2019 Brownfield Seminar

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Chris Clark

The 2019 Brownfield Seminar’s Keynote Speaker:

Chris Clark, President/CEO at Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Property redevelopment and reuse plays a large role in Georgia’s future. In his keynote address, Chris Clark discussed Georgia’s economic growth potential, how we continue to attract business, and how land use patterns across the State have played role in the way we do business.
Chris also shared findings from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 New Georgia Economy Series, providing unique insights into emerging trends and risks, and the impact to small business, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Click here to listen to his presentation.

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Sessions:

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PFAS Risk and Impact on Continuing Obligations: An informative discussion about how PFAS can impact Brownfield sites in various stages of development, from environmental site assessments to risk assessments to continuing obligations. II Kathi Wurzel, NewFields, LLC; Mark Benotti, NewFields, LLC; Shanna Alexander, EarthCon Consultants, Inc; Brian Smith, US EPA; Moderator: Charlie Denton, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Evolving Beyond a Traditional Remediation Approach: A conversation about approaches for reducing inherent risk associated with environmental, zoning, timing, financial, and repositioning uncertainties. Several case studies will be discussed, including a remediation project in Buckhead, GA that allowed for redevelopment into the Top Golf recreational facility. II Colleen Kokas, Environmental Liability Transfer; Moderator: Rich Glaze, Balch & Bingham LLP

Mayors Panel: Mayors from Columbus, Hapeville, and Doraville, GA will discuss their views and experiences with brownfield redevelopment in their local communities. II Mayor B. H. “Skip” Henderson III, City of Columbus, GA; Mayor Alan Hallman, City of Hapeville, GA; Luke Howe, City of Doraville, GA (representing Mayor Donna Pittman); Moderator: Amanda Herrit, Terracon

Regulatory Approaches: A panel discussion about benefits to brownfield sites offered by state and federal regulatory programs, as well as benefits that can be realized under the recently adopted risk assessment framework by the GA EPD. Speakers will also share information about the 2017 Federal Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act provisions, practical implications, and potential incentives. II Charlie Denton, Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Shanna Alexander, EarthCon Consultants, Inc; Jessica Lavandier, City of Atlanta; Jessica Turner, EarthCon Consultants, Inc.; Moderator: Camilla Warren, US EPA

EPA Brownfields Program: A panel discussion about benefits to brownfield sites offered by state and federal regulatory programs, as well as benefits that can be realized under the recently adopted risk assessment framework by the GA EPD. Speakers will also share information about the 2017 Federal Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act provisions, practical implications, and potential incentives. II Carol Monell, US EPA; Moderator: Shanna Thompson, Geosyntec

Community Engagement and Environmental Justice – A Focus on Savannah: A case study from Savannah, GA that shows how brownfield redevelopment provides an important framework to revitalize overburdened and underserved communities – transforming contaminated properties into end uses that promote environmental, economic, and health vitality. II Eric Chin, City of Savannah; Suzi Ruhl, US EPA; Mildred McClain, Harambee House; Moderator: Keith Ziobron, Cardno

EPD Regulatory Update: Regulatory, policy, and legislative updates from EPA and EPD on the Georgia environmental programs that affect redevelopment. II Shannon Ridley, Georgia EPD; Jason Mezger, Georgia EPD; Moderator: Shanna Thompson, Geosyntec

Brownfield Remediation and Risk Considerations: Case studies that illustrate approaches to Brownfield site remediation, and a discussion about identifying and managing risk at remediation sites associated with climate change. II Venkat Kolluru, ERM; Wanda Farmer, SCS Engineers; Moderator: Bill Butler, ERM

Leveraged Funding Yield Arts, Industry, and Jobs: A discussion about EPA’s Targeted Brownfield Assessment (TBA) program and how it is implemented to support land redevelopment. An in-depth case study will highlight how this funding can provide the assessment needed to spark property transfer and ultimately lead to brownfield redevelopment and job creation. II Everett Chinn, City of Greenville; Sandra Harrigan, Tetratech; Satara Thomas, Tetratech; Rob Rosen, US EPA; Moderator: Keith Ziobron, Cardno


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