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Affiliate Trainings and Workshops

All affiliate trainings and workshops are available to conference attendees unless otherwise noted.

 

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Creating a Brownfields Site Inventory while Protecting Public Health

TUESDAY, MAY 14 - 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Location: GWCC, Room B 204

Participants will learn how to use the ATSDR Brownfields/Land Reuse Site tool to create a rapid site assessment and inventory at brownfield/land reuse sites through hands-on activities and recognize the impacts blighted, contaminated, and vacant properties can have on public health. All participants will be given a free copy of the tool.

         1 CPH credit available.


 

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Every Site Has a Story to Tell: Using Videos to Improve Community Health

TUESDAY, MAY 14 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: GWCC, Room B 204

Participants will learn how to use video documentaries to educate communities about incorporating public health at brownfield and land reuse sites, view videos that have been used to educate communities about incorporating health monitoring in brownfield and land reuse projects, and talk to filmmaker Robert Safay and others, who have developed videos to promote public health in their communities.   

2 CPH credits available.


 

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Why Public Health? Leveraging Health Resources

TUESDAY, MAY 14 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: GWCC, Room B 201

Participants will talk to ATSDR, the Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU), Fulton County  Department of Health and Wellness, and the Georgia Department of Public Health about how they can help improve community health through redevelopment projects; gain an understanding of why protecting public health in redevelopment communities is important; and gain an understanding of how federal, state and local health agencies can help integrate public health in brownfield/land reuse projects.   

1 CPH credit available.

 

PEHSU - Leveraging Health Resources PPT

ATSDR - Leveraging Health Resources PPT

GA DPH - Leveraging Health Resources PPT

LUBCP - Leveraging Health Resources PPT

Monica Robinson - Leveraging Health Resources PPT


 

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Taking Action to Improve Community Health: ATSDR Action Model and Health Impact Assessment

TUESDAY, MAY 14 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Location: GWCC, Room B 314

Participants will learn how indicators of community health status can be established and tracked during redevelopment projects to assess health impacts, learn to use indicators as a means of tracking brownfield program success, and talk to people who have used community health indicators to leverage additional resources for communities.   

3 CPH credit available.


 

Brownfields

Equitable Brownfields Revitalization: Tools for Progress

TUESDAY, MAY 14 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM (Part one)

Location: GWCC, Room B 202

wednesday, MAY 15 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (PART two)

Location: GWCC, Room B 314

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This day and a half long workshop will explore the connections between brownfields revitalization, environmental justice and equitable development. This event will focus on building capacity to address these topics by providing tools, resources and strategies through panel discussions and peer-to-peer exchange. A registration fee (separate from the general conference registration fee) is required for the Tuesday training and the Wednesday workshop. Participants may register for one or both days. 

 

On Tuesday, May 14, there will be an afternoon training on Cultural Competence from 1 – 5 pm for up to 25 attendees. The registration fee is $15 and includes an afternoon coffee break with cookies.

On Wednesday, May 15, there will be an all-day workshop on brownfields and equitable development for up to 60 attendees. The registration fee is $30 and includes a morning coffee break and a box lunch (sandwich, chips, cookie, and drink). Onsite registration will be available for the Wednesday workshop only, and will not include the box lunch option. Those who register onsite will be responsible for providing their own lunch.



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Solar Powering Your Community Workshop – Solar on Brownfields

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 - 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Location: GWCC, Room B 201

Brownfields can be a liability for communities, but they can also be a resource when it comes to finding sites for solar energy. This two hour interactive workshop will explore important considerations for installing solar on brownfields, from developing community goals and policies for solar redevelopment to identifying project partners and potential sources of gap financing. The workshop will explore opportunities for local governments and developers to work collaboratively to overcome obstacles at each stage of the redevelopment process. Speakers will present case studies and engage participants in problem-solving exercises to work through strategies for promoting solar projects on brownfields, landfills, and other previously developed and potentially contaminated sites. Speakers: David Morley, American Planning Association; Jayson Uppal, Meister Consultants Group; Philip Haddix, The Solar Foundation.

2 AICP CM credits available. 

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop – Solar on Brownfields

 


      

 

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Best Management Practices for Site Assessment, Remediation, and Greener Cleanups

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: GWCC, Room B 202

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The EPA’s Brownfields and Land Revitalization Technology Support Center (BTSC) is offering a training session on recent developments in science, technology and practitioner experience for site assessment, remediation and greener cleanups. Participants will learn how best management practices can be used to significantly reduce data collection costs, expedite project schedules, enhance stakeholder communication and improve project and site decision quality, and lower the environmental footprint of cleanup projects. The course is focused toward Brownfields grant recipients parties directly involved in managing or executing site assessment and cleanup projects. Participation in the training course may also be of benefit to EPA, federal, tribal, state and private industry technical project managers and stakeholders involved in the development and implementation of hazardous waste site cleanups. Click here for information on other BTSC pre-conference trainings

Best Management Practices for Site Assessment, Remediation, and Greener Cleanups




 

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Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Training

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: GWCC, Room A 405

EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities is offering a training session on its Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program. This training will feature an in-depth look at Preferred Growth Areas, Sustainable Design and Development – two recently completed tools in the Building Blocks toolbox that can be used by local jurisdictions to help redevelop brownfields. This training will review a guidebook of materials that will enable attendees to implement these tools in their regions. For more information about these and other tools, please see: http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/buildingblocks.htm


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Brownfields Road Map Training

wednesday, may 15 - 1:00 - 2:15 PM

Location: GWCC Room B 202

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The EPA’s Brownfields and Land Revitalization Technology Support Center (BTSC) is offering a training session on the Brownfields Road Map publication and companion website. The training session provides an outline of the general steps involved in the investigation and cleanup of brownfields sites and introduces stakeholders to technology options and available resources. The course is focused on Brownfields grant recipients and is designed to help non-technical stakeholders understand the common site types, contaminants and technology options for site investigation and cleanup, and communicate effectively with technical professionals. During this training session, experts will introduce participants to the EPA Brownfields Road Map and explain how its three main components will help them navigate and succeed in the implementation of a brownfields assessment or cleanup project. Technical resources and tools available online will also be highlighted. Click here for information on other BTSC pre-conference trainings.

Brownfields Road Map Training

 
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Community Engagement in Environmental Health Research at Emory University and Georgia Tech

Wednesday, May 15 - 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Location: Omni Int’l Ballroom D

 

In this session, the concept of the exposome will be introduced. The exposome is designed to the be the environmental equivalent of the genome. This new approach to environmental health research is a holistic approach that more closely approximates the actual human experience. Rather than considering one exposure or one lifestyle issue at a time, the exposome integrates data from all facets of life. This new center, called HERCULES, includes bidirectional communication with the community. Experts on air pollution, pesticide exposures, and environmental toxicology will share their vision and listen to the concerns of the community. Attendees will identify key issues of concern and discuss ideas to improve dialogue with the scientists, so that community concerns are incorporated into science, and science is incorporated into community action plans. Local community groups are strongly encouraged to attend.

       
       
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Leveraging Contracts for Innovative Site Characterization and Cleanup

Wednesday, MAY 15 - 2:30 - 3:45 PM

LOCATION: GWCC Room B 201

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The EPA’s Brownfields and Land Revitalization Technology Support Center (BTSC) is offering a training session on best practices, strategies and processes for procuring innovative site investigation and remediation services. The course is focused toward Brownfields grant recipients and parties directly involved in managing or executing site assessment and cleanup projects, however, the concepts can be applied to any cleanup program. The goal of the training is to help participants identify opportunities to structure or respond to procurements that encourage application of innovative and cost-effective strategies and technologies, including project life cycle conceptual site models (CSM), real-time measurement technologies, high-resolution site characterization (HRSC), innovative remediation technologies and optimization of site characterization and cleanup. Click here for information on other BTSC pre-conference trainings.



 

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Growing Crops on Brownfields - Should You Be Scared?

wednesday, MAY 15 - 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Location: GWCC, room b 202

Growing on brownfield sites presents challenges because of the possibility of soil contamination. This session will highlight the latest Kansas State University research data on contaminant uptake by food crops grown on several brownfield sites across the U.S. slated for community gardens. We will discuss associated best management practices and potential human health risks. 


 

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Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University Training

Start: WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 - 5:30 PM

End: Friday, may 17 - 2:00 PM

Booth 1306 in the Exhibit Hall

The Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University (KSU) is providing demonstrations on free on-line tools for creating Site Inventories, Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup grant preparation, and self-paced learning on brownfields topics. The demonstrations will be given at Booth 1306 in the exhibition hall, upon request. This includes the TAB-EZ Assessment and Cleanup Grant-Writing software and the Brownfields Inventory Tool (BIT). Both tools are available nationally, and there are over 1,000 registered users for each. KSU created and maintains these tools as part of their TAB grant. Come by and learn how you can use TAB-EZ to prepare competitive grant applications and BIT to manage sites in your brownfields program. KSU TAB is also providing information on these tools in the following educational sessions:

  • Thursday May 16; 11:00 – 12:15; Room B407; Big Challenges, Small Town: Navigating Brownfields Challenges in Small and Rural communities (#1985)
  • Thursday May 16; 2:30 – 3:45; Room B405; What Drives Successful Rural Brownfields Development? (#1962)
  • Friday May 17; 9:45 – 11:00; Room B408/409; Lets talk TAB! Tapping into the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB) Program (#1959)
  • Friday May 17; 1:00 – 2:15; Room B206; ACRES and BIT Database Tools for Site Data Management (#2029)
 
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Beginner ACRES Training

Thursday, MAY 16 - 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

thuRsday, MAY 16 - 2:30 - 3:45 PM

Location: GWCC, Room B 411

Participants will learn how to use EPA’s online data entry system, ACRES, so Brownfields grant recipients can electronically reports site-specific activities to EPA. Beginners ACRES training is for new users and will provide a basic overview of the system and how to start reporting accomplishments to EPA. We ask that participants bring any site specific work that needs to be entered to the training and help desk sessions.

 
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Advanced ACRES Training

THURSDAY, MAY 16 - 1:00 - 2:15 PM

Friday, MAY 17 - 9:45 - 11:00 AM

Location: GWCC, Room B 411

Participants will learn how to use EPA’s online data entry system, ACRES, so Brownfields grant recipients can electronically reports site-specific activities to EPA. Advanced ACRES training is for more experienced users and will demonstrate various features that the system offers to support recipients reporting accomplishments to EPA. We ask that participants bring any site specific work that needs to be entered to the training and help desk sessions. 


 

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Heard on the Hill - National Brownfields Coalition Breakfast

FRIDAY, MAY 17 - 7:15 - 8:15 AM

LOCATION: GWCC, ROOM B 314

The National Brownfields Coalition will hold a breakfast meeting that is part schmooze and part news. Schmooze with the movers and shakers that are working on congressional brownfields issues and get the latest updates on Brownfields Reauthorization, the Remediation Tax Expensing program, and appropriations. Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Director, EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, and Ken Brown, NALGEP, are among confirmed speakers.  Please register here.