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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.

The agenda and registration will be available in early-mid February.

Previous seminars and workshops

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.

December 4-5, 2014: Governor's Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit

The annual summit provides an opportunity to address the unique challenges and opportunities of Northern Wisconsin’s economy through a forum with the Governor's Cabinet, keynote speakers, and a series of workshops. This year’s agenda includes information on workforce development, technology, and regulatory reform.

For more information, including the agenda and registration, visit the official Northwoods Summit webpage [exit DNR].

October 28-30, 2014: FET - Environment 2014

The Federation of Environmental Technologists, Inc (FET) hosted their 30th annual conference and exhibition at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Pewaukee. On the first day there were four separate preconference professional development courses offered followed by over 30 technical and regulatory presentations.

See the conference brochure [exit DNR] for more information including agenda and descriptions.

October 15, 2014: Issues and Trends Webinar - Vapor Intrusion Outreach "Toolkit"

Anticipating the needs and concerns of affected property owners and the community at large is critically important whenever vapor intrusion is involved. Clear and effective communication with them should be one of the goals of any outreach plan. To help with those efforts, DNR created a comprehensive toolkit of vapor intrusion communication materials to increase the consistency and effectiveness of communications between responsible parties and the public.

  • See the table at the bottom of this page for more details in addition to access to other Issues and Trends Webinars.

September 18, 2014: Navigating the Demolition Process

The Northeast Wisconsin chapter of FET hosted a one-day demolition seminar designed to help professionals understand the complicated process of demolishing commercial and industrial buildings. Experienced industry leaders were on hand to present topics and lead discussions.

The event was held in in Kimberly. Topics covered included:

  • planning, execution and closeout process;
  • deconstruction and demolition strategies;
  • financial assistance;
  • legal strategies; and
  • demolition permitting process.

See the agenda [PDF exit DNR] for further information.

September 10, 2014: Vapor Intrusion Liability Closure Requirements and Reopeners

The Southeast Wisconsin chapter of FET sponsored this seminar on September 10, 2014. The seminar addressed a number of topics, including federal and state liability, state regulation of vapor intrusion, investigation, sampling and reporting, mitigation strategies, brownfield funding and case closure and re-openers.

See the agenda [PDF exit DNR] for further details.

July 31, 2014: Brownfields in Your Backyard - Tribal Opportunities

As part of the Environmental Management and Planning for Tribal Professionals Module [exit DNR], a free webinar was offered to provide an introduction to tribal brownfields with an emphasis on US EPA 104(k) ARC Grants. What are brownfields? Who is currently using brownfields grant money? How can you tap into this funding?

July 22, 2014: EPA brownfields grant writing workshop

This workshop focused on helping community grant writers produce successful proposals for the EPA Assessment, Cleanup and Revolving Loan Fund (ARC) grants. Presenters from DNR's RR Program, EPA Region 5 and Kansas State University's Technical Assistance for Brownfields Communities (TAB) program discussed the basics of the ARC grants, eligibility requirements, the application process and proposal writing tips and resources.

April 25, 2014: ASTM Greener Cleanup Standard Guide: An Introduction (webinar)

The Greener Cleanup Standard Guide (E2893-13) promotes a five step decision-making process to reduce the environmental footprint of contaminated site assessment and cleanup projects. Through this webinar, participants will gain insight on the genesis of this ASTM effort, potential applications of the guide, the mechanics of actually using it at a project, and how stakeholders are considering its use. The two-hour Webinar includes a 30-minute closing Q&A session.

For more information visit the CLU-IN training and events page [exit DNR].

Issues and Trends webinars

The RR Program is hosting a new webinar series for 2014. These webinars will take the place of an in-person, statewide "Consultant's Day" event, such as the one held in Stevens Point in the spring of 2013.

Several webinars will be offered over the course of the year. Webinar schedules will be announced in upcoming editions of the RR Report.

Date Title Presentation Audio
3/6/14 Applicability of the Hazardous Waste Rules to Cleanups Handout [PDF]
Full page [PDF]
Download [MP3]*
4/17/14 The New Phase I Environmental Site Assessement Standard Handout [PDF]
Full page [PDF]
Download [MP3]*
5/28/14 DNR guidance on cover systems as soil performance standard remedies Handout [PDF]
Full page [PDF]
Webinar [VIDEO Length 00:053:38]
10/15/14 Vapor Intrusion Outreach "Toolkit" Handout [PDF]
Full page [PDF]
Webinar [VIDEO Length 00:044:59]

*To download the audio file, right click the file and click "Save Target As..."

NR 700 webinars

The NR 700 training information has moved to Wisconsin cleanup rules and laws.

Last revised: Wednesday January 28 2015