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For information on recent workshops and conferences, contact:
Sonya Rowe
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Cleanup and redevelopment workshops and conferences

DNR speaking at the Wisconsin Counties Association
Attendees ask questions about vapor intrusion at Consultants' Day 2013.

Staff from the DNR's Remediation & Redevelopment (RR) Program are available to speak at workshops, conferences and meetings in Wisconsin. If you are interested in having someone speak at your event, please contact Mick Skwarok (608-266-9263).

Upcoming seminars and workshops

October 15, 2014: Issues and Trends Webinar: Vapor Intrusion Outreach "Toolkit"

Anticipating the needs and concerns of affected property owners and the community at large is critically important whenever vapor intrusion is involved. Clear and effective communication with them should be one of the goals of any outreach plan. To help with those efforts, DNR has created a comprehensive toolkit of vapor intrusion communication materials to increase the consistency and effectiveness of communications between responsible parties and the public.

October 28-30, 2014: FET - Environment 2014

The Federation of Environmental Technologists, Inc (FET) is hosting their 30th annual conference and exhibition at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Pewaukee. There will be four separate preconference professional development courses offered on Tuesday that include:

  • Incident Investigation/Root Cause Analysis,
  • Vapor Intrusion Liability Closure Requirements,
  • Insights into the Air Permitting Programs in Wisconsin and
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Primer.

There will also be 30 technical and regulatory presentations offered Wednesday and Thursday. DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp will be delivering the opening address on Wednesday morning.

See the conference brochure [exit DNR] for more information including: agenda, descriptions and registration.

Previous seminars and workshops

September 18, 2014: Navigating the Demolition Process

The Northeast Wisconsin chapter of FET will hosted a one-day demolition seminar designed to help professionals understand the complicated process of demolishing commercial and industrial buildings. Experienced industry leaders were on hand to present topics and lead discussions. This was a sold-out event last December.

The event was held in in Kimberly, WI. Topics covered included:

  • Planning, execution and closeout process
  • Deconstruction and demolition strategies
  • Financial assistance
  • Legal strategies
  • Demolition Permitting Process

See the agenda [PDF exit DNR] for further information.

September 10, 2014: Vapor Intrusion Liability Closure Requirements and Reopeners

The Southeast Wisconsin chapter of FET is sponsoring “Vapor Intrusion Liability, Closure Requirements and Reopeners” on September 10, 2014 at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee. The seminar will address a number of topics, including federal and state liability, state regulation of vapor intrusion, investigation, sampling and reporting, mitigation strategies, brownfield funding and case closure and re-openers.

See the agenda [PDF exit DNR] for further details and registration information.

July 31, 2014: Brownfields in Your Backyard - Tribal Opportunities

As part of the Environmental Management and Planning for Tribal Professionals Module [exit DNR], a FREE webinar is being offered to provide an introduction to tribal brownfields with an emphasis on US EPA 104 (k) ARC Grants. What are brownfields? Who is currently using brownfields grant money? How can you tap into this funding?

For more information and to register visit the webinar registration page [exit DNR].

July 22, 2014: EPA brownfields grant writing workshop

This workshop focused on helping community grant writers produce successful proposals for the EPA Assessment, Clean-Up and Revolving Loan Fund (ARC) grants. Presenters from DNR's RR Program, EPA Region 5 and Kansas State University's Technical Assistance for Brownfields Communities (TAB) program discussed the basics of the ARC grants, eligibility requirements, the application process and proposal writing tips and resources. Participants will review real examples and be given ample opportunity to ask questions. Even if you are not writing a proposal this year, the workshop can be a valuable planning tool for local governments interested in brownfields redevelopment.

April 25, 2014: ASTM Greener Cleanup Standard Guide: An Introduction (webinar)

The Greener Cleanup Standard Guide (E2893-13) promotes a five step decision-making process to reduce the environmental footprint of contaminated site assessment and cleanup projects. Through this webinar, participants will gain insight on the genesis of this ASTM effort, potential applications of the guide, the mechanics of actually using it at a project, and how stakeholders are considering its use. The two-hour Webinar includes a 30-minute closing Q&A session.

For more information visit the CLU-IN training and events page [exit DNR].

March 19 & 25, 2014: TAB webinar on greener cleanup for brownfields: Q&A

Are you cleaning up a brownfield? Thinking of applying for an EPA assessment or cleanup grant? Do you want to save money and protect the environment and human health? Learn more about greening your brownfields assessment and cleanup work plans by attending the Greener Cleanup for Brownfields webinar being hosted by the Kansas State University Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) program.

For more information and to register, please visit the TAB webinar page [exit DNR].

Issues and Trends webinars

The RR Program is hosting a new webinar series for 2014. These webinars will take the place of an in-person, statewide “Consultant’s Day” event, such as the one held in Stevens Point in the spring of 2013.

Several webinars will be offered over the course of the year. Webinar schedules will be announced in upcoming editions of the RR Report.

Date Title Presentation Audio
3/6/14 Applicability of the Hazardous Waste Rules to Cleanups Handout [PDF]
Full page [PDF]
Download [MP3]*
4/17/14 The New Phase I Environmental Site Assessement Standard Handout [PDF]
Full page [PDF]
Download [MP3]*
5/28/14 Issues and Trends webinar: DNR guidance on cover systems as soil performance standard remedies Handout [PDF]
Full page [PDF]
Webinar [VIDEO Length 00:053:38]

*To download the audio file, right click the file and click "Save Target As..."

NR 700 webinars

The NR 700 training information has moved to Wisconsin cleanup rules and laws.

Last revised: Wednesday October 15 2014