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*EPA Announces Request for Proposals**Brownfield Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grants*
EPA has released a Request for Proposals for FY2014 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grants. These grants may be used to assess and cleanup sites with petroleum, hazardous substances, or hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum. Opportunities for funding are as follows:
*Community-Wide Assessment Grant* (may also apply for site-specific, may not apply for as part of a coalition)
$200,000 each hazardous and petroleum
Governmental entities, redevelopment authorities, regional councils
*Site-Specific Assessment Grant* (may also apply for a community-wide grant, may not apply as part of a coalition)
$200,000 hazardous or petroleum (waiver up to $350,000)
Governmental entities, redevelopment authorities, regional councils
*Coalition Assessment Grant* (may not apply for site-specific grants or as part of another coalition)
$600,000 combined hazardous and petroleum
Three or more eligible entities
*Cleanup Grant* (can apply for up to three grants)
$200,000 total hazardous and petroleum
Governmental entities & non-profits
*Revolving Loan Fund *(individual or coalition)
$1 million for individuals; $1 million per eligible coalition member
Governmental entities (Coalitions must be two or more eligible entities)
*Please note: * EPA grant applicants are required to include a letter of support from DNR with their proposal. Request your *DNR letter of support no later than January 8, *by contacting Christine Haag(email@example.com or 608-266-0244). Please visit the RR program federal brownfield grants webpage [ http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/brownfields/epagrants.html#tabx3 ] for clear directions on the type of information that should be submitted to the DNR in order to obtain your letter of support.
Due date for all proposals is January 22, 2014. For EPA’s guidelines, visit www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm [ http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm ].
*Job Opening - Remediation and Redevelopment** Bureau Director – Madison*
The DNR is seeking applicants to fill the job opening for the Bureau Director of the Remediation and Redevelopment Program. Mark Giesfeldt will be retiring on December 20th of this year. This position oversees the statewide Remediation and Redevelopment program, which is responsible for Superfund, Brownfields, leaking underground storage tank and RCRA cleanups as well as spill response. If you are interested in applying for this position, please see the announcement on Wisc.Jobs. [ https://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=70344&jobid=69859&org=370&class=56850&index=true ]
*December 12th FET SEMINAR: Breaking Down the Demolition Process*
The DNR’s RR Program and the Federation of Environmental Technologists (FET) are teaming up provide you with a one-day demolition seminar designed to help professionals understand the complicated process to demolish commercial and industrial buildings and learn from experienced industry leaders.
The event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12, in Brookfield. Topics to be covered include:
* Planning…Execution…Closeout Process * Building Inspections * Hazardous Waste Disposal * Phase I & Phase II Site Assessments * Demolition Permitting Process…and much more
If you work in local government…If you’re a developer…If you’re a builder…If you’re an environmental professional…You should attend this seminar.
Space is limited; sign up soon.
For the agenda and registration information, visit the FET events website [ http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTMxMTIyLjI1NTkwMTUxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDEzMTEyMi4yNTU5MDE1MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3ODg0NTY1JmVtYWlsaWQ9bWljaGFlbC5wcmFnZXJAZG5yLnN0YXRlLndpLnVzJnVzZXJpZD1taWNoYWVsLnByYWdlckBkbnIuc3RhdGUud2kudXMmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&101&&&http://fetinc.org/website/calendar-of-events/ ]. Discounts are available to local governments.
*Brownfield News and Notes*
Milwaukee Ductile in West Allis sold to a demolition contractor [ http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/business/232544631.html ] that has plans to demolish the building for scrap and sell the land
After approximately seven years the former Royster-Clark Plant site is going through approvals [ http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/developer-seeking-approvals-for-royster-corners-project/article_1cc7e252-4ecf-5a9b-b173-4f38043d18ee.html ] to move forward on a mixed-use project
Brookfield Town Board votes to provide $38 million in financing for The Corners development project [ http://www.jsonline.com/business/brookfield-approves-spending-38-million-on-corners-development-b99156128z1-234340311.html ] through tax incremental financing
*Milwaukee County Gas Station Receives $51,000 Judgment *
A Milwaukee County gas station owner will pay a hefty fine after a variety of violations of the state’s environmental laws regulating underground storage tanks and the handling of flammable liquids. Bulk Petroleum Corporation lost a more than $51,000 judgment to the State for violations in the Milwaukee area going back nearly five years.
For more information please visit www.doj.state.wi.us/media-center/2013-news-releases/december-2-2013 [ http://www.doj.state.wi.us/media-center/2013-news-releases/december-2-2013 ]
*Online Training Opportunities* Click the links below for more information about upcoming training sessions.
December 10 - ISM Part 2: Soil Sampling and Decision Making Using Incremental Sampling Methodology [ http://www.clu-in.org/conf/itrc/ism ]**
December 12* -* Green and Sustainable Remediation [ http://www.clu-in.org/conf/itrc/GSR ]* ***
**December 12* -* Mining Waste Treatment Technology Selection [ http://www.clu-in.org/conf/itrc/mwtts ]**
December 17* - *Biochemical Reactors for Treating Mining Influenced Water [ http://www.clu-in.org/conf/itrc/bcr ]**
January 7* – *Environmental Molecular Diagnostics: New Tools for Better Decisions [ http://www.clu-in.org/conf/itrc/emd/ ]**
January 9* – *Use and Measurement of Mass Flux and Mass Discharge [ http://www.clu-in.org/conf/itrc/ummfmd/ ]**
January 14* – *Project Risk Management for Site Remediation [ http://www.clu-in.org/conf/itrc/RRM/ ]
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