Brownfield Restoration – Managing for Success Course

The EOS Alliance is offering this course which provides a complete overview of the brownfields process, from an introduction to brownfields to redevelopment. Participants will become versed in funding the assessment, cleanup and redevelopment, and other intricacies involved in managing a federal grant.

The course is a 3-day course beginning on March 24 through March 26 with class from 8:30 am through 5:00 pm.

Attendees will be introduced to the Federal Brownfields law and become familiar with such terms as Bonafide Prospective Purchaser, All Appropriate Inquiry, etc. The course will delve into effective assessment techniques, provide conceptual knowledge of current remediation practices, and the different approaches necessary to tackle rural and urban brownfields sites. A visit to two successful brownfield remediation sites and useful online resources will cap the course.

Course Topics:

  • Overview of Brownfields Process
  • What are Brownfields
  • What Laws Apply
  • Who are the Players and their Roles
  • Brownfields and the Environment
  • Basic Contaminant Concepts
  • Contaminant Media (Soil, Water, Air)
  • Persistence and Types of Contaminants
  • Fate and Transport of Contaminants
  • When Contaminants Become a Concern
  • Funding Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Types of EPA Grants
  • Effective Brownfield Grant Writing and Implementation
  • Environmental Insurance
  • Other Funding Partners
  • Hiring an Environmental Professional
  • Use of Exsisting Resources without Grants
  • Community Involvement
  • Overview of the Site Assessment Phase
  • Assessment Techniques
  • What is an Adequate Assessment
  • Review of a Case Study
  • Sampling for Contaminants
  • Interface with Regulators
  • Overview for Cleanup Concepts & Technologies
  • How Clean is Clean (Standards)
  • Institutional Controls, Covenants
  • Business Ready Sites
  • Working with the Developer
  • Types of Cleanup and Advantages (In/Ex Situ)
  • Integrating Cleanup into Redevelopment
  • Interface with Regulators
  • Online Resources
  • Field Trip to Two Brownfield Sites

The intended audience are entry level to practicing envrionmental professionals.  Prerequisites include a basic knowledge of environmental science and policy.  Students should bring a laptop with wireless access.  Those completing the course receive 2 Continuing Education Credits.

Registration ia $750/$650* (*reduced tuition available for Native American tribes; government employees; nonprofits; students; and NAEP, NEBC, NWAEP members). You can register by clicking here or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 206-762-1976.