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2018 BUILD Act & the EPA Brownfields Program

Sponsored by: EPA Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization

Archived: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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The Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act (BUILD Act) was enacted as part of the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Act. The BUILD Act amends the 2002 Brownfields Amendments to CERCLA and authorizes changes to EPA's Brownfields program.

Members from EPA's Brownfields and Land Revitalization Program will provide an overview of how the BUILD Act changes some aspects of EPA’s brownfields grants, ownership and liability requirements, and State & Tribal Response Programs.

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A photograph of Patricia OvermeyerPatricia Overmeyer, U.S. EPA, Office of Brownfield and Land Revitalization, Deputy Director ( or 202-566-2774)
Ms. Overmeyer oversaw the implementation of EPA’s regulations governing required standards and practices for conducting environmental site assessments or “All Appropriate Inquiries,” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). She served as EPA’s Designated Federal Official for the Agency’s Federal Advisory Committee that was tasked with developing the All Appropriate Inquiries regulation. Prior to her tenure with the Brownfields Program, Ms. Overmeyer worked in U.S. EPA’s Hazardous Waste Identification Division where she was responsible for the development of regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

A photograph of Rachel LentzRachel Lentz, USEPA, Office of Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization ( or 202-566-2745)
Rachel Lentz is the Grants Team Leader in the Office of Brownfields & Land Revitalization in the EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management. Rachel has worked in brownfields for over a decade, and was the Tribal lead for six years. Rachel received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2002, and a law degree from American University, Washington College of Law in 2010.

Megan Quinn, Budget Team Lead, U.S. EPA, Office of Brownfield and Land Revitalization ( or 202-566-2773)

Aimee Storm, Land Revitalization Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Office of Brownfield and Land Revitalization ( or 202-566-0633)


A photograph of Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( or 202-566-0832)
Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.

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