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What is the Brownfields Redevelopment Task Force?

Any former or current commercial or industrial site, currently vacant or underutilized and on which there has been, or there is suspected to have been, a discharge of a contaminant. (Source: Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10B-1 et seq.)

The Brownfields Redevelopment Task Force (BRTF) was created in 1998 under Section 5 of the New Jersey Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act. The 13-member Task Force consists of seven representatives from State agencies and six public members. The six public members are appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Chair of the Task Force is selected by the Governor. The BRTF assists municipalities and counties in using brownfield redevelopment to help implement Smart Growth strategies in their plans and initiating an inventory of marketable brownfield sites for prospective developers with the support of the Brownfields Redevelopment InterAgency Team. (BRIT)

BRIT is a resource group comprised of representatives from these State agencies and programs:

BRIT helps by:

• Introducing projects to State agencies and departments
• Promoting communication between the State, municipality and developers
• Streamlining the redevelopment process—from identifying opportunities and obstacles to providing financial and technical assistance
• Supplying the Brownfields Redevelopment Resource Kit, a useful reference for State resources and support from initial planning stages through project design, cleanup, construction and reimbursement
• Offering outreach to brownfields stakeholders via seminars, workshops and meetings

For names and contact information of Task Force and BRIT members, please visit:  

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