Reminder: Issues & Trends Webinar on September 21, 2021: Contaminated Sediments

The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program reminds you that the next webinar in the Issues & Trends series will take place next week Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The scheduled presentation is: Contaminated Sediments.

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Hourly Fee Increase For VPLE

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) increased the hourly fee for the review of technical documents submitted through the Voluntary Party Liability Exemption (VPLE) program. Wis. Admin. Code § NR 750.07(2) requires the DNR to calculate the hourly billing rate each year.

The new hourly rate is $110, an increase from the $105 rate that has been in effect since 2014. The new fee took effect on July 1, 2021.

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Reminder: Issues & Trends Webinar on September 21, 2021: Contaminated Sediments

The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program reminds you that the next webinar in the Issues & Trends series will take place on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The scheduled presentation is: Contaminated Sediments.

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Now Available – Guidance: Wisconsin Vapor Quick Look-Up Table and History of Changes to Vapor Action Levels (VAL), Vapor Risk Screening Levels (VRSL) and Attenuation Factors (AF) for Common Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in Wisconsin

The publications Guidance: Wisconsin Vapor Quick Look-Up Table (RR-0136) and Guidance: History of Changes to Vapor Action Levels, Vapor Risk Screening Levels and Attenuation Factors for Common Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in Wisconsin (RR-0137) are now posted and available online.

The Guidance: Wisconsin Vapor Quick Look-Up Table (RR-0136) includes indoor air vapor action levels (VALs) and vapor risk screening levels (VRSLs) for volatile organic compounds frequently encountered at remediation sites. Important updates to note with the latest version include:

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Environmental Liability Exemptions in the VPLE Program

The cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties has become a critical land use issue for public and private entities across the country. These brownfields – abandoned or underused properties where redevelopment is hindered by real or perceived contamination – are often the key to a successful community redevelopment project.

Many developers, lenders and prospective purchasers of brownfields choose to enroll in the Voluntary Party Liability Exemption (VPLE) program versus a traditional cleanup path, since the VPLE provides certain liability assurances helpful to investors as well as future property owners.

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New Mailing Address For DNR’s Milwaukee Office

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Southeast Region’s Milwaukee office has relocated.

The new mailing address for the Milwaukee office is:

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

1027 W St. Paul Ave.

Milwaukee, WI  53233

Going forward, all reports, fees or other communications to DNR’s Milwaukee office should be sent to the new address. This includes any materials that you’d send via US Postal Service, FedEx, UPS or any other delivery service.

As a reminder, customers are strongly encouraged to submit documents online the RR Program Submittal Portal.

For more information about online submittals, including how to use the document uploader, please see the Guidance for Submitting Documents (RR-690). You may also contact your Project Manager if you have questions.

ITRC Comprehensive Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Training September 14 And 28

The Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC) will again offer online, comprehensive vapor intrusion training based on recent, technical guidance from the national group.

The upcoming live webinars will cover the purpose and use of the December 2020 comprehensive web-based series of technical resources for Vapor Intrusion Mitigation.

Staff from the Wisconsin DNR’s Remediation and Redevelopment Program participated in the development of both the technical resources and training.

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Reminder: Issues & Trends Webinar on August 17, 2021: PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants – Site Investigation Scoping

The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program reminds you that the next webinar in the Issues & Trends series will take place next week on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The scheduled presentation is: PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants – Site Investigation Scoping.

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Now Available: Publication RR-115, Guidance: Contaminated Sediments Fact Sheet

Following a public comment period and consideration of the comments received, the publication RR-115, Guidance: Contaminated Sediment Fact Sheet, is now posted and available online.

The document can be found here. Additional documents and guidance from the Remediation and Redevelopment Program may be found using the search tools available on the publications and forms webpage.

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Now Available: Publication RR-606, Guidance on the Case Closure Process and Continuing Obligations: Wis. Admin. Code chs. NR 725 to 727

Following a public comment period and consideration of the comments received, the publication RR-606, Guidance on the Case Closure Process and Continuing Obligations: Wis. Admin. Code chs. NR 725 to 727 is now posted and available online.

The document can be found here. Additional documents and guidance from the Remediation and Redevelopment Program may be found using the search tools available on the publications and forms webpage.

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