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Reminder: Submittal Portal Redesign; Unavailable Jan. 3 (5:00 p.m.) to Jan. 7 (9:00 a.m.)

The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program reminds you that the Program’s Submittal Portal will go offline beginning today, January 3, at 5:00 p.m. until Tuesday, January 7 at 9:00 a.m.

The RR Program will launch an updated submittal portal at that time. The URL to the application will be slightly different and the new link will be updated on the RR Program Submittal Portal website on the morning of January 7.

See full details about the update in the December 20 article in the RR Report titled “Overhaul Coming for RR Program’s Submittal Portal.”

 

Overhaul Coming Jan. 3, 2020 for RR Program’s Submittal Portal

The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program’s Submittal Portal will be taken offline beginning Friday, January 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. until Tuesday, January 7 at 9:00 a.m. as the RR Program works to launch a new version of the application.

A new URL for the updated application will be made available on the RR Program Submittal Portal webpage when the application relaunches on January 7. Be sure to access the new application directly through the submittal portal webpage.

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Environmental Management Division Hiring Emerging Contaminants Technical Operations Director

The Wisconsin DNR seeks to hire an Emerging Contaminants Technical Operations Director within the Environmental Management (EM) Division. The position will be located in the downtown Madison office.

The deadline to apply is December 29, 2019.

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Public Input Opportunity: PECFA Usual and Customary Cost Schedule #27

The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program seeks your input on the Usual and Customary (U&C) Task Reference Guide #27 (Publication RR 0113-E) and U&C Cost Schedule #27 (Publication RR 0113a-E). Both documents are available for review on the Wisconsin DNR’s proposed program guidance web page.

Comments on these documents are due by January 6, 2020, and may be submitted to DNRRRGuidance@wisconsin.gov. Please use the subject line: RR-19-0113-D.

Document updates include a number of items related to the investigation and mitigation of vapor intrusion, such as the reimbursement of initial installation and vapor sampling, separating out costs associated with equipment needed to install vapor sampling points, and a new subtask for subsequent vapor sampling events after initial installation and sampling.

NR 700 Rules Meeting on January 9, 2020

On January 9, 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 700–799, Environmental Protection – Investigation and Remediation of Environmental Contamination.

The meeting is part of a series of rule development meetings that the RR program is hosting to facilitate input as it develops proposed rule revisions.

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RR Program Seeks Hydrogeologists in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Fitchburg Offices

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring three Hydrogeologists – entry level or senior – to grow the Remediation and Redevelopment Program staff in the Fitchburg, Waukesha and Milwaukee offices.

The application deadline to apply for these positions is January 1, 2020.

Position descriptions for either the entry level position or senior position are available.

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Reminder: Required Form for Soil Boring Logs

The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program reminds environmental consultants to use DNR’s soil boring log (DNR Form 4400-122) to document drilling performed at remediation sites.

Use of the agency’s soil boring log form is required in Wis. Admin. Code § NR 141.23(3) and NR 716.15(4)(g). You can download the form and instructions at the link above.

If you have questions, please contact your Project Manager.

 

Site Investigation “Toolkit” Now Available Online

The Remediation and Redevelopment Program recently developed a web page called the “SI Toolkit” to provide environmental consultants and others with a framework for site investigation (SI) work plans and reports.

The new web page makes documents pertaining to site investigation (guidance, checklists, forms and rules) easy to find in one place. New SI-related guidance and factsheets will be added to this web page as they are developed.

Contact Jane Lemcke if you have questions or suggestions regarding the new SI Toolkit.

DNR Awards $336,000 in WAM Funds to Nine Wisconsin Communities

Brownfields cleanup projects in nine communities across the state have gained momentum in recent weeks with the granting of awards worth a total of $336,000 from the Department of Natural Resources. The help comes from the DNR’s Wisconsin Assessment Monies (WAM) program, which provides grants to eligible recipients in the form of contractor services to investigate potential soil or groundwater contamination at the site.

The communities that have received recent awards include Allouez, Appleton, Eleva, Janesville, Marinette, Prairie du Chien, Stoughton, Watertown and Winneconne.

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Snapshot: November 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 November 2019.

Number Value
Claims Received 73 $594,250
Claims Paid 85 $645,145
Claims in audit line (as of November 30, 2019) 4 $103,975
Total Paid FY20 $2,829,087