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June 3-6, 2014

New Life for Closed Gas Stations Conference and Exhibition                                                                                           Orlando, Florida 
This redevelopment symposium, considered
the first of its kind in the country, will focus on buying, selling and leasing opportunities, lender requirements, financial incentives, environmental due diligence strategies, remediation planning, construction design and budgeting, cleanup cost containment, legal liability reduction, and market trends, all as they relate to closed gas stations. This is specifically designed to provide local government officials, regulators, developers, lenders, end-users, design and real estate professionals, neighborhood stakeholders , and energy advocates (among many others) with more knowledge, tools, and resources to better understand, evaluate, and manage acquisitions and dispositions involving reuse of gas stations sites.  Given the current real estate, economic development, and jobs creation climate, these sites are playing an increasingly important and central role in the health and well-being of urban and rural communities all over the country.  Information regarding registration, sponsorships, exhibiting, and the agenda can be found at http://www.closedgasstationconference.com/ Click here to view the Agenda

.May 28, 2014

DEADLINE:  New Life for Closed Gas Stations Conference and Exhibition Registration                                                                                   Orlando, Florida 
This redevelopment symposium, considered
the first of its kind in the country, will focus on buying, selling and leasing opportunities, lender requirements, financial incentives, environmental due diligence strategies, remediation planning, construction design and budgeting, cleanup cost containment, legal liability reduction, and market trends, all as they relate to closed gas stations. This is specifically designed to provide local government officials, regulators, developers, lenders, end-users, design and real estate professionals, neighborhood stakeholders , and energy advocates (among many others) with more knowledge, tools, and resources to better understand, evaluate, and manage acquisitions and dispositions involving reuse of gas stations sites.  Given the current real estate, economic development, and jobs creation climate, these sites are playing an increasingly important and central role in the health and well-being of urban and rural communities all over the country.  Information regarding registration, sponsorships, exhibiting, and the agenda can be found athttp://www.closedgasstationconference.com/ Click here to view the Agenda

March 13, 2014
WEBINAR: Sustainable Remediation                                       
10:00AM - 1:00PM EDT
To prepare for the Sustainable Remediation Conference 2014, the webinar aims to stimulate international exchange by providing a venue for professionals and interested parties from multiple backgrounds to share experiences and perspectives on how contaminated sites can be remediated with a lower environmental footprint, and how their reuse can contribute to a more sustainable land development. Call Carlos Pachon at 703-603-9904 or pachon.carlos@epa.gov or visit here.

March 13, 2014
WEBINAR:  ASTM Phase I Environmental Assessment Standard Changes
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB)
will address changes to and challenges of using the new ASTM 1527-13 Phase I environmental site assessment standard.  To participate in the webinar and to add this event to your calendar, please go to the following URL:  http://tinyurl.com/mx5nmdn.  Please visit the website and perform the system check well in advance of the webinar schedule date.
Meeting Number:  647 272 097;  Meeting Password: (This meeting does not require a password)
For more information, please contact NJIT TAB at 973-642-4165 or at tab@njit.edu or http://www.njit.edu/tab/

March 17, 2014
U.S. Vapor Intrusion Stakeholder Forum
1:00 - 4:00 pm Pacific time
The U.S. EPA Forum will consist primarily of role-playing exercises, including "door-knocking" and a community meeting and will be available to observe via VIDEO STREAMING.  This real-time broadcast will be provided free of charge.  For more information, contact Lenny Siegel at LSiegel@cpeo.org

March 18, 2014
U.S. EPA Technical Workshops/Webinar
8:30 am - 5:30 pm Pacific time
U.S. EPA will convene a technical workshop on vapor intrusion entitled, Long Term Stewardship:  Challenges, Need & Benefits which will be available to observe via webinar at no cost.  Attendees may choose to listen using their computer speakers or via a toll-free number providedby GoToWebinar.  Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions online through the webinar software.  Reserve your Webinar seat now at:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/932722866.  A link to the presentations will be provided prior to the webinar.  For more information, contact Jenn Richkus (jrichkus@rti.org) or Robert Truesdale (RST@stl.org).

March 19, 2014
WEBINAR:  Greener Cleanup for Brownfields -- Q & A
11:00 am Eastern time
Are you cleaning up a brownfield?  Thinking of applying for an EPA assessment or cleanup grant?  Do you want to save money and protect the environment and human health?  Learn more about greening your brownfields assessment and cleanup work plans by attending the Greener Cleanup fr Brownfields webinar sponsored by K-State Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program, https://ksutab.org/ and U.S. EPA Region 5 Brownfields Program, http://www.epa.gov/region5brownfields/.   For more information and to register, please visit https://www.ksutab.org/education/webinars.

March 20, 2014
WEBINAR:  Closing Property Transactions Using Mitigation Banking Credits
Mitigation credits resolve environmental permitting and enforcement requirements for the divestiture and/or acquisition of surplus corporate properties, brownfield redevelopments or for the development of commercial or residential real estate.  Creative financing tools including the use of mitigation banks provide a clear monetary value for transportation and energy sector projects as well as infrastructure development industries and brownfield redevelopments.  Among other issues, this webinar will address how mitigation banking can facilitate brownfield redevelopments.  REGISTER HERE

March 25, 2014
WEBINAR:  Greener Cleanup for Brownfields -- Q & A
3:00 pm Eastern time
Are you cleaning up a brownfield?  Thinking of applying for an EPA assessment or cleanup grant?  Do you want to save money and protect the environment and human health?  Learn more about greening your brownfields assessment and cleanup work plans by attending the Greener Cleanup fr Brownfields webinar sponsored by K-State Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program, https://ksutab.org/ and U.S. EPA Region 5 Brownfields Program, http://www.epa.gov/region5brownfields/.   For more information and to register, please visit https://www.ksutab.org/education/webinars.

April 9 - 10, 2014
The 2014
Ohio Brownfield Conference
Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Columbus, OH
Information is posted about the April 9 evening Conference Reception and Hospitality Rooms.  Information about hotels and a map can also be found on the conference website.  Exhibitor registration will open soon.  The call for presentations is now closedDecember 4, 2013
Webinar:  National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP) Tip for Successful Brownfields Grant Proposals

NALGEP, the Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR), and the KSU Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities Program provided insight into creating a successful grant application.  This webinar  included some of the nation's leading brownfields experts who have been successful applicants, technical assistance providers, and recent reviewers of ARC applications.  They walked listeners through basic (but surprisingly often overlooked) advice for applicants, as well as new changes in grant guidelines, and funding trends.  Speakers provided special tips for small and rural communities and offered their insight into common mistakes and special advantages for these applicants. Click here to access the slides.

 

April 1, 2014
DEADLINE:  U.S. EPA Research and Technical Assistance Grant Proposals
EPA has announced the availability of funding to eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to conduct research, or provide technical assistance to communities facing bownfields cleanup and revitalization challenges.  Focus areas of this announcement include:

 

  1. technical assistance to environmental workforce development and job training grantees
  2. technical assistance on the integration of environmental justice and equitable development for brownfields-impacted communities
  3. research on the benefits of brownfields redevelopment
  4. technical assistance on brownfields financing and economic development strategies to brownfields-impacted communities.

For more information, visit the U.S. EPA Brownfield Grant Website at http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm.

 

April 2, 2 014
DEADLINE:  Health Impact Project Call for Proposals
The Health Impact Project is issuing its fourth call for proposals to support two types of initiatives:  health impact assessment (HIA), demonstration projects that inform a specific decision, and HIA program grants that enable organizations with experience with HIAs to develop sustainable HIA programs that integrate the assessments and related approaches in policymaking at the local, state or tribal levels.  http://www.healthimpactproject.org/project/opportunities

March 14, 2014   Extended to April 14, 2014
DEADLINE:  "Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership" (IMCP) Application
U.S. EPA worked with the White House in developing the IMCP which encourages communities to devise comprehensive economic development strategies that strengthen their competitive edge in attracting global manufacturers and their supply chains. Phase 2 of the IMCP was recently announced. In this competition, up to 12 communities that come up with winning strategies will receive a designation of “Manufacturing Community” that gives them elevated consideration for $1.3 billion in federal dollars and assistance from 10 cabinet departments/agencies. These communities would also potentially receive additional catalytic federal investments to support their economic development strategies. For more information, click here.

 

April 18, 2014
DEADLINE:  Indiana Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence nominations
The Indiana Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence recognize exemplary projects across Indiana.  Projects must demonstrate significant and measurable results, be innovative, comprehensive and documented.  For more information, including the nomination cover page form and guidance on how to apply, visit the IDEM Web site at http://www.in.gov/idem/prevention/2358.htm

 


April 28, 2014
DEADLINE:  DOT TIGER grant applications
The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the availability of $600 million for transportation projects across the country under a sixth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.  The TIGER 2014 grant program will place an emphasis on projects that support reliable, safe, and affordable transportation options that improve connections for both urban and rural communities, making it easier for their residents to reach work, school and other ladders of opportunity.  While continuing to support projects of all types, DOT will prioritize applications for capital projects that better connect people to jobs, training and other opportunities, promote neighborhood redevelopment and reconnect neighborhoods divided by physical barriers, such as highways and railroads.  Click http://www.dot.gov/tiger to learn more about TIGER 2014 and how to view DOT's Notice of Funding Availability.  For more information, contact Colleen Cain Sr. Policy Analyst at the Northeast-Midwest Institute at ccain@nemw.org.  DOT is booking additional dates for the webinar series on various aspects of the application process.  The webinars are free, but space is limited.  These dates will be posted to the TIGER website.

 

April 28, 2014
DEADLINE:  Health Impact Assessment for Improved Community Design
CDC's Health Community Design Initiative is awarding funds to increase the capacity of public health departments to include health considerations in transportation and land use planning decisions, and to expand the scope of health impacts considered when making decisions that impact community design.  Total project funding over a period of three years is $2,610,000.  Approximate number of awards is six.  Eligibility information is on pages 12-13 of the FOA.  To read examples of projects by awardees funded for the period of September 2011 - August 2014, go to http://www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/stories/default.htm and http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppid=251873

December 13, 2013
Webinar:  Using the (now updated) TABEZ Grant Writing Tool

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Call in for Audio:  866-299-3188; Code 2025661887#
Adobe Connect Link:  https://epa.connectsolutions.com/fy14arctabez
http://www.tabez.org/.   Slides will be available via the U.S. EPA brownfields website once this webinar has been completed and will be posted on the newsroom page.  Should you have any questions, please contact Jeanette Mendes at (202) 566-1887 or mendes.jeanette@epa.gov.

December 17, 2013
Webinar (Rescheduled from December 10)FFY14 U.S. EPA ARC Guidelines National
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST   
The webinar will be held using Adobe Connect https://epa.connectsolutions.com/fy14_arc/ . Slides will be available via the U.S. EPA brownfields website once this webinar has been completed and will be posted on the newsroom page.  Should you have any questions, please contact Jeanette Mendes at (202) 566-1887 or mendes.jeanette@epa.gov.

December 19, 2013
Webinar:  (Re-scheduled from December 17):  FFY14 U.S. EPA ARC Guidelines Region 5
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Please RSVP to shang.weiwei@epa.gov only  to confirm your attendance; you need not respond if you will not participate.  This overview will be provided via a conference call, and presentation materials will be emailed before the call. The call-in number will be:  (877) 226- 9607;  Passcode:  6623822088#

First Quarter 2014
Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Comprehensive Site Redevelopment Program (CSRP), in partnership with the IFA, launch anticipated.  For more information, contact your OCRA Community Liaison and/or visit here.

February 11, 2014
Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Legislative Day 
H
yatt Regency, Indianapolis
http://www.citiesandtowns.org/

February 13, 2014
DEADLINE: Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grant Proposals
This funding to nonprofit organizations and eligible entities to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs focuses on hazardous and solid waste management, assessment, and cleanup associated activities, chemical safety, and wastewater management. These grants are provided to recruit, train, and place unemployed and under-employed, including low-income and minority, residents historically affected by hazardous and solid waste sites and facilities who have the skills needed to secure full-time, sustainable employment in the environmental field and in the assessment and cleanup work taking place in their communities. For more information and to view the guidance, please visit
EPA's EWDJT website.

February 13, 2014
WEBINAR: Reuse Planning, Environmental Justice and Green Infrastructure: Tying it All Together in the Freeport Community Planning and CMC Heartland Superfund Site Reuse Project 
2:30PM - 4:30PM EST                                                                                                                                     
This webinar will provide an in-depth look at a project  in Illinois and include topics such as, tackling historic prejudices through community engagement, reusing contaminated areas to improve the area's residential opportunities and ways the project sought to reduce the impact of local floods.  Call Michele Mahoney at 703-603-9057 or Mahoney.michele@epa.gov or visit their website.

Feb. 19, 2014  - Letter of Intent
March 19, 2014 - Application
DEADLINES: ATSDR (Funding opportunity # CDC-RFA-TS14-1404) Community Health Projects Related to Contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse Sites (CHPs)
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) CHPs funding is available to eligible government organization applicants for funding to increase responsive public health actions by promoting healthy and safe environments and preventing harmful exposures related to contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse Sites. To access the announcement and application package, go to: www.grants.gov.  For any questions, comments or concerns, please contact atsdr.landreuse@cdc.gov.

February 20, 2014
WEBINAR: Green & Sustainable Remediation (GSR)
11:00AM - 1:15PM EST                                                                                                                           
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. In addition, a variety of case studies will demonstrate the application of GSR and the results. The training course provides an important primer for both organizations initiating GSR programs as well as those organizations seeking to incorporate GSR considerations into existing regulatory guidance.  Call the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC) Training Program at 402-201-2419 or training@itrcweb.org or visit here.

 

Project Highlights

A former Studebaker facility has been redeveloped into a new transfer/recycling station in South Bend, referred to as Green Tech Recycling (Green Tech). This is a great example of how thinking green for the environment can bring cost savings, new jobs, and community enrichment.

After a long industrial past, the former Studebaker Plant 8 facility sat vacant for 12 years. Mother Earth LLC (Mother Earth) then acquired the property in 2005 and invested $4 million for its demolition, remediation, and redevelopment. The Indiana Brownfields Program provided $45,123 in assessment and remediation grants to Saint Joseph County for the project, and the City of South Bend provided $67,000 in funding from a brownfield assessment grant that it received from the U.S. EPA.