On January 22, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host an online webinar addressing brownfields redevelopment and concerns that local governments may have over Superfund liability.
Local governments play a critical role in the cleanup, redevelopment and reuse of contaminated properties. When contamination complicates property acquisition, reuse or stewardship, local governments can help transform these properties from liabilities into community assets. However, local governments may be reluctant to play an active part in redevelopment efforts due to feeling overwhelmed on how to start or what to do. Also, concerns about potential Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund, liability at contaminated sites may discourage local governments from this role.
The webinar will be held on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (CST). For additional information or to register for this free webinar, visit this link.
Presenters will share Superfund Redevelopment Program tools and best practices and highlight real-world case examples where local governments worked with EPA to facilitate the cleanup, redevelopment and reuse of contaminated properties in their communities.