Georgia Brownfield Association is hosting its second annual Brownfield Seminar at Georgia Power (241 Ralph McGill Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30308) on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 8a-5p, providing a forum for discussions about the environmental, financial, regulatory, and community factors that guide brownfield remediation and redevelopment. GBA will bring together information, experience, and research to provide Seminar participants a greater knowledge and ability to help revitalize their respective communities.
This year, GBA will host a free reception from 5:30-7:30pm following the Seminar. Attendees are invited to enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres and mingle with fellow industry leaders.
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Keynote Presentation: Judson (Jud) H. Turner, Director of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will deliver the event’s keynote presentation. He will share updates about the EPD’s voluntary cleanup programs (including the Voluntary Remediation Program and the Brownfield Program) which has led to the successful clean up and reuse of thousands of acres in Georgia. Mr. Turner will also provide EPD updates and highlights, including information about future rule-makings.
Partnership Strategies for In-town Revitalization: Chronic disinvestment leaves communities with complex brownfield and aging infrastructure situations that seem impossible to revive. Fostering local, state, and federal partnerships to encourage and incentivize private sector investments that build on a cooperative environment lead to improving the livability and sustainability of a community. This session panel explores partnerships and identifies resources for tax incentives, affordable and workforce housing, grassroot support and other means leading to successful redevelopment.
Presenters: Ric Geyer, Urban Visionary, 787 Windsor; Bryan Hartnett, Project Manager, Wendover Housing Partners; Honorable Mayor Deborah Jackson, City of Lithonia, Ga.; Charles Whatley, UrbanIS USA
Moderators: Roger Register, Brownfields Practice Leader, Cardno, Inc.; Camilla Warren, Brownfields Revitalization Project Manager, US EPA, Region 4
Brownfield Redevelopment of Fort McPherson: Fort McPherson, an approximately 480‐acre former Army Base in the southern portion of metropolitan Atlanta, is being redeveloped by multiple parties for multiple purposes, including a 308‐acre film and production complex for Tyler Perry Studios (TPS) and a mixed use development including 200,000 square feet of retail for underserved southwest Atlanta neighborhoods. This session will explore why redevelopment of large former defense facilities do not need to take a single-project/single-use approach, and how they can support multiple uses and solutions to best utilize the space available and serve the surrounding community.
Presenters: R. Todd Silliman, Partner, Dentons, U.S., LLP; Steven W. Hart, P.G., Senior Project Manager, Peachtree Environmental; Brian Hooker, Executive Director, Fort Mac LRA
USEPA Region IV and State of Georgia Regulatory Update: This session will provide a regulatory, policy and legislative update on the Georgia environmental programs that affect redevelopment including the Hazardous Site Response (HSRA), Brownfields and the Voluntary Remediation Programs. The panelists will provide valuable insight into USEPA Region IV Brownfield Programs and Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Land Protection Branch redevelopment trends.
Presenters: Shannon Ridley, Brownfield Coordinator, Georgia Environmental Department of Protection; Alan Farmer, Director, Resource Conservation and Restoration Division, Environmental Protection Agency; Holly Hill, Partner, Troutman Sanders
Moderator: Dan Grogan, Amec Foster Wheeler
Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Variables, Best Practices, and Innovative Technologies: A conversation about the influence of building footprint on soil gas sub-slab vapor migration, best practices for the design and operation of effective and sustainable soil depressurization systems, and mitigation via aerated floors.
Panelists: Matt Kotch, Southern Radon Reduction; Jim Fineis, Atlas Geo-Sampling; Justin Knight, P.E., Geosyntec; and Adam Hayes, Oasis Consulting
Moderator: Keith Ziobron, Resolute Environmental & Water Resources Consulting, LLC
Economic Development: An update from the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Global Commerce about investment and relocation trends, as well as the current state of the market.
Presenter: Tom Croteau, Deputy Commissioner, Global Commerce, Georgia Department of Economic Development