Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities Through the Brownsfields Program, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, March 28, 2017 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is a testimony compilation for the March 28, 2017 hearing, "Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities Through the Brownsfields Program," before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the testimony of Amanda W. LeFevre: "Brownfield Redevelopment plays an important role in addressing our country's ailing infrastructure. Redevelopment of brownfields reuses existing roads, bridges, water treatment plants and other infrastructure elements resulting in savings in development costs and the need to build new infrastructure that also requires maintenance. Funding, expertise and resources at the State, federal and local levels of government allow those redeveloping brownfields to layer funding and assistance to encourage redevelopment of Brownfields. The variety of tools allows entities to select the incentives and resources that will make their particular project work. [...] Brownfields and the associated voluntary cleanup programs are necessary to assist with cleanup and to allow property sales, redevelopments and financing to move forward. Sudden and significant cuts to the money coming to the States can and would cripple States programs, and if State programs cannot remain responsive, they will wither and collapse." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: J. Christian Bollwage, Deborah Robertson, Matt Zone, John Dailey, Amanda W. LeFevre, and Jonathan Philips.
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