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February 2004

Turn Over
 
Development
Turn Over

As federal, state and local budgets continue to be limited, it’s not uncommon to find local development agencies and public organizations planning and managing brownfields projects with the labor force of just one or a few full-time brownfield personnel, especially in small cities and rural communities. And inherently, when project…Read more

Canadian Institutional Capacity for Brownfield Redevelopment
 
Environmental
Canadian Institutional Capacity for Brownfield Redevelopment

Canada’s capacity for brownfield redevelopment is currently patchy and inconsistent. As a federation, there are three orders of government dealing with the issue—federal, provincial and municipal —with differing levels of expertise and authority. In addition there is a fourth important institution—the financial system—that plays a major role in promoting and…Read more

 
Environmental
Doing More With Less Using Underused Partners

As we all do more with less, partners play a pivotal role in the success of any project. Using community organizations and universities can help leverage resources and build organizational capacity on certain brownfield projects. Most of us involved in brownfield redevelopment would readily agree that a diverse array of…Read more


 
Environmental
Standardizing All Appropriate Inquiry

In 1989, a new ASTM committee was established to define good commercial or customary practice for conducting “all appropriate inquiry” pursuant to the innocent landowner defense to CERCLA liability. Congress had given little guidance as to how to demonstrate there was “no reason to know” that contamination had occurred on…Read more

 
Environmental
The EPA Brownfields Program

Any opinions expressed in this article are the views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The EPA Brownfields Program grew from a single grant in 1993 into a nationally-recognized initiative that has helped change the way people think about land.…Read more

 
Environmental
What Should the EPA Be Doing? Comments from the Pros

After reading Sven-Erik Kaiser’s article on how the EPA’s brownfield program works, we asked a number of people in the industry for their thoughts on the agency’s role in the brownfield market.  Their replies have been edited for length and clarity. The EPA has played a critical role in the…Read more

 
Industrial Redevelopment
An Update on the State of the Environmental Insurance Market

Few would argue that environmental insurance has evolved to become a widely used and effective tool for managing risk and uncertainty related to the transfer, remediation and redevelopment of Brownfield projects. However, like the broader worldwide property and casualty insurance market, of which it is a small segment, environmental insurance…Read more


 
Industrial Redevelopment
Industry Watch

Institutional Controls Earth Pledge, a New York City-based nonprofit organization that promotes  “techniques and technologies that restore the balance between human and natural systems,” announced the formation of the Guardian Trust. The trust is a program for long-term stewardship of environmentally contaminated properties. MGP Environmental Partners, a brownfield consulting and management…Read more

 
Regional Report
Briefs: Acquisition Aids New York City’s Environment and Economy

When Triumvirate Environmental’s CEO, John McQuillan saw the Chemical Waste Disposal waste storage site in the heart of New York City’s Astoria district, it seemed to be a perfect fit. With a solid, 15-year track record as a leading provider of environmental services throughout New England, M…Read more

 
Regional Report
Connecticut : Smart Growth Architect Pushes Charrette

Andres Duany, the noted architect and founder of new urbanism, has been described as the most charismatic Cuban since Ricky Ricardo. He used all his charm, and considerable skills, in leading a weeklong design charrette in late October for the proposed Georgetown Land Development redevelopment of a 55-acre former wire…Read more

 
Regional Report
Corporate Profit Management: Environmental Liabilities

Environmental issues have always been a challenge for companies. Whether the exposures come from general business operations or from legacy liabilities, there are concerns for the manner in which these issues are addressed, both from a direct standpoint and from the financial perspective. When Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act the…Read more


 
Regional Report
First Project Under New N.Y. Law

Marking the first cleanup project under New York’s new Brownfield Cleanup Program the commission of the state’s  Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Erin M. Crotty announced that an application has been received to clean up and redevelop a brownfield site in the city of Kingston, N.Y. “This cleanup project illustrates…Read more

 
Regional Report
News Briefs

N.J. Named to Economic Development Honor Roll The Washington D.C.-based Corporation for Enterprise Development, an independent strategy group listed New Jersey and just seven other states on the “honor roll” of its economic development report card for 2003. The Corporation for Enterprise Development’s Report Card for the States, found online…Read more

 
Regional Report
News: N.J. Business Incentives Bill and Cleanup Fund Question Okayed

New Jersey State Photo N.J. Gov. James McGreevey and N.J. DEP Comm. Bradley Campbell tour the American Chrome & Iron Oxide site in Elizabeth, N.J. which is slated for new housing and recreational use. New Jersey’s S2336, now known as Public Law 2003, chapter 194 was signed into law by…Read more

 
Regional Report
Pennsylvania Offers Vapor Intrusion Q and A

Pennsylvania’s DEP’s Land Recycling Program is sharing questions and responses on its vapor intrusion guideline to minimize inconsistent implementation of the state’s guidance and to help people to understand it. The agency will post questions and answers at www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/airwaste/ wm/landrecy/FAQ/NewQR.htm. Interested parties can also recieve regular e-mail updates by subscribing…Read more


 
Regional Report
Redevelopments: Baltimore’s Downtown Gets Residential Revitalization

Site Name: Camden Crossing Location: at the intersection of Scott and McHenry streets in the Washington Village neighborhood of downtown Baltimore City Owner: Camden Association c/o METROVENTURES/USA, Inc. Lot size (acreage or dimensions): 9 acres Number of buildings: 150 townhouses Square footage of each building: at least 1,800 square feet…Read more

 
Regional Report
Virginia: Web Ring Speeds Use of Land Use Control Information

Land use controls (LUCs) are legal restrictions that protect the public from exposure to residual contamination at brownfields. LUCs are designed to limit land use that might interfere with the containment of residual contamination after completion of a cleanup. For example, an LUC may prohibit excavation past a certain depth…Read more

 
Technology
Brownfield Record

Most businesses or public institutions don’t have “Brownfields Departments”. Brownfield related activities are typically handled by a few individuals working within more established work structures (e.g., Community Development Department, Remediation Group). Institutional knowledge is kept within a few people. What happens to this knowledge when key staff leave? This article…Read more


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