Renewable Energy Applications on Surface-Mined Lands Request for Proposals Released

Written by George Carico on . Posted in Media, News, Uncategorized


 The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (WVBAC) at Marshall University, a program within Marshall University’s Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences, has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Renewable Energy Applications on Surface-Mined Lands.  The objective of this project is to increase renewable energy projects on surface-mined land properties.  Renewable energy project examples include wind generation of electricity, solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power applications, and biomass energy production.  Eligible projects must involve utilization of surface-mined property in West Virginia.  Funding for this initiative is being provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission and the West Virginia Division of Energy.

Funding requests of up to $40,000 will be considered for funding.  Average proposal amounts are expected to be in the $25,000 to $35,000 range.  Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, units of local government, non-profit organizations, quasi-governmental entities, West Virginia school systems and West Virginia state agencies.  Complete eligibility guidelines, match funding requirements, and application instructions are included in the RFP. 

Applications are due on or before January 15th, 2014. 

A copy of the RFP can be downloaded here.

BAD Buildings Informational Webinar Now Online

Written by Luke Elser on . Posted in Uncategorized

The BAD Buildings Program Informational Webinar, hosted by the NBAC, is now available.  Click here to view the webinar.

This webinar describes the program in detail, including the model of the program, what will be provided to selected communities, and local obligations.  The application is discussed, including how to write a strong application, how applications are reviewed and selected, and tips to submitting the best possible project proposal.

The presentation used throughout the webinar is also available.  Click here for a copy of the presentation.

The BAD Buildings Program is a statewide initiative which provides technical assistance and site analysis tools to develop and enhance abandoned/dilapidated buildings programs in West Virginia communities.  The program also addresses barriers to identifying, prioritizing, and redeveloping BAD buildings.

Applications are due January 7th, 2014.  Contact Luke Elser at 304-293-6990 or by email at for additional information or questions.

Click here to download a copy of the application.

NEW Dates – EPA Grant Guidelines Workshops

Written by Andrew Stacy on . Posted in Uncategorized

The WV Brownfields Assistance Center have rescheduled the EPA Brownfields Grant Workshops to help communities identify opportunities and develop proposals for funding local brownfields redevelopment projects.

Below are the times and dates for the two workshops:

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Time:  10:30am – 2:00pm
Location:  Morgantown, WV
Venue:  WVU Erickson Alumni Center
RSVP Contact:  Patrick Kirby – or 304-293-6984

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Time:  10:30am – 2:oopm
Location:  Charleston, WV
Venue:  DEP Headquarters, Dolly Sods Room, #1125                      
RSVP Contact:  George Carico – or 304-696-5456

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Moundsville’s Fostoria Glass Site Ready for Redevelopment

Written by The Associated Press, The Charleston Gazette; June 10, 2013 on . Posted in News, Uncategorized

Moundvsille Fostoria Glass site photo

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — A former glass factory site in the Northern Panhandle is ready for redevelopment following a cleanup of lead and other contaminants.

GAB Enterprises recently received approval from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to begin building on the site of the former Fostoria Glass Co. factory in Moundsville.

Tom Brown, with GAB Enterprises, said the property has drawn interest from several investors. He told The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register that development plans will be announced later this month.

“We have finally reached a point where the people willing to be tenants on the property or to be a partner in development are able to invest in the property and be free of liability issues that were there,” he said.

Residents will likely see more work at the site soon, Brown said, including demolition of a remaining building.

Read more on the development of the site in the Charleston Gazette