- Contact information
- For information on recent workshops and conferences, contact:
- Sonya Rowe
Remediation & Redevelopment Program
Cleanup and redevelopment workshops and conferences
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).
Information about upcoming events - as well as presentations on environmental cleanup and brownfields redevelopment from recent seminars - are available below.
Upcoming seminars and workshops
December 12, 2013: FET Demolition Seminar
The DNR Remediaton and Redevelopment Progam is assisting the Federation of Envionmental Technologists (FET) in hosting a seminar that will focus on planning, execution and closeout processes for building demolition. Topics of discussion include pertinent regulations, building inspections, hazardous waste characterization and disposal, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, the demolition permitting process, means and methods used in demolition projects and closeout reporting requirements.
Previous seminars and workshops
November 19, 2013: WHEDA Conference 2013
The fall conference focused on housing and the key components in creating environments for Wisconsin residents. This was a unique opportunity for Wisconsin affordable housing stakeholders to network and attend sessions covering topics of interest to developers, syndicators, asset managers and property managers. For more information please visit the WHEDA conference webpage .
November 11 - 12, 2013: Radon Measurement - Waukesha, WI
This two-day course covered physics of radon, health effects of radon, radon sources and transport, how to properly make radon measurements, quality assurance and quality control, radon measurement devices, and radon mitigation fundamentals. This course is important for home inspectors, contractors, environmental consultants, public health officials, real estate professionals, indoor air quality professionals, and nonprofit health advocacy organizations.
November 13 - 14, 2013: Radon Measurement and Mitigation for Multifamily Buildings - Waukesha, WI
Radon exposure in multifamily buildings (MFB) has been largely ignored until a 2013 policy change requiring, as a condition for U.S. HUD financing for the purchase, refinancing, or rehabilitation, MFB radon testing and, if needed, radon mitigation. This policy specifically cites two ANSI/AARST standards on MFB radon measurement and mitigation. This course focused on the new MFB standards and the related discussion and debate. The course is intended to be thought provoking and as interactive as possible. The first 3 hours focused on radon measurement and the last 5 hours focuses on radon mitigation.
November 13 - 15, 2013: Radon Mitigation - Waukesha, WI
This three day course covered indoor air quality based diagnostics, design, installation, and trouble-shooting radon mitigation systems, worker health and safety, radon in water, and preventing radon in new homes. This course is essential for home builders, HVAC and plumbing contractors, environmental consultants, public health officials, and other indoor air quality professionals.
Webinars on ch. NR 700 Rule revisions
The NR 700 rule series provides comprehensive requirements for addressing the investigation and remediation of contaminated property in Wisconsin. Although additions and revisions to these rules have been made since they were originally promulgated in 1994, those changes were focused on very specific issues. Many statutory, policy and technical changes have occurred since that time and those issues were addressed as part of these revisions. The recent, comprehensive changes to the series go into effect on November 1, 2013.
|September 19, 2013||1-3 pm||169, 700, 710, 714, 728, 734, 736, 738||Handout
|September 25, 2013||1-3 pm||725, 726, 727||Handout
|October 2, 2013||1-3 pm||706, 712, 716||Handout
|October 9, 2013||1-3 pm||718, 720||Handout
|October 16, 2013||1-3 pm||708, 722, 724||Handout
|October 22, 2013||1-3 pm||746, 749 ,750||Handout
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October 15, 2013, Wisconsin Radon Conference - Green Lake, WI
This one day conference brings together Wisconsin's trained radon experts in business and government. Come dialog with Wisconsin peers on your experiences with measuring, mitigating or assisting the public with learning more about the health hazards associated with radon gas. For more information visit Wisconsin Department of Health Services radon trainings.
October 16-17, 2013, Radon and Vapor Intrusion Mitigation: Common Ground and Unique Issues - Green Lake, WI
This two-day course is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Midwest Universities Radon Consortium and the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services and DNR. Certified and licensed radon mitigation contractors have a new opportunity to expand their services in the field of vapor intrusion remediation. This opportunity also carries new risks and new business considerations. This 16-hour course has been designed especially for radon mitigation professionals and has been developed with some of the leading mitigators who are already installing remediation control systems for volatile organic compounds (VOC), methane and other soil contaminates. The course has also been developed with the latest scientific and policy perspectives from federal and state officials and authorities. For more information, visit Wisconsin Department of Health Services radon trainings.
July 23, 2013: Green and Sustainable Remediation (GSR) on-line training
At this training, hosted by the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC), participants learned the potential benefits of incorporating GSR into their projects, when and how to incorporate GSR within a project's life cycle and how to perform a GSR evaluation using appropriate tools. For more information visit ITRC training.
EPA Brownfields Grant Writing workshops
This free, one day workshop was held in three different locations in July and August, 2013, for communities and their grant writers interested in applying for EPA brownfields grants. The workshop was a collaboration between DNR and Kansas State University Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB).
- Save the date flyer
- TAB program and introduction to TAB-EZ
- EPA Grants for Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup and Revolving Loan Fund (ARC) - presentation
- Region 5 Lessons Learned from Unsuccessful Proposals
- Wisconsin Resources for EPA ARC Grant Proposals
June 6, 2013: NARPM Presents...RECs, Renewables and Remediation Webinar
The National Association of Remedial Project Managers (NARPM) is offering an introductory level session that will overview the spectrum of options available to reduce/offset the energy footprint of your sites. The webinar will explain renewable energy credits (REC), provide information about generating small-scale renewable energy on-site using mobile systems and cover the basics of how to evaluate the feasibility of using on-site renewable energy to power a remedy. For more information visit EPA CLU-IN.
April 23, 2013: Green and Sustainable Remediation (GSR) on-line training
At this training, hosted by the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC), participants will learn the potential benefits of incorporating GSR into their projects, when and how to incorporate GSR within a project's life cycle and how to perform a GSR evaluation using appropriate tools. For more information visit ITRC training.
April 3, 2013: Consultants' Day
The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) program hosted an all-day conference for environmental consultants this spring. Some of the topics covered included green remediation, soil contaminant calculations and pending NR 700 revisions. It was a day full of learning and a chance to reacquaint with colleagues from across the state.
- The VI PI: A Vapor Intrusion Investigative Update
- Get the Dirt: New Methods for Determining and Evaluating Soil Cleanup Standards
- Spread the Word: The Role of Communication & Outreach in Vapor Intrusion Affected Neighborhoods
- ABCs of Quality Closure Submittals: Get it Right the First Time
- Saving Some Green... and the Planet: Cost Effective & Sustainable Remediation Practices
- Technically Speaking: Trending Technical Topics
- Do the Due: Due Diligence, Acquisition, Liability & Funding
- Another One Bites the Dust: Proper Asbestos, Lead & PCB Management in Decommissioning
- Insider’s Guide to the Final NR 700 Revisions
November 1, 2012: Training on DNR's revised ch. NR 726 case closure forms and process
In 2012, the RR Program undertook a quality improvement exercise using Lean Six Sigma. The focus of the initiative was the ch. NR 726, Wis. Adm. Code, case closure submittal process and the related DNR closure forms. The goal was to streamline and provide consistency and transparency to this process. As a result of the initiative, two revised forms and a new case closure submittal process have been created. The DNR started using these new forms and process beginning in December 2012.
In anticipation of this December date, the RR program offered an in-depth training on the two revised case closure forms and the changes in the case closure submittal process. This is essential training for any person involved with case closures.
- Training Agenda
- Case Closure Request (Form 4400-202)
- Closure Process Administrative Completeness Flowchart
- Impacted Property Notification Information (Form 4400-246)
- Training Powerpoint presentation slides
- Example Directory