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Directory of Technical Assistance for Land Revitalization

Section Number: 10.3 
Organization Name: Maritime Administration 
Background: MARAD within the DOT, works collaboratively with other federal agencies and the U.S. maritime industry to develop and implement standards, laws, regulations, and procedures to protect the environment and assist in redeveloping port properties. 
Location: Washington, D.C. 
Relevancy to Revitalization: MARAD coordinates efforts with the EPA and other federal agencies in assisting ports and port developers on brownfields redevelopment sites. MARAD works with the AAPA to survey and report progress on brownfields redevelopment sites. MARAD expects to work with NOAA and other federal agencies in developing budget requirements for future brownfields redevelopment projects. 
Specialty Areas:
  • Engineering reviews
  • Environmental impact statement review 
  • General Services Offered:
  • Review of documents, including environmental impact statements and environmental assessments
  • Technology assistance for port redevelopment
  • Innovative technology design
  • Port security review 
  • Type of Funding Available: No funding has been allocated 
    Eligibility: MARAD provides support to local, state, and federal agencies.  
    Process for Requesting Assistance: Localities can submit requests through their EPA regional Brownfields coordinators and inform MARAD of progress. 
    Homepage: http://www.marad.dot.gov/

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    Success Stories:
    MARAD is working to advancing the Federal Brownfields Action Agenda (FBAA). MARAD will refocus its efforts to support two critical areas in brownfields; working with trade associations like AAPA to identify the best potential sites at U.S. ports; and coordinating federal assistance with communities interested and involved in brownfields development.

    MARAD continues its close working relationship with AAPA by identifying potential brownfields projects in U.S. ports. Ports that are identified will be coordinated with National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's FBAA team to ensure that federal participation is coordinated and focused. An introductory planning meeting with key staff supporting brownfields projects within NOAA is tentatively scheduled for late September. In this meeting, MARAD will discuss brownfields projects within US ports that have the greatest potential for success. Secondly, MARAD has begun discussions with the City of New Bedford, Office of the Mayor, to join in their effort to redevelop a 25-acre brownfields site for use as an interested transportation facility. New Bedford received a Brownfields Showcase Community Designation in 2000. 

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