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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

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

The DNR will be facilitating 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. Admin. Code, rule series will be presented. Conference attendees will hear firsthand about current expectations for case closure, the newest guidance documents, emerging issues and more. The same information will be presented at both conferences. Project managers and other staff will be available to discuss projects and answer questions.

Conference Details

May 6, 2015: Issues & Trends webinar - Lender Liability Exemption & Relationships to LGU Property Acquisitions

Dan Kolberg, P.E., local governmental specialist for DNR’s Brownfields and Outreach Section, will discuss state liability exemptions available to lenders and representatives considering acquisition of contaminated property.  You will learn the precautions lenders and their consultants should take in acquiring properties through the provisions of the state’s Spill Law.  You will 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.  You will also hear how lender-owned property can affect plans by LGUs to acquire the same properties.

  • Time: noon - 1 p.m.
  • Join by phone: 1-855-947-8255, passcode 6612 745#
  • Presentation will be available April 29
  • Optional: submit questions in advance to (include the date or title of the presentation in the subject line)

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

Previous seminars and workshops

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

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

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

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 March 10 2015