SEC. 49-35-3 Legislative findings.
The Legislature finds:
(a) There are properties in Mississippi, often referred to as "brownfields,"
that are contaminated or
are perceived to be contaminated by past activities, but are potential locations for redevelopment.
(b) Brownfields development and redevelopment is impaired by the potential
liability associated with
the actual or perceived risk of contamination.
(c) The safe development or redevelopment of brownfields will benefit
the citizens of Mississippi in
many ways, including improving the tax base of local governments and creating job opportunities for
citizens in the vicinity of brownfields.
(d) The reduction of public health and environmental hazards on existing
brownfield sites is essential
to creating a better quality of life for the citizens of this state.
(e) This act will provide incentives for the voluntary cleanup of brownfield
property without use of
Source: Laws, 1998, Ch. 528, § 2, SB 2989, eff July 1, 1998.