2018 Brownfield Seminar

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Thanks to all who attended the fourth-annual Brownfield Seminar, which has sold out all four years. Click below to view the agenda and speaker presentations.Speaker images for eblast

AGENDA

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7:00-8:00
Registration

8:00-8:10
Georgia Brownfield Association Opening: Adam Hayes, Wenck

8:15-8:20
Welcome to Georgia Power: Brett Mitchell, Georgia Power

8:25-9:10
EPA’s Superfund Program and Brownfields Program: An update on both programs and a discussion about how each is putting sites back into productive use in Georgia, the Southeast, and across the nation. I Bill Denman, US EPA Southeast Region; Dustin Heizer, Wood PLC; Scott Miller, US EPA Southeast Region

9:15-9:40
Reshaping Perspectives – Assessment, Remediation & Community Mitigation Project: A discussion of various legal, real estate, and regulatory perspectives covering available funding, permitting, potential legal liabilities and consensus building. I Albert Edwards, CERM

9:40-10:00
Phytoremediation Feasibility for Brownfield Sites: A discussion about why is phytoremediation, and why use phytoremediation – and how they apply to brownfield sites I Shanna Thompson, Geosyntec.

10:00-10:25
Break

10:25-11:25
Vapor Intrusion: Possible Reopening Risks and Sampling Methods Update: An examination – using hypothetical remediation site case studies – of how potential risks can be proactively managed and a review of Federal and State Guidelines. I Jim Fineis, Atlas Geo-Sampling; Justin Knight, Geosyntec; Katherine Wurzel, NewFields; Lindsay Wallace, NewFields

11:25-11:45
Rails-to-Trails Conversions for Beneficial Reuse of Underutilized Properties: Studies of abandoned rail lines being given a new purpose will demonstrate beneficial reuse. I Tom Wurzinger, Geosyntec

11:45-12:30
Lunch/Break

12:30-1:15
Keynote Presentation: An update about EPD’s recent accomplishments, current issues, and future challenges. I Director Dunn, Ga. EPD

1:20-1:50
GBA Updates: Information about GBA’s impact on the industry and information about new initiatives. I John Spinrad, Arnall Golden Gregory

1:50-2:35
Lurking Pitfalls for “Innocent Purchasers”: A conversation about the legal, environmental, and real estate development obligations – from a pre-closing environmental diligence and a post-closing management plan – to avoid or minimize risks. I Charlie Denton, Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Shannon Ridley, Ga. EPD; Katie Ross, Wenck; Scott Samples, Terra Group

2:35-3:00
Break

3:00-3:45
Broader Community Concerns and Environmental Justice Considerations: A discussion of environmental justice considerations for brownfield redevelopment from varying perspectives, addressing funding availability, local government, potential legal liabilities, private developers’ incentives, and more. I Charlie Denton, Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Patrick McShane, City of Atlanta; Deborah Ortiz, US EPA Southeast Region; Camilla Warren, US EPA Southeast Region

3:50-4:45
Pullman Yard Redevelopment – Linking the Past to the Future of Georgia: A discussion of Atomic Entertainment’s vision for a Work, Live, Play development to accommodate a growing film industry, and how the former Pullman Yard facility and property is becoming the fruition of this vision. I Len Diprima, United Consulting; Maureen Meulen, Atomic Entertainment Development; Andrea Rimer, Troutman Sanders; Adam Rosenfelt, Atomic Entertainment Development

4:45-5
Event closing: Adam Hayes, Wenck; Darlene Hawksley, Hawksley Consulting

5:15-7:30
Reception: All attendees are invited to attend.

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