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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Snapshot: July 2019 PECFA Financials

The Remediation and Redevelopment Program provides a monthly update on the status of claims submitted to the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award (PECFA) program, along with the overall PECFA program budget.

Below are the updated PECFA numbers for July 2019.

Number Value
Claims Received 103 $517,456
Claims Paid 104 $481,109
Claims in audit line (as of July 31, 2019) 36
Total Paid FY20 $481,109

Important DOA Forms Update for PECFA

As a reminder, the former two-page STAR Vendor Information form (old DOA-6457) is no longer valid or accepted by the Department of Administration (DOA). New claimants are required to submit the New Supplier Request form (DOA – 6460) and a matching IRS W-9 form. Existing claimants are only required to submit a copy of the current year’s IRS W-9 form with their claims, provided there are no updates to the name, address or tax identification number previously submitted.

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PECFA Usual & Customary Schedule #26 Now Available Online

The Usual & Customary (U&C) Cost Standardized Invoice #26 is now available for July 2019 through December 2019 on the Remediation and Redevelopment Program’s PECFA webpage reimbursement tab. U&C #26 rates are effective for work done on or after July 1, 2019. Please note, the U&C Task Reference Guide #26 will be released at a later date.

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Peotter, Nobile Join RR Program

Jodie Peotter, P.G., and Trevor Nobile, P.G, CPG, will take on management positions with the Wisconsin DNR’s Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program.

Beginning August 5, Peotter will become the new chief of the Brownfields, Outreach and Policy section, stationed in Madison. Nobile, on August 19, will become the Program’s new Field Operations Director, working from the DNR’s Milwaukee office.

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