LDEQ Hosted Upcoming Events
Date: October 25-26, 2023
Location: Convention Hall - 915 3rd Street, Alexandria, LA
Hotel Accommodations: Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria - 701 4th Street, Alexandria Hotel Block: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Brownfield Conference Group Code: LDE Book a room HERE or call (318) 541-8333
Join the Louisiana Brownfields Program and our conference partner, the City of Alexandria, for our 2023 state Brownfields Conference! This FREE two-day conference is packed with information, resourcces, and expert insights on significant Brownfield topics including:
REGISTER HERE TODAY!
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Brownfield Partner Events
Dates and Times: Webinars will be held from 1:30-3:30 pm CDT every Thursday for 6 weeks starting on April 20th
This webinar series was designed to determine your readiness for an EPA Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, or Cleanup (MARC) Grant followed by guidance to prepare you for the next competition. Learn from seasoned grant writers and subject matter experts on how to tell your story effectively and craft a successful application! Each webinar will be roughly 2 hours, including questions and answers. If you are unable to make each individual webinar, a recording will be available before the next webinar is scheduled. To view webinar topics for each week and register, visit the event's page here.
Dates: June 14-15, 2023
Location: Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE
Join the Nebraska Department of Environmental Energy (NDEE), KSU TAB, and EPA for this FREE Brownfields Grant Writing Workshop. The workshop was designed for Nebraska communities, but the informationm may be tailored to fit your community's application. If you're interested in additional details and registration information contact Taryn Horn with NDEE at Taryn.Horn@nebraska.gov.
Dates: August 8-11, 2023
Location: Huntington Place Convention Center, Detroit, MI
Learn about available financial and technical resources from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to transform your community Brownfield sites into community assets. Learn more here.
Intersted in a conference scholarship to attend the conference? LDEQ plans to offer a limited number of scholarships to nonprofit and government entities to help defray the cost to attend. If you are intersted in a scholarship, please send an email to Brownfields@la.gov to be notified once the scholarship application is available.
Date: October 5 & 6, 2022
Time: 9:30a: Check In & Networking
10:00a – 5:00pm: Conference Sessions
Location: Terrebonne Parish Library - North Branch, 4130 West Park Avenue, Gray, LA, 70359
Does your community have abandoned buildings, old gas stations, junk yards or other potentially contaminated property that you would like to see redeveloped? Are you thinking about buying an abandoned property to help it reach its potential? Are you hesitant to move forward due to concerns over environmental liability and possible cleanup expenses? Redeveloping abandoned, idled, or underutilized real property (a.k.a. a Brownfield site) is both a challenge and an opportunity. Join South Central Planning and Development Commission, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University and the Louisiana Brownfields Association for a FREE 2-day workshop October 5-6, 2022, to fill up your tool box with resources and information to put these sites back into productive use and help spur further economic and community revitalization.
Questions? Need additional information or have questions about this event? Contact:
Rebecca Otte, LDEQ Brownfields Coordinator: Rebecca.Otte@la.gov
Lesley Long, SCPDC Brownfields Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Looking for an effective way to communicate your Brownfields Program to community groups, elected officials, and other Brownfields stakeholders? Join our dynamic panel discussion with three successful Brownfields Programs that have effectively employed StoryMaps to engage their community and promote their programs. Learn how this tool can help build momentum for your Brownfields Program and market your resources to developers and community organizations to facilitate the reuse of blighted properties.
Join Keith Horn, Senior Environmental Scientist with LDEQ's Remediation Division, as he outlines soil sampling best practices for RECAP investigations including common soil sampling issues and RECAP requirements that apply to soil sampling events. Learn how to ensure your sampling events conform to DEQ’s regulations and properly characterize your site to facilitate future development.
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Join Dr. June Sutherlin, Toxicologist, for this informative presentation on LDEQ's Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program (RECAP) where she'll lay the groundwork for RECAP-compliant investigations and reports with special attention to data analysis. Don't miss this opportunity to come up to speed on RECAP or sharpen your existing RECAP skills with this extended training!
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
LDEQ Environmental Senior Scientist Keith Horn will review how to effectively develop a sampling plan for a RECAP investigation. Join this interactive webinar to ensure your sampling event meets LDEQ requirements to reduce the cost and time it takes to resample a site.
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Looking for ways to facilitate the review and approval of your RECAP submittals? Attend this webinar where Dr. June Sutherlin, Toxicologist, will review some of the common mistakes, misconceptions, and compliance issues with RECAP investigations and report submittals. Ensure your work plans and reports check all of LDEQ's boxes!
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
LDEQ's Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) is a useful tool to facilitate the cleanup of sites throughout Louisiana. Join Jennifer Schatzle, LDEQ's Brownfields and VRP Technical Liaison, for an overview of the VRP including:
Brownfields Partner Events
Have a Brownfields-related event in Louisiana you would like included in our newsletter? Email event information to Brownfields@la.gov.