Nationwide efforts to assess contamination are expected to slow during the coronavirus pandemic, the director of the EPA’s brownfields program said Wednesday.
- David Lloyd, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, said in a webinar he expects slower site assessments because they require the oversight of state governments, which are focused on virus response.
- The EPA’s program distributes grant funding for the assessment and cleanup of brownfield sites, which are underutilitzed properties that may or may not be contaminated.
- The EPA’s brownfield funding process hasn’t been affected, Lloyd said. He expects the impact on individual sites to come mostly from virus-related restrictions set by each individual state or jurisdiction.