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For information on recent workshops and conferences, contact:
Sonya Rowe
Remediation & Redevelopment Program
608-261-4934

Cleanup and redevelopment workshops and conferences

Consultants' Day 2015 Registration
Consultants' Day 2015

Staff from 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

June 3, 2015: Issues and Trends webinar - DNR Case Closure: Vapor Intrusion Continuing Obligations

Terry Evanson, DNR Hydrogeologist, will review two guidance documents which have recently been released for public comment: DNR Case Closure Obligations: Vapor Intrusion (RR-042) and Vapor Intrusion Continuing Obligations Applied in DNR Closure Approvals (RR-5482). Both documents discuss continuing obligations specific to vapor intrusion enumerated in NR 726.15(2)(h) through (L), Wis. Adm. Code.

Terry will explain the differences in the two documents and how they can help responsible parties and environmental consultants complete the Case Closure GIS Registry form (4400-202) [PDF].  In addition Terry will discuss internal staff processes specific to closure approval letters.

  • Time: noon – 1 p.m.
  • Join by phone:  1-855-947-8255, passcode 6612 745#
  • Presentation [PDF]

Check out the schedule of Issues & Trends webinars to see what is on the horizon.

September 2-4, 2015: National Brownfields Conference

Brownfields 2015 [exit DNR] is the EPA's premier national conference focused on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. Thousands of stakeholders will be in Chicago for three days of training, networking and business development.

Brownfields 2015 logo

The heart of the conference is a dynamic educational program with speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films and other learning formats that are designed to provide you with case study examples, program updates and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head on.

Brownfields 2015 promises something for practitioners at all levels of experience.The conference is an excellent opportunity for Wisconsin brownfields practitioners to learn from national experts about the keys to a successful project. In addition, there are opportunities to market specific brownfield properties. Registration [exit DNR] is now open and hotel rooms are still available at the conference rate.

Previous seminars and workshops

May 6, 2015: Issues & Trends webinar - Keeping Lenders and LGUs out of Trouble at Contaminated Properties

Dan Kolberg, P.E., local governmental specialist for DNR's Brownfields and Outreach Section, discussed state liability exemptions available to lenders and representatives considering acquisition of contaminated property. Watch this webinar to learn about the precautions lenders and their consultants should take in acquiring properties through the provisions of the state's Spill Law.  See what the liability exemptions can and can't do for you and how they may impact your plans to redevelop, reuse or resell the property. During this webinar you will also hear how lender-owned property can affect plans by LGUs to acquire the same properties.

The presentation and audio are available on the RR Program training library.

April 15 and April 29, 2015: DNR Consultants' Day Conference

DNR hosted Consultants' Day 2015 in two locations, Stevens Point and Pewaukee. Consultants' Day  is for environmental consultants and anyone interested in the investigation and cleanup of soil, groundwater, vapors and other contaminated media in Wisconsin. Information and expectations related to key aspects of the NR 700, Wis. Adm. Code, rule series were presented. Conference attendees heard firsthand about current expectations for case closure, the newest guidance documents, emerging issues and more.

Conference handouts

Presentations and video are available on the training library.

March 4, 2015: Issues & Trends webinar - LGU Exemption & Property Acquisition

The DNR's local government specialist, Dan Kolberg, P.E., discussed state and federal liability exemptions available to local government units (LGUs) considering acquisition of contaminated property. Included precautions LGUs should take in acquiring properties through the eight approved methods listed in the state's Spill Law, what the liability exemptions can and can't do for you and how they may impact your plans to redevelop and reuse property.

The presentation and audio are available on the RR Program training library.

January 15, 2015: Hazardous Waste (RCRA) Training Seminar

The Federation of Environmental Technologists, Inc (FET) Northeast Wisconsin Chapter hosted a one day seminar on RCRA and other hazardous waste issues in Kimberly.

Last revised: Tuesday May 26 2015