Because Ohio EPA is involved with the assessment and cleanup of many brownfield properties in the state through the Agency’s involvement in both the Voluntary Action Program and the Clean Ohio Fund, Ohio EPA maintains a voluntary, statewide inventory of brownfield properties that is available to the public.
Most of the properties contained in the Ohio Brownfield Inventory are properties that have received funding through either the Clean Ohio Assistance Fund (COAF) or Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund (CORF). There are also some properties listed that have received funding through U.S. EPA’s Brownfield Grants. In addition, cities, counties, townships, villages and private property owners are encouraged to list their brownfield properties on this Inventory.
Information contained the Ohio Brownfield Inventory includes details such as location, past use, utilities available and proximity to major roads, airports and public transportation. We hope you will find this web-based application, especially the many search functions it provides, to be helpful to you for locating brownfield properties, conducting brownfield research or obtaining general information about brownfields in Ohio.
Features available in the web application include:
- User-defined sorting and filtering. Each column can be sorted alphanumerically. Individual columns or several columns may be filtered.
- Mapping of individual or multiple properties. Google Earth powered map placement, including zooming and Street View, is available for most properties. Multiple properties may be mapped at once.
- Quickly view all available information about an individual property. Selecting “Details…” opens a window with tabs for easy navigation of property information.
- Customizable content when viewing multiple properties. Drag and drop column headers between the data table grid and the Customization Window to select data to view. Drag and drop columns within the table grid to change the order of the data fields.
- Record exporting. Easily export all or a portion of database records in PDF, XLS, RTF or CSV formats.
- View property photos of each property. Selecting “View Files” opens a window showing photos of the property.
- Instructional videos explaining the exporting and filtering functions.
Although the Ohio Brownfield Inventory provides a good overview of Ohio’s brownfield properties it is not an exhaustive list of all brownfields in the state. Because there is no requirement to notify Ohio EPA if you own a brownfield property, there is no complete list of all properties that meet the definition of brownfield for the state.