The ASTSWMO Board of Directors, in April 2023, approved the Position Paper supporting a permanent increase in the standard 128(a) Congressional appropriation. The paper acknowledges that the permanent increase of funding will ensure that State brownfields programs are able to provide the critical support necessary for a robust national brownfields program.
The ASTSWMO Brownfields Focus Group presents a compilation of example Section 128(a) TAG projects from across the country.
This summary focuses on results from a research tool created by the ASTSWMO Brownfields Focus Group that polled States regarding barriers to applying for the CERCLA Section 128(a) Technical Assistance Grant (TAG). The summary highlights challenges, as well as proposed solutions to the perceived barriers to applying for TAG.
The Checklist and Defintions below are meant to summarize the work accomplished during the reporting period that is not captured by ACRES and PALS. It is not meant to be a comprehensive compilation unless defined as such but rather a “snapshot taken” during that period. We realize that programs and needs vary from State to State (and territories) and therefore accomplishments will also vary so the Checklist not meant to be a “to do” list or goal to complete a task to obtain a number in every box but rather an improved manner to report accomplishments and to provide a means to easily summarize what is being done on a national level.
Introduction and Definitions of the 128(a) Successes Checklist (PDF)
128(a) Successes Checklist (Excel)