EPA Science Inventory

COST ESTIMATING TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR ADDRESSING SITES UNDER THE BROWNFIELDS INITIATIVE

Citation:

Eastern Research Group, Inc. COST ESTIMATING TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR ADDRESSING SITES UNDER THE BROWNFIELDS INITIATIVE. EPA/625/R-99/001 (NTIS PB99-155467), 1999.

Description:

Brownfields redevelopment contributes to the revitalization of communities across the U.S. Reuse of these abandoned, contaminated sites spurs economic growth, builds community pride, protects public health, and helps maintain our nation's "greenfields," often at a relatively low cost. This document contains information on cost-estimating tools and resources for addressing cleanup costs at brownfields sites and is designed to be used in conjunction with other guidances and references. Obtaining an estimate of the cost to clean up brownfields sites is an important component of the overall decision making process for planners. This document has been prepared to present different types of cost estimates: an Order of Magnitude Estimate, a Budget Estimate and a Definitive Estimate. These types of estimates are developed at different stages of a project and are intended to result in increasing levels of certainty of the ultimate cost. Cost-estimating information, models and services are also described. The cost of cleaning up a site will be determined by the accuracy of site assessment data and the cleanup goals which are based on expected future use of the site.

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COST ESTIMATING TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR ADDRESSING SITES UNDER THE BROWNFIELDS INITIATIVE

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER)
Start Date: 06/10/1999
Completion Date: 06/10/1999
Record Last Revised: 10/09/2008
Record Created: 09/26/2003
Record Released: 09/26/2003
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 64229

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY