- Contact information
- For information on recent workshops and conferences, contact:
- Sonya Rowe
Remediation & Redevelopment Program
Cleanup and redevelopment workshops and conferences
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
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. Adm. 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.
- April 29th at Country Springs Hotel, Pewaukee - Conference full - contact Kari Schultz to get on the waiting list or for cancellations.
- Topic results from Consultants' Day survey
- Presenter biographies
- Useful links
- Case Closure - GIS Registry form (4400-202)
- Schedule of Issues and Trends webinars
- Pewaukee continuing education units form
- Stevens Point continuing education units form
*The handouts above will be available to consultants at the conference.
**Printed copies of the presentations will not be available at the conference.
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 DNRRRComments@wisconsin.gov (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.
September 2-4, 2015: National Brownfields Conference
Brownfields 2015 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.
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 is now open and hotel rooms are still available at the conference rate.
Previous seminars and workshops
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.
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.