Financial Assistance

Snapshot: August PECFA Financials

The Remediation and Redevelopment Program provides monthly updates on the status of Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Funds Award (PECFA) program claims and the overall PECFA budget.

Below are the updated PECFA number for August, 2019.

Number Value
Claims Received 67 $439,185
Claims Paid 70 $452,642
Claims in audit line (as of 8/31/19) 20 $79,663
Total paid FY20 $933,751

Snapshot: July 2019 PECFA Financials

The Remediation and Redevelopment Program provides a monthly update on the status of claims submitted to the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award (PECFA) program, along with the overall PECFA program budget.

Below are the updated PECFA numbers for July 2019.

Number Value
Claims Received 103 $517,456
Claims Paid 104 $481,109
Claims in audit line (as of July 31, 2019) 36
Total Paid FY20 $481,109

PECFA Usual & Customary Schedule #26 Now Available Online

The Usual & Customary (U&C) Cost Standardized Invoice #26 is now available for July 2019 through December 2019 on the Remediation and Redevelopment Program’s PECFA webpage reimbursement tab. U&C #26 rates are effective for work done on or after July 1, 2019. Please note, the U&C Task Reference Guide #26 will be released at a later date.

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EPA brownfield grant applications may be due earlier this fall. Start working on yours soon.

DNR has learned that U.S. EPA may require FY20 brownfield grant applications to be submitted earlier than usual this year, so the grant process doesn’t overlap with preparations or participation at the 2019 National Brownfields Training Conference in Los Angeles, CA, December 11–13. There is no official decision yet, but release of the grant proposal guidelines and the subsequent proposal deadline could be moved up several weeks or more.

It is our understanding that the multipurpose grants available in the last round may not be offered this fall. It sounds like multipurpose and revolving loan fund (RLF) grants could alternate rounds and only be available bi-annually. If so, FY20 RLF grants should be available this fall.

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EPA Awards 2019 MAC Grants to Wisconsin Communities

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $3.69 million in Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) brownfields grants to seven Wisconsin communities.

Grants awarded by the EPA’s Brownfield Program provide communities across Wisconsin and the country with an opportunity to transform contaminated sites into community assets that attract jobs and achieve broader economic development outcomes while taking advantage of existing infrastructure. In many cases, brownfields grants have been shown to not only increase local tax revenue, but to also have a positive impact on residential property values.

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Snapshot: May 2019 PECFA Financials

The Remediation and Redevelopment Program provides a monthly update on the status of claims submitted to the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award (PECFA) program and the overall PECFA program budget.

Below are the updated PECFA numbers for May 2019.

Number Value
Claims Received 78 $423,904
Claims Paid 83 $386,371
Claims in audit line (as of May 31, 2019) 13 $100,119
Total Paid Biennium to Date $13,262,162

Snapshot: April 2019 PECFA Financials

The Remediation and Redevelopment Program provides a monthly update on the status of claims submitted to the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award (PECFA) program and the overall PECFA program budget.

Below are the updated PECFA numbers for April 2019.

Number Value
Claims Received 64 $373,785
Claims Paid 86 $574,919
Claims in Audit Line (as of 4/30/19) 18 $67,509
Total Paid Biennium to Date $12,875,791

 

Site Investigations Basics; TAB Webinar on May 2, 2019

Register today for a free webinar about the environmental assessment and investigation of real property and how the results of these processes impact redevelopment options.

The webinar is May 2, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. (CST), and is sponsored by the National Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program, which is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). You can register here: https://www.ksutab.org/education/webinars/details?id=352.

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PECFA U&C Cost Schedule #25 Updates; Off-Site and Right-of-Way Notifications

The Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award (PECFA) program’s Usual and Customary Cost Schedule Task Reference Guide #25 (RR-107) has been updated to reflect a clarification on impacted property notifications.

All impacted off-site notifications, including right-of-way (ROW) notifications, should be claimed under Task 5, CR20. Previously, claimants or agents were instructed to claim ROW notifications under Task 7 (Regulatory Correspondence).

Please note that only one CR20 per property or ROW may be claimed, regardless of the number of notifications sent for that property or ROW. For example, if a property has four owners requiring the claimant or agent to send four letters, CR20 may still only be claimed once.

Questions about this update may be directed to Jenna Soyer, 608-267-2465.

Snapshot: March 2019 PECFA Financials

The Remediation and Redevelopment Program provides a monthly update on the status of Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award (PECFA) program claims and the overall PECFA program budget.

Below are the updated PECFA numbers for March 2019.

Number Value
Claims Received 152 $888,104
Claims Paid 121 $804,802
Claims in Audit Line (as of 3/31/2019) 37 $283,179
Total Paid Biennium to Date $12,300,872