Health & Safety Code Section 361.902
County Brownfield Cleanup and Economic Redevelopment Program
(a)The commissioners court of a county with a population of 250,000 or more may establish a program for the cleanup and economic redevelopment of brownfields located in the county, as authorized by Section 52-a, Article III, Texas Constitution.
(b)A brownfield program must include:
(A)identify eligible sites;
(C)prioritize the remediation of eligible sites, with consideration given to:
(i)the number of jobs related to the remediation; and
(ii)the resulting economic and environmental benefits to the county;
(D)conduct the remediation of an eligible site;
(E)conduct the inspection of a property or facility after remediation; and
(F)guide eligible owners in applying for county assistance under the program; and
(2)standards by which the county can determine:
(A)the eligibility of a person for a grant or loan under the program;
(B)the eligibility of a person to enter into a contract with the county to perform remediation or inspection; and
(C)the completeness of the remediation of a property or facility.
(c)The county shall make available to the public and to the commission a draft of the proposed program at least 60 days before a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed program.
(d)The county shall review comments received and make amendments to the draft as appropriate before adopting and implementing the program.
(e)The county shall submit a copy of the final draft of a program adopted under this section to the commission and shall make the final draft available to the public.
(f)The county may amend a program adopted under this section by applying the procedures described by Subsections (c), (d), and (e) to the proposed amendment.
(g)The county may assign current or employ additional staff to implement a program adopted under this section.
Section 361.902 — County Brownfield Cleanup and Economic Redevelopment Program,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.361.htm#361.902 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).