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Waste Site Cleanup Events Brownfields Meeting Agenda

States/EPA Waste Site Cleanup Meeting

Thursday, March 28, 2013
EPA Region 1 Laboratory
11 Technology Drive
Chelmsford, MA

Draft Agenda

Note: The morning session is a joint meeting with the NEIWPCC Tanks Workgroup and the afternoon session is a Brownfield Programs-only meeting

9:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 Welcome and Introductions
10:15 Tanks and Brownfields EPA Region 1 Managers Introduction to Joint Session
Beth Deabay, UST Section Chief and Carol Tucker, Brownfields Section Chief
10:30 Common Interests: Why Petroleum and Brownfields Programs Need to Work Together
Gary Lynn, NH DES
11:00 Open Discussion
  • Please come prepared with one or two examples of sites where your state's tanks and brownfields programs worked together
    • What worked well? What didn't work?
  • Opportunities for greater collaboration
11:50 Next Steps
12:00 Lunch (provided)
12:45 Connecticut's Child Daycare SAFER Program (screening assessment for environmental risk) and discussion of using the approach in other states - EPA Region I is coordinating CT DPH participation
1:15 ASTDR's Brownfields Assessment Tool - EPA Region 1
1:45 Updates from EPA
  • Outlook for funding state programs next year
  • EPA Region 1 efforts to better understand state-specific program requirements - developing educational opportunities
2:00 State Program Roundtable
  • Top priorities/issues in each state
  • Coordinating between states and EPA for sites that don't get direct grants from EPA - such as sites that get assessment grants and/or RLF assistance from a regional development authority (that get their funding from EPA) and suggestions for improvement.
2:45 PCBs and TSCA Discussion - including updates from EPA Region 1 on Federal Register Notice for PCBs in Building Materials and status of the 5 NJIT Brochures
3:15 Wrap-up
3:30 Adjourn



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