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Passed House amended (06/04/2002)

Brownfields Redevelopment Enhancement Act - Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants (without certain otherwise-required loan guarantees) to eligible public entities and Indian tribes to assist in the environmental cleanup and economic development of brownfield sites including mine-scarred lands. Authorizes FY 2003 through 2007 appropriations.

(Sec. 4) Makes brownfields-related environmental cleanup and economic development activities eligible for community development block grant (CDBG) assistance.

(Sec. 5) Authorizes: (1) the Secretary to establish a pilot program for national redevelopment of brownfields; and (2) appropriations for pilot program grants and related administrative costs.

(Sec. 6) Authorizes CDBG use to administer renewal communities.

(Sec. 7) States that the amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to amounts made available beginning with FY 2003.