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Ohio EPA Brownfield Conference Registration Information
Ohio EPA is accepting registrations for the Ohio Brownfield Conference, April 9 and 10, 2014. The conference will educate attendees about options to remediate and redevelop brownfield sites and enhance awareness of funding resources to develop brownfield areas into greenfields.
The conference will be held at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, 50 North Third Street. Registration for attendees closes on Friday, April 4.
The conference tracks, plus a workshop/training track, will assist participants at all levels of knowledge and interest. They include:
- brownfield basics;
- remediation and assessment;
- redevelopment and planning;
- funding, liability and insurance; and
- sustainability case studies.
Those who participate in the brownfield workshop/training track can learn how to apply for money for assessment and cleanup; how local, state and federal resources can be used in rural and small town redevelopment; and laboratory workshops.
The conference is geared toward local government leaders, financial and insurance providers, risk management practitioners, economic development officials, community development organizations, environmental and civil engineers, planners and public works officials, real estate developers, investors and attorneys.
To learn more about each session and to register, visit the Ohio EPA Brownfield Conference website.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.