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Global Public Policy

ICSC meets with EPA Region 6 officials

October 3, 2019

On October 3, ICSC members met with Ken McQueen, Administrator of EPA Region 6, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. This marks the fifth such meeting between ICSC and EPA Regional Administrators – prior meetings took place in Region I (Boston), Region IV (Atlanta), Region V (Chicago), and Region IX (California). Topics discussed at the introductory meeting included ICSC environmental policy priorities, reforms to the Obama-era Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, streamlining of the brownfield and Superfund programs and redevelopment opportunities for sites in Region 6. 

ICSC members advocated for the expedited delisting of sites from the National Priorities List (NPL) and urged consideration of partial delisting as a best practice with a focus on risk-based cleanups. ICSC members also support the shifting of oversight of non-NPL federal sites to state brownfield voluntary cleanup programs. ICSC believes EPA should prioritize its resources to focus on sites with the highest impact and best future public benefit and urges EPA to accelerate its decision-making process in an effort to contain oversight costs. Additionally, many ICSC members have taken advantage of brownfields grants through their municipalities and have found these grants to be a valuable tool in property tax relief and liability protections.

EPA Region 6 is looking for examples of positive collaboration with the Opportunity Zone program, as well as feedback on specific sites in the region for possible delisting from the NPL.

For more information or to participate in an upcoming meeting, contact Abby Jagoda at ajagoda@icsc.com.

ICSC staff and members met with EPA officials in early October in Dallas, TX.