National Brownfield Association Nov 13 Event Registration Now Open

On November 13, 2013, the Michigan Chapter of the National Brownfield Association is presenting a program on the newest developments on brownfield issues in Michigan. The program will be held at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933.

Program speakers will include representatives of both the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Environmental Quality. The presenters will discuss proposed legislative and policy developments that affect the CRP program and Act 381; new MDEQ policies on grants and loans; MDEQ guidelines and anticipated developments on vapor intrusion; ASTM standards on continuing obligations and Phase I ESAs; environmental insurance products used in Michigan transactions; legislative and other policy updates under Part 201, including NFAs and certificates of completion; and an update from the RACER Trust.

There will also be a case study that describes the successful use of brownfield tools in Michigan for the Accident Fund project in Lansing and the Downtown Market project in Grand Rapids. Finally, the Chair of the Board of the National Brownfield Association will provide an update on activities at the national level.

A complete agenda can be found here. Registration is $50 for NBA members, $125 for non-members, and $75 for non-members who are government employees. Registration space is limited to the first 100 who register. The program will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on November 13, with registration commencing at 8:00 a.m. Additional information regarding registration can be found here.

Nikki Brown is a legislative associate for the League handling economic development issues.  She can be reached at nbrown@mml.org or 517-908-0305.

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