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Registration Opens for Ohio EPA Brownfield Conference

Ohio EPA is accepting registrations for attendees and exhibitors for the Ohio Brownfield Conference, May 23 and 24th, 2012. The conference will educate attendees about options to redevelop brownfield sites and enhance awareness of funding resources to develop brownfield areas into greenfields.

The conference will be held at the Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street. Exhibitors must register for booth space with Ohio EPA by April 20, 2012. Registration for attendees begins January 30, and will continue as space is available.

Four tracks of information will assist participants at all levels of knowledge and interest. They include:

  • brownfield basics;
  • remediation and assessment;
  • planning a brownfield redevelopment project; and
  • how brownfields can incorporate green remediation and sustainability.

There will be four to five sessions in each track both days; a fifth track will offer brownfield-related training sessions and will run concurrently. Those who participate in the brownfield training track can learn how to apply for money for assessment and cleanup, how to prepare property risk assessments and how to set up a variety of legal protections that encourage redevelopment.

The conference is geared toward local government leaders, financial and insurance providers, risk management practitioners, economic development officials, community development organizations, environmental and civil engineers, planners and public works officials, real estate developers, investors and attorneys.

To learn more about each session and to register, visit the Ohio EPA Brownfield Conference website.

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