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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

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.

Conference details

Conference handouts*

*The handouts above will be available to consultants at the conference.

Presentations** Handout version
Reporting Requirements: NR 700.11, NR 706, NR 708 and NR 716.05 [PDF] Handout [PDF]
Site Investigations: Common Mistakes and Helpful Hints - Soil, Groundwater & NAPL/NR 716 [PDF] Handout [PDF]
Site Investigations: Common Mistakes and Helpful Hints - Vapor Intrusion [PDF] Handout [PDF]
Managing Contaminated Soil and Waste Materials - NR 718, NR 500 [PDF] Handout [PDF]
Soil Standard Determination Methods and Processes [PDF] Handout [PDF]
Site Closure - Tips and Concerns [PDF] Handout [PDF]
Post Closure Modifications and Reopeners [PDF] Handout [PDF]

**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 (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 [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

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.

Last revised: Monday April 20 2015