H.R.3017 – Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017

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H.R.3017 – Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017


HR 3017 authorizes spending $250 million over 4 years to provide grants for brownfield cleanup.

(Brownfields are properties where the presence, or potential presence, of a hazardous substance complicates the expansion or redevelopment of the property.)

To that end the bill amends the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to reauthorize and improve the brownfields program.

The bill targets properties which there is no viable responsible party and that is determined by the Administrator or the State, as appropriate, to be a site that will be assessed, investigated, or cleaned up by a person that is not potentially liable for cleaning up the site under this Act or any other law pertaining to the cleanup of petroleum products but also may provide for publicly owned properties.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an eligible entity may receive a grant under this paragraph for property acquired by that eligible entity prior to January 11, 2002, even if such eligible entity does not qualify as a bona fide prospective purchaser, so long as the eligible entity has not caused or contributed to a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance at the property.

(Full text of H.R. 3017 congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 06/22/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 649)

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Cost to the taxpayers:  Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 3017 would cost $888 million over the 2018-2022 period; the remainder would be spent in years after 2022.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Enacting H.R. 3017 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply

Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 3017 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments

Dynamic Scoring:   CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3017 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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