Snapshot: August PECFA Financials

The Remediation and Redevelopment Program provides monthly updates on the status of Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Funds Award (PECFA) program claims and the overall PECFA budget.

Below are the updated PECFA number for August, 2019.

Number Value
Claims Received 67 $439,185
Claims Paid 70 $452,642
Claims in audit line (as of 8/31/19) 20 $79,663
Total paid FY20 $933,751

Soyer named RR Program’s Policy, Program Ops Director

Jenna Soyer has accepted a position as the Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program’s new Policy and Program Operations Director (PPOD), effective September 1.

PPOD duties will include overseeing the development of annual RR work plans, sponsoring policy work groups, overseeing program performance metrics, responding to media and legislative requests, and coordinating cross-program and cross-division projects.

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Mark your Calendar: Consultants’ Day returns in 2020

The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program will host two Consultants’ Day events in the spring of 2020.

The first of two conferences is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29 in Stevens Point at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. The second conference will take place on Wednesday, May 13 in Pewaukee at The Ingleside.

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Proper Monitoring Well Abandonment (“Filling and Sealing”) is Required

The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program reminds environmental consultants to follow Chapter NR 141 when abandoning groundwater monitoring wells and boreholes. If not properly abandoned, these wells or holes can pose a risk of environmental contamination.

When abandoning a monitoring well, please keep these details in mind:

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DNR Staff to Present Topics during Great Lakes Environmental Cleanup Conference; Registration Coming Soon

Wisconsin DNR staff will play a role in a multi-state remediation and redevelopment conference planned for later this fall in Michigan.

The Great Lakes Environmental Remediation and Redevelopment Conference will be held October 16-18 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan.

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EPA Brownfields Redevelopment Webinars – Fall 2019

Mark your calendars and make plans to join the US EPA’s RE-Development Academy for Communities, a free three-part webinar series where you will learn the process for redeveloping a contaminated site through the eyes of a property developer.

These events are sponsored by the EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization. For details and to register, click the separate links below:

September 13: Redevelopment Process: The Intersection of Real Estate and Brownfields
October 18: Peering into the Crystal Ball: How the Market Decides Future Use!
November 8: Pulling Back the Curtain: How Developers Make Money!

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