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Superfund Redevelopment Program Webinar Series - Optimizing Renewable Energy Reuse on Superfund Sites

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Presenters:

Frank AvvisatoFrank Avvisato, Programa de Reurbanización del Programa Superfund de la EPA (avvisato.frank@epa.gov or 703-603-8949)


Casey Luckett SnyderCasey Luckett Snyder, EPA Region 6 (Luckett.casey@Epa.gov or 214-665-7393)

Casey Luckett Snyder has served as the Region 6 Superfund Redevelopment Coordinator (SRP) since 2009. Currently, Casey is on detail to EPA's national Superfund Redevelopment Program at EPA Headquarters. In addition to her SRP positions, she's also a Superfund Remedial Project Manager, managing and overseeing the cleanup of several Superfund sites in Louisiana and Oklahoma.

Casey began her career with EPA in 2000. She spent four and a half years with the Region 6 Water Enforcement Branch, where she coordinated the Region's Onshore Oil and Gas Stormwater enforcement programs. In 2005, she joined the Region 6 Brownfields Program where she served as Brownfields Project Officer until 2011. In 2011, Casey transitioned to the Superfund Remedial Project Manager role, where her current responsibilities include overseeing the cleanup of multiple Superfund sites across Region 6. For the past 12 years, Casey has served as the Regional Superfund Redevelopment Coordinator where she identifies innovative and beneficial opportunities to assist Superfund site stakeholders with tools and resources to facilitate and support Superfund site reuse and redevelopment. Casey is a graduate of Texas A&M University. She received dual degrees – a B.S. in Engineering and a B.S. in Geography.


Cheryn RoblesCheryn Robles, Environmental Affairs Administrator, City of New Orleans

Cheryn Robles, APR is the Environmental Affairs Administrator for the City of New Orleans. She is currently leading feasibility analysis for redeveloping the Agriculture St. Landfill Superfund site, which has been a contentious environmental justice issue for decades. Previously, Cheryn was the Outreach Manager for the Department of Public Works where she managed internal and external communications for multi-disciplinary, citywide infrastructure improvement program. Cheryn earned her bachelor's degree from Loyola University New Orleans and a Master's in Environmental Management from Duke University. She lives in New Orleans with her beagle, Maggie, and frequent foster dog houseguests.


Lora StrineLora Strine, U.S. EPA (strine.lora@epa.gov or 202-564-1521)

Lora Strine is team leader for EPA's RE-Powering America's Land Initiative. She has twenty years of experience in the energy and environment field. Ms. Strine coordinates the promotion and development of resources to help communities redevelop contaminated land with renewable energy. She is passionate about sharing best practices with local and state governments to understand what makes a successful Brightfields Initiative. She invites you to join the RE-Powering listserv at https://www.epa.gov/re-powering.


Tom BloomTom Bloom, EPA Region 5 (bloom.thomas@epa.gov)

Tom Bloom is the Region 5 Superfund Redevelopment Coordinator and has been working with communities in his Region since the inception of the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative in 1999. Tom has worked with nearly 100 communities in Region 5 to help consider reuse as part of the cleanup process. Tom has decades of experience with EPA as both a remedial project manager and an on-scene coordinator. He has presented at numerous Brownfields, NARPM, and other conferences on the topic of Superfund Redevelopment and is considered a national expert.


Moderator:

Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (balent.jean@epa.gov or 703-603-9924)

Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.


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 March 12, 2021: Superfund Redevelopment Program Webinar Series - Opportunity Zones and Superfund Sites

Older Webinars

 September 30, 2020: Answering the Bell: A Developer's Perspective on the Expanding Market and Opportunities for Superfund Redevelopment

 July 29, 2020: Collaborating with Colleges and Universities for Redevelopment Opportunities

 June 12, 2020: Cleanup and Redevelopment of Removal Action Sites in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area

 September 27, 2019: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Series: Successful Superfund Redevelopment & the Prospective Purchaser Inquiry Tool: Solitron Microwave Site Case Study

 August 2, 2018: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Series: Superfund and Cultural Competence - Building a Foundation for Effective Community Engagement

 February 27, 2018: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Series: Bringing Industrial Reuse to Superfund Sites

 June 14, 2017: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Series: Opportunities for Reuse at Capped Sites

 May 15, 2017: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Series: Restoring Superfund Sites to Public Good

 March 20, 2017: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Series: Supporting Healthy Communities: A Superfund Opportunity

 December 7, 2016: Re-imagining the Future of Mining Sites

 September 8, 2016: Protecting Pollinators through Sustainable Superfund Reuse

 June 15, 2016: Waterfront Reuse in EPA Region 2: Providing Riverfront Access

 March 17, 2016: Ecological Revitalization and Contaminated Sites

 August 13, 2015: SRI Webinar Series: Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Perspectives on Superfund Site Reuse

 July 28, 2015: SRI Webinar Series: Green Infrastructure: Reusing Superfund Sites and Promoting Sustainable Communities

 June 25, 2015: SRI Webinar Series: Bringing Alternative Energy Projects to Superfund Sites

 April 21, 2015: SRI Webinar Series: How to Bring about Ecological Revitalization on Contaminated Lands

 March 25, 2015: SRI Webinar Series: Risk Management and Assessing Liability: Helping Communities Pursue Reuse Opportunities at Contaminated Properties

 September 10, 2014: Capped Superfund Site Reuse: In-Depth Case Studies

 July 16, 2014: Reuse Opportunities at Capped Superfund Sites

 April 29, 2014: Superfund and Renewable Energy: Promising Futures for Sites with a Contaminated Past

 February 20, 2014: Area-Wide Planning, Superfund Sites, Environmental Justice and Green Infrastructure: Tying it All Together in the Freeport Community Planning Project

 September 16, 2013: Reuse Planning at Superfund Sites: A Little Planning Can Go a Long Way

 June 27, 2013: How Enforcement Actions can Support Reuse at Superfund Sites

 March 19, 2013: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative: Ecological Revitalization of Contaminated Properties

 January 29, 2013: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Webinar: Making Superfund Site Reuse A Priority: Why Reuse is Part of Your Job

 August 22, 2012: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Webinar Series: Recognizing the Positive Economic Impacts of Superfund Reuse

 May 23, 2012: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Webinar: Food for Thought: Gardening on Superfund Sites

 March 21, 2012: Supporting the Reuse of Superfund Sites: Mayor Perspectives on Exploring the Reuse of Hazardous Waste Sites in Your Community

 January 25, 2012: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Webinar Series: Aligning Remedies with Reuse: From Superfund Sites to Soccer Fields

 November 10, 2011: SRI: Reusing Superfund Sites for Recreational Purposes

 September 30, 2010: Superfund Redevelopment Seminar Series

 May 6, 2010: Energy for the Future: Exploring Methane Gas-to-Energy Projects at Superfund Sites

 January 21, 2010: Taking to the Superfund Skies: A Look at the Academy of Model Aeronautics and Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Partnership

 October 22, 2009: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) 10th Anniversary: Celebrating Success

 September 17, 2009: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) 10th Anniversary: Celebrating Success

 July 16, 2009: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) 10th Anniversary: Celebrating Success

 June 18, 2009: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) 10th Anniversary: Celebrating Success

 May 21, 2009: Working Redevelopment into the Superfund Cleanup Pipeline: Get the Dirt on How Reuse Happens

 April 29, 2009: Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) 10th Anniversary: Celebrating Success

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