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Brownfields 2015 Call for Ideas:

The Brownfields 2015 conference encourages participants to submit ideas for educational sessions. The conference planning committee is seeking input for the following topic areas:

  • Innovative engineering solutions/technologies
  • Financing for brownfields redevelopment
  • Real estate and development
  • Planning, zoning, and Smart Growth
  • Sustainable development
  • Community engagement
  • State, local, and tribal partnerships
  • Addressing liability and avoiding enforcement

To submit an idea for conference content, visit Brownfields 2015.

 

Merger of Brownfields Conferences:

Redox Tech, LLC announced that their biennial Southeastern In Situ Remediation Conference will merge with the RE3 Conference. The RE3 Conference is an industry-leading, applied technologies remediation and redevelopment conference and exhibition. The RE3 Conference is scheduled to take place September 16-18, 2015, in Philadelphia, PA. For more information about the conference, click here. To find out about sponsorship opportunities, click here.

 

EPA Announces Grants for Fiscal Year 2015:

Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grant Guidelines: These brownfields grants may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum). Opportunities for funding are as follows: Brownfields Assessment Grants (each funded up to $200,000 over three years; Assessment Coalitions are funded up to $600,000 over three years). Please note that applicants who received an Assessment grant from EPA in Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) are eligible to apply under this competition. If the applicant was a member of a coalition that was awarded a grant in FY14, that applicant is also eligible to apply under this assessment competition. The proposal submission deadline is December 19, 2014. Click hereto see the grant guidlines.

Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (BF AWP) Grant Guidelines: EPA is announcing the availability of funding to eligible entities who wish to develop an area-wide plan for brownfields assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse. This funding is for research, technical assistance, and/or training activities directed to one or more brownfield site(s) located in a specific area (such as a neighborhood, district, local commercial corridor, community waterfront or city block). Each project funded under this grant must result in an area-wide plan which includes specific plan implementation strategies for assessing, cleaning up, and reusing the brownfields site(s) as well as related brownfields and project area revitalization strategies. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 20 projects in total, funded at up to $200,000 each. Please note that applicants who received a BF AWP grant from EPA in Fiscal Year 2010 or 2013 (FY10 or FY13) are not eligible to apply under this competition. The proposal submission deadline is September 22, 2014. For more infomation, click here.

 

Conferences:

RE3 Conference 
September 16-18, 2015 
Philadelphia, PA

Brownfields 2015 
September 2-4, 2015 
Chicago, IL

Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference
May 13-15, 2015 
Erie, PA

Oklahoma Brownfields Conference
November 5 - 6, 2014
Tulsa, OK

2014 West Virginia Brownfields Conference
September 11 - 12, 2014
Huntington, WV

Oregon Brownfields Conference
May 13 - 14, 2014
Salem, OR

Ohio Brownfield Conference
April 9 - 10, 2014
Columbus, OH

 

Press Releases:

Governor Jack Markell of Delaware signs three bills to spur brownfield development.

Redox Tech, LLC announces that Southeastern In Situ Remediation Conference will merge with the RE3 Conference.

States make significant progress in Brownfield Remediation and Redevelopment.

 

Seminars:

Regulation of Underground Contamination in Oil and Gas Production and in Contaminated Sites

ELI Summer School 2014: Clean Land -- Hazardous Waste and Sites

ELI Summer School 2013: Clean Land -- Hazardous Waste and Sites

ELI Summer School 2012: Clean Land -- Hazardous Waste and Sites

 

Updated 10/22/2014.