Early Bird Registration For West Virginia Brownfields Conference Ends August 14

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The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers will host its 10th annual West Virginia Brownfields Conference on September 15 and 16 at the Erickson Alumni Center at West Virginia University. Early Bird registration for the Conference ends on August 14.

“We’re particularly excited this year to reflect on ten years of brownfields redevelopment in West Virginia with a lunch keynote address by West Virginia DEP Secretary Randy Huffman,” said Patrick Kirby, director of the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University.

“We’re very thankful that several regional EPA representatives will be in attendance again with a keynote by Shawn Garvin the EPA Region III administrator. We’re also excited to host the first-ever conference Redevelopment Expert Exchange, which gives individual community members the opportunity to learn from redevelopment leaders around the state in an experience-sharing exchange. For those needing LRS and LED credits, we’ll have those too.”

This premier redevelopment event attracts 200 stakeholders including regional EPA officials, economic development professionals, real estate developers, lawyers, state and local officials, environmental professionals, entrepreneurs, planners, bankers, investors, and community redevelopment professionals. The Redevelopment Expert Exchange on Wednesday, September 16 will be by appointment only.

The Exchange matches redevelopment leaders from across the state with communities facing similar opportunities and challenges, allowing communities to learn from the best practices and experiences of their peers across the state.

For more information, to register, and to consider becoming a sponsor or exhibitor for the 2015 West Virginia Brownfields Conference, visit http://wvbrownfields.org/2015-wv-brownfields-conference/.

To sign-up for an Exchange appointment or volunteer as an expert, contact Carrie Staton at carrie.staton@mail.wvu.edu

For more information on the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers visit www.wvbrownfields.org.

WVDOE and CBER to Host 2014 Renewable Energy Conference

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Join Marshall University’s Center for Business and Economic Research and the West Virginia Division of Energy for this FREE, one-day conference  highlighting renewable energy.  The Renewable Energy Conference will bring together organizations and individuals with experience implementing and managing renewable energy projects in West Virginia.  While fossil fuels dominate the State’s energy resources, renewable energy also employs many West Virginians and generates significant tax revenues.  The conference will include presentations on solar, wind, hydropower, biomass, and passive geothermal systems.  Attendees will learn firsthand about owning and operating commercial and residential solar arrays, small and large wind turbines, micro- and commercial-scale hydroelectric systems and about biomass utilization in West Virginia.  

When: Thursday, June 5, 2014

8:30am – 4:00pm

Lunch provided

Where: Days Inn Conference Center

2000 Sutton Lane

Flatwoods, WV

Click here for more information or to REGISTER for the conference.

WVDEP Applications for LRS Certification Exam Due March 12th

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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is announcing the next examination for licensed remediation specialist (LRS) certification.  The exam is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on March 26 at the Marshall University Graduate College in South Charleston. The exam will be given in Room 205 of the Robert C. Byrd Academic Center Building, 100 Angus E. Peyton Dr., South Charleston. 

Certification is required for anyone submitting voluntary remediation and brownfields cleanup designs to the agency’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) for review. To qualify for the exam, you must have a bachelor’s degree in an approved scientific field and at least six years of relevant professional experience. You can also qualify with a high school diploma and 10 years of relevant professional experience. In either case, you must have at least one year of supervisory or project management experience. 

To take the exam, register online at www.dep.wv.gov. Under the Office of Environmental Remediation, go to the licensed remediation specialist online application and follow the instructions. Fees of $300 for the application and $250 for the examination are required. Online applications must be received by March 12. Only approved candidates with picture identification cards will be admitted to the testing site.

Photo identification and the $250 testing fee must be presented before the exam starts.  For more information, call Jamie Wolfe, CEGAS manager, at (304) 696-6042, or by email at jawolfe@marshall.edu. Marshall University (CEGAS) administers the licensing exam for OER.

Call for Presentations – 2014 WV Brownfields Conference

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The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers are currently seeking presentation proposals to fill limited slots for the 2014 WV Brownfields Conference in Huntington, WV on September 11-12

Example presentation topics include: 

  • Finance and funding mechanisms
  • Liability and risk mitigation
  • Site redevelopment strategies
  • Other redevelopment related ideas, case studies, and best practices.

The WV Brownfields Conference anticipates presentation formats to include expert panels, interactive workshops, and technical training. 

To submit your presentation proposal, download this proposal form, enter your information, save it, and email to carico@marshall.edu by March 3, 2014.  Scanned copies are also acceptable. 

Download the 2014 presentation proposal form.

For more information on the Conference and the types of presentations we’re looking for, visit our 2014 West Virginia Brownfields Conference page.