LDEQ Hosted Upcoming Events
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
Agenda and additional information: https://www.ksutab.org/events/workshops/details?id=547
The event is free but registration is required as space is limited and so we can plan accordingly for lunch.
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
LDEQ Past Events & Recordings
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
National Brownfields Conference
Dates: August 16-19, 2022 **New Dates**
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Join Brownfields stakeholders from across the country to learn tips and tricks for redeveloping Brownfields in your community and share your experience with other Brownfields enthusiasts!
Event: McDonogh 19/ Future TEP Center Redevelopment in New Orleans Lower 9th Ward
Host: ULI Louisiana
Learn how the Leona Tate Foundation is rejuvenating a former elementary school in the Lower 9th Ward into the Tate, Etienne, and Provost (TEP) Interpretive Center. The renovated mixed-use facility will feature education and exhibition space dedicated to the history of New Orleans Public School Desegregation, Civil Rights, and restorative justice, as well as 25 deeply affordable residential units for seniors 55 and older.
Have a Brownfields-related event in Louisiana you would like included in our newsletter? Email event information to Brownfields@la.gov.