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Conferences, Training, and Events 

Brownfields Basics Webinar

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In Case You Missed It!

Please click on the link below to learn the basics of Brownfields. A Brownfield is a real property whose use or reuse may be complicated by a presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant. Many former industrial and commercial activities are indeed Brownfields. Pennsylvania’s voluntary cleanup program, known as Act 2, presents a clear path to address brownfields in the commonwealth and bring these properties back to productive use in your community.

In this webinar, you have heard from experts from the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), PA Department of Community and Economic Development, US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), New Jersey Institute of Technology's Technical Assistance to Brownfield Communities Program (NJIT TAB) and a local partner Betsy Schamberger of Moonstone Environmental, who brought you a real-world example of a project (Stewart Silk Mill) that has gone through the Act 2 process. So, whether you are a seasoned veteran of Brownfields or new to the concept, you are invited to acquire the knowledge and contacts to help you navigate through the processes of obtaining funding and understanding the Act 2 voluntary cleanup program.

See a Recording or the Slides

EPA Job Training Grants

EPA is now soliciting grant applications to fund Brownfields Job Training (JT) programs that recruit, train, and place local unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment across a spectrum of brownfield-related activities. Check the links below to determine if you qualify as an eligible entity.

The application submission deadline is August 2, 2022.
Apply for funding (Guidelines)
Frequently Asked Questions

Outreach Webinar:

On Wednesday, June 15, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, EPA will host an outreach webinar for interested applicants. A recording of the live webinar will be made available on the FY23 Brownfields Job Training Grant Solicitation Page.

National Brownfields Training Conference

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The goal of the National Brownfields Training Conference is to provide a networking and learning environment for the Brownfields community. We are working to ensure that the venue and travel arrangements will be as safe and healthy as possible so conference attendees can continue to experience the valuable in-person education and networking opportunities that have defined the Brownfields Conference since 1996.

Brownfields 2022 will now be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from August 16-19, 2022.

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Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists

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PCPG, the Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists, is a non-profit corporation founded in 1989 by geologists seeking licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Today, having licensure, PCPG provides numerous services to its members, as related below.

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Council of the Development Finance Agencies

Advancing Development Finance Knowledge, Networks & Innovation

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Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council

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Advancing Environmental Solutions

To achieve healthy and sustainable air, water, land, and ecology through the adoption of innovative solutions

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