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Annual States/EPA Brownfields Programs Meeting

Monday, May 11, 2015
EPA Region 1 Laboratory
11 Technology Drive
Chelmsford, MA

9:30      Check-in & Continental Breakfast

10:00    Welcome & Introductions

    • EPA Staffing Updates

10:15    Presentations & Discussion:  EPA’s Sustainability Emphasis

    • Green remediation ASTM standard – Laurie O’Connor, EPA Region 1
    • Climate change adaption - changes to Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) – Jessica Dominguez, EPA Region 1

11:00    Networking Break

11:15    Presentation & Discussion:  Massachusetts’ Online Brownfield Sites Database
              Mike Gorski and Eva Tor, MassDEP

12:00    Lunch (provided) 

12:45   Presentation & Discussion: Connecticut’s Interactive State-specific Online Adaption
             of the Prepared Workbook
 – Mark Lewis, CT DEEP                                         

1:30     States/EPA Roundtable – Proposed Topics:

    • EPA Updates & Discussion
      • Initiatives & priorities
      • Program funding
      • 128(a) grant updates
      • Ensuring timely drawdown of existing grants
      • 104(k) grant program – announcements, potential changes
      • RLF program
      • IT related – grants.gov, ACRES, others
      • 2015 Brownfields Conference
    • National Project Manager’s (NPM) Guidance FY2016
    • BUILD
    • Cleanup completion documentation
    • Training needs – states and/or consultants; lenders for Phase 1s; others?
    • Revised Phase 1 ASTM standard
    • Trends in brownfields cleanup (e.g. more building demolitions? more asbestos?)
    • Defining state & EPA roles & responsibilities at projects - preventing conflict or duplication
    • Building-related issues/expenses – eligibility (e.g. mold, guano, historic preservation)
    • Coordination of state and federal funding sources
    • Others?

2:15        Networking Break

2:30        States/EPA Roundtable (continued)

4:00        Adjourn

For more information, contact Jennifer Griffith at .

 

 

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