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This Just in from Capitol Hill

As the 108th Congress moved toward its October 8 adjournment for the November elections, it continued to act on matters of importance to the brownfield community. At the end of the session: The Senate Appropriations Committee approved $165 million for EPA’s brownfield program, slightly lower than the amount already approved by the House. The committee also included language permitting recipients to claim “reasonable” administrative costs and allowed applicants to seek funding for sites that they owned prior to the date the brownfield program took effect — January 11, 2002. The House is opposed to these provisions, and an agreement still needs to be worked out. The Senate Appropriations Committee also approved $25 million for HUD’s Brownfield Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) program. The House has already included $24 million for this program, virtually assuring its continuation. The Bush Administration opposes funding for this program.   Congress included an as-is extension of…Log In to Read Full Article

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