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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Greener Practices for Business, Site Development and Site Cleanups: A Toolkit

Greener Practices for Business, Site Development and Site Cleanups: A Toolkit

This Toolkit was originally designed to target cleanup site customers, so you may find references targeting this type of site. However, most of the options in the Toolkit apply to brownfields and greenfields alike. Historically, the focus at cleanup sites has been on cleaning up a spill or release of contaminants into the air or water or onto land. Limited attention has been given by regulatory customers and programs to prevent similar releases from happening in the future or using the experience of a cleanup to inspire a business or community to change its practices towards improved environmental outcomes. That is changing, however, especially as more and more communities insist on good business neighbors. Development guidelines have been published by some communities that emphasis cleaner manufacturing practices and low-impact developments. Cleanup programs included in this initiative are the Voluntary Investigation and Cleanup (VIC) Program, the Superfund Program and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action Program. Although the Toolkit was not developed with petroleum tank release sites or closed landfill sites in mind, some of the guidelines are applicable.


Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

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