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May 2021:

Georgia Brownfield Association Announces  7th Annual Brownfield Seminar June 22 and 23, 2021

 

The Georgia Brownfield Association presents its seventh annual Brownfield Seminar, featuring more than two dozen of the region’s environmental leaders providing critical updates on brownfield revitalization and environmental justice issues and opportunities that are helping transform communities around the state. GBA’s Brownfield Seminar will be held virtually June 22 and 23, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Read more.


 

 

January 2021:

EPD Releases Guidance Document: Area Averaging Approach to Soil Compliance for Direct Contact Exposure Scenarios

A public notice may be found on the Land Protection Branch Public Announcements page and the document may be found on the Land Protection Branch Technical Guidance page.


EPD Provides Response to Comments Submitted By GBA Legislative Affairs Committee on EPD’s Area Averaging Approach to Soil Compliance for Direct Contact Exposure Scenarios

Read GBA Comments 

Read EPD Response to GBA Comments 

Read EPD’s Revised Area Averaging Guidance Draft Document (as of 11/30/2020)

 


 

GBA Submits Comments on EPD Guidance for Evaluating the Vapor Intrusion Exposure Pathway

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On Sept. 9, 2o020, GBA hosted a Zoom discussion to review the EPD’s Vapor Intrusion Guidance Document. Based on input from members, GBA has submitted comments in response to the Land Protection Branch of the EPD request for input from the public and impacted organizations regarding this document. View comments submitted by GBA here.
The draft document and additional information can be found on the EPD website under Land Protection Branch Public Announcements or under Land Protection Branch Technical Guidance. This document was drafted by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) which included GBA members, GBA Board members, EPD representatives and external stakeholders with technical knowledge in the subject. LPB would like to acknowledge and thank the TAC members for their invaluable time and input:
•         Bart Eklund, AECOM
•         Jim Fineis, Total Vapor Solutions
•         David Hayes, EPD Land Protection Branch
•         Ryan Jones, Brown and Caldwell
•         Leslie Miller, Wood
•         Amy Potter, EPD Land Protection Branch
•         Andrea Rimer, Troutman Pepper
•         Katie Ross, Wenck
•         Chris Saranko, Geosyntec Consultants
•         Keith Ziobron, Cardno
 
Please review the document and let EPD know if you have any feedback by September 14, 2020. Note that they have extended the comment period to 60 days because the Area Averaging document is also currently open for review. Thank you for your important input and please direct all questions and comments regarding the draft guidance to David Hayes at david.hayes@dnr.ga.gov and Amy Potter at amy.potter@dnr.ga.gov.

GBA Legislative Affairs Committee Submits Comments on EPD’s Area Averaging Approach to Soil Compliance for Direct Contact Exposure Scenarios

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In response to The Land Protection Branch of the EPD’s latest solicitation of input from the public and impacted organizations regarding this Area Averaging Guidance document, the GBA Legislative Affairs Committee hosted a Zoom meeting to review the document with members. The draft document and additional information can be found on the EPD website under Land Protection Branch Public Announcements or under Land Protection Branch Technical Guidance. Following feedback received by GBA members during GBA’s Area Averaging Zoom Meeting, the GBA legislative committee submitted comments to the guidance document.