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Vapor Intrusion: DOD Utility Study, Resources in Spanish and Concerns with TCE

DOD Utility Study

The DNR recently learned about a recent study on vapor migration within utilities. The study, funded by the Department of Defense Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), is titled Sewers and Utility Tunnels as Preferential Pathways for Volatile Organic Compound Migration into Buildings; Risk Factors and Investigation Protocol.

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Nov. 19 Deadline for State Letter of Acknowledgment for EPA ARC Grants

If your community or organization intends to apply for an EPA 2020 Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund or Cleanup (ARC) Grant, EPA requires grant applicants, excluding tribal environmental authorities, to obtain a letter from the Wisconsin DNR acknowledging that the state is aware the applicant is applying for a federal grant to conduct brownfield assessment, revolving loan fund or cleanup activities.

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Snapshot: September PECFA Financials

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

Below are the updated PECFA numbers for September, 2019.

Number Value
Claims Received 115 $563,980
Claims Paid 97 $407,018
Claims in Audit Line (as of 9/30/19) 33 $132,271
Total Paid FY20 $1,340,769

 

RR Program Seeks to Hire Complex Sites Expert

The Wisconsin DNR Remediation and Redevelopment Program is hiring a Hydrogeologist to act as the agency’s Complex Sites Expert. The position can be based in Madison (Central Office), Green Bay, Milwaukee, Oshkosh or Superior. Optional locations may be Fitchburg, Waukesha or Eau Claire.

The deadline to apply for the position is October 28, 2019.

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NR 700 – 754 Rules Meeting on November 6

On November 6, 2019, the Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program will host a meeting to provide information and seek input on the development of revisions to select provisions of Wis. Admin. Code chs. NR 700799, Environmental Protection – Investigation and Remediation of Environmental Contamination.

The meeting is part of a series of rule development meetings that the RR program will host as it develops proposed rule revisions. The November 6 meeting will include:

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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