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The James D.P. Farrell Award for Brownfields-Remediation Project of the Year

james d p farrellThis award, established by resolution of the Board of Directors on March 4, 2002, is awarded to a Brownfields, Remediation, or Superfund project in which an EBC member organization has had significant involvement and that serves as an example of excellence notwithstanding the social, economic, technical and institutional challenges imposed.

To honor and acknowledge the special contribution of James D.P. Farrell to the Brownfields Program, a resolution of the Board of Directors on January 10, 2005 advanced the name of this award to the James D.P. Farrell Brownfields-Remediation Project of the Year Award.

James D.P. Farrell (1958-2004) actively participated in the EBC Brownfields Committee and Brownfields programs while at the Massachusetts AG’s office where he was chief of the brownfields unit. He was instrumental in making the brownfields redevelopment process work in Massachusetts and was often involved in delicate negotiations among developers, municipalities and former owners of contaminated sites. Jim was admired for his work on complex Superfund negotiations – including negotiations in New England. As a DOJ attorney on the General Electric Pittsfield case, Jim’s ideas during negotiations helped parties reach an unprecedented settlement. Jim’s work for the AG’s office strengthened the partnership between EPA New England and the state. He was a valued member of the South Weymouth Naval Base case team, where he helped bring together representatives of the business, environmental and military communities for site cleanup and redevelopment.

Prior to 1999, he worked in the environmental enforcement division at the U.S. Department of Justice and as an aide to U.S. Senator Warren Rudman of New Hampshire.

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 EBC James D. P. Farrell Award for Brownfields-Remediation Project of the Year

Award Project: Citizens Bank Corporate Campus Brownfields Redevelopment Project

In Recognition of Remarkable Leadership by Citizens Bank for the Remediation and Redevelopment of the Tucker’s Industrial Dump Brownfields Site into the $285 Million Citizens Bank Corporate Campus in Johnston, Rhode Island

Award Recipients:

  • Citizens Bank
  • DiGregorio Corporation
  • DiPrete Engineering
  • GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Hoffman Engineering, Inc.
  • Premier Land Development
  • Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
  • Town of Johnston, Rhode Island