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Brownfields Redevelopment

GBCI: 0920007006

Got contamination? Join us as we share the tools and information needed to help you identify your options, select appropriate professionals to assist you, identify available financial resources, conduct site assessments, decide how to proceed with development, and successfully remediate your site.
Eligible for 4 CE HOURS.
  • 4 CE



CDCs and other developers frequently encounter contaminated land and buildings as they pursue real estate development. This training is intended to give these developers the tools and information they need to move forward with identifying their options, selecting the appropriate professionals to assist them, identifying the available financial resources, conducting an assessment of the sites, deciding whether and how to proceed with development, and remediation of the sites. The afternoon will include case study presentations of CDC brownfields redevelopment projects including the extent of remediation needed, the problems that arose and how they were addressed by the organization.

-Kerry Bowie is the Director of Brownfields & Environmental Justice for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
-Ambrose J. Donovan, P.E., L.S.P. is President of McPhail Associates, LLC., which is a consulting geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineers firm based in Cambridge, MA.
-Jeff Porter is Chair of Mintz Levin’s Environmental Law Section. For over 27 years, he has advised clients regarding the most complex environmental regulatory compliance and permitting issues.
-Colin Van Dyke is Associate at Mintz Levin where he advises clients in the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties under CERCLA and a variety of state regulatory programs in New England, New York, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana, and California.
-Russ Tanner is Vice President of Real Estate at Madison Park Development Corporation.

This 4-hour GBCI CE credit training is jointly provided by the Massachusetts Chapter and the Mel King Institute for Community Building.


  1. Understand Massachusetts Contigency Plan (MCP) Overview and Regulatory Setup
  2. Perform an Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and learn how to factor ESA into development feasibility and site control
  3. Understand Brownfields Redevelopment Fund and Brownfields Tax Credit resources
  4. Identify Environmental Liability issues and when to use an environmental attorney
  5. Determine a remediation strategy including costing, contracting options, selecting and managing Licensed Site Professionals (LSPs)
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Kerry Bowie
Jeff Porter
Colin Van Dyke
Russ Tanner