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Conferences, Training, and Events

Webinar: Overview of EPA Multipurpose, Assessment, Revolving Loans, and Cleanup (MARC) Grants

The EPA Brownfields Program provides direct funding for brownfields assessment, cleanup, revolving loans, environmental job training, technical assistance, training, and research. Join WVU TAB and PA DEP to learn more on the background on the brownfield assessment, cleanup, and multipurpose grant program, including eligible entities, eligible activities, and the application process, as well as helpful tips on how to make sure you have the basic information ready before the grant guidelines are released this fall.

This two-part webinar will cover all the basics about EPA Brownfields MARC grants, including who is eligible, what the application process is, and other helpful information. In part one on September 7, join WVU TAB and PA DEP as we cover the suggested timeline to prepare for a fall EPA brownfield grant submittal. Topics will include administrative tasks, tips for identifying brownfield sites, other sources of funding, and keys to application success. Part two on October 12 dives more into the EPA MARC grants.

You can choose to attend one or both of the following sessions:

Date & Time
Sep 7, 2023 10:00 A.M.
Oct 12, 2023 10:00 A.M.


Brownfields Basics Workshops

Please join us at one of the above locations for a free introduction to the basics of brownfields!

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 process of bringing these properties back to productive use in your community.

A brownfield is a real property whose use or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Many former industrial and commercial sites may indeed be brownfields. Pennsylvania’s voluntary cleanup program, known as Act 2, presents a clear path for addressing brownfields in the Commonwealth.

In these sessions 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, West Virginia University’s Technical Assistance to Brownfield Communities Program (WVU TAB), as well as a local partner to bring you some real-world examples of projects that have gone through the process. Learn to understand the procedures of the Act 2 Program and how to acquire funding for your projects.

Register Below

Register October 3
Bayfront Convention Center
Erie, PA

Register October 24
Wellspan Park
York, PA

Register November 8
Easton Wine Project
Easton, PA

The Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference is back!!

March 25-27, 2024
Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, PA

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Land Recycling Program is pleased to partner once again with the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania in presenting the 2024 Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference.

Call for Presentations for the 2024 Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference!

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP), has opened the call for presentations for the 2024 Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference! We seek presentations with current, relevant, and informative content on a wide range of topics involved in bringing a brownfield back to successful reuse.

While fundamental issues such as financing, funding, remediation and others will always provide the foundation for reuse, we hope to go beyond these traditional topics to present a program that is thought-provoking and forward thinking with “what’s next” for the brownfields industry.

Please consider submitting a brief abstract with these thoughts in mind and tell us which one of the themes your presentation falls within. Abstracts are due no later than September 27, 2023. Invited presenters will be notified in early October.

Call for Presentations - ESWP

Ongoing Training Opportunities

Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists

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

The Council of Development Finance Agencies is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. CDFA is comprised of the nation’s leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community representing hundreds of public, private and non-profit development entities.

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Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council

ITRC's Online Training Webinars create a unique forum for the exchange of technical and regulatory information based on the content of our Team products. ITRC partners with the U.S.EPA Clean Up Information Network (Clu-In) to present free Online Webinars. ITRC records all of its training webinars and offers them on-demand on Clu-In's website as well as on our YouTube Channel.