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Brownfield Basics Workshop

September 18th, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Engineer's Society of Western PA
337 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Please join us 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 may indeed be 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 session you will hear from experts in the field from the US Environmental Protection Agency, PA Department of Environmental Protection, PA Department of Community and Economic Development, New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Technical Assistance to Brownfield Communities Program (NJIT TAB), as well as, a local partner to bring you some real-world examples of projects that have gone through the 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 understand the procedures of the Act 2 Program.


PA Brownfields Conference March 9-11, 2020
State College, PA

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Knowledge Leads to Progress:
The New Climate of Brownfields

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Call for Presentations Now Open

Abstracts are due no later than September 27, 2019.

2020 PA Brownfields Themes

Risk Communication
Careers in Brownfields
Career Track Roundtable
Schools on Brownfields

Quality of Life
Outdoor Recreation
Community Gardens/Urban Agriculture
Active Lifestyles
Smart Growth/Sustainability
Access to Healthcare
Creating Destinations
Affordable Housing Stock

What's New?
Current Trends/Market Conditions
Funding Opportunities

Outreach & Engagement
Land Use
Master (Community) Plans
Environmental Justice
Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse
Communication Strategy – How to Communicate

Existing (Water/Sewer/Utility/Roads)
Logistics (Rail/Intermodal/Inland Ports)
Green Infrastructure
Stormwater Management

Emerging Contaminants
Vapor Intrusion
Remediation Technologies
Risk Management/Environmental Insurance/Liability Transfer Mechanisms
Emerging Contaminants/PFAS

Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists

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For more information, visit the PCPG courses & events webpage.