linkages see the Contact Information page.  

In preparation for implementing the 2011 EPA Brownfields Communitywide Brownfields Assessment Grant, the brownfields inventory was divided into primary development and secondary development sites.  The primary development sites are those with direct redevelopment opportunities; the secondary sites have interest and/or critical linkages (such as location along major highways).  Primary sites are prime candidates for the Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments fundable through the EPA Communitywide Brownfields Assessment Program.  


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