EPA logo Revitalizing Petroleum Brownfields with the Triad Approach

Even property contaminated or thought to be contaminated by past practices has value. This is especially true when the owner wants to reuse the property for the originally intended use, the property is abandoned and located on busy transportation corridors, or the property is otherwise well-suited to revitalization.

The Triad Approach

One way to revitalize property is to take advantage of streamlined planning approaches and emerging technologies. Elements of one streamlining approach called "the Triad" have been used by many property owners and communities to help speed land reuse. The Triad approach involves comprehensive stakeholder planning, well crafted information sharing practices, and the targeted assistance of environmental professionals to find and (if needed) clean up contamination as part of the land revitalization process.

About this Web Site

This Web site presents information communities can use to plan land revitalization efforts for contaminated properties. It provides a generalized blueprint of how a community or property owner can use the Triad approach to assist in land revitalization and highlights specific examples of how stakeholders have used Triad principles to put the puzzle of land reuse together.

IntroductionSystematic program/project planning, dynamic work strategies, and real time measurement systems.
BackgroundThe underground storage tank and brownfields universe.
Case StudiesReal-life examples of the Triad approach in use at petroleum release sites.
Triad ObservationsObservations about planning, structure of state programs, programmatic inertia and the impact of project drivers at case study sites.
Best PracticesBest Practices for applying Triad principles to petroleum releases sites.
ReferencesReferences cited, Web links, training classes and other resources

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