Summary: H.R.239 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House without amendment (03/05/2003)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced in the House on January 8, 2003. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Brownfields Redevelopment Enhancement Act - (Sec. 3) 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.

(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.