EBC Rhode Island Chapter Program: Update on Brownfields in Rhode Island


Date: September 25, 2012


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

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EBC Rhode Island Chapter Program: Update on Brownfields in Rhode Island

September 25, 2012 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Despite the troubled real estate and financial markets, Brownfield projects and funding are moving ahead in Rhode Island. This EBC Rhode Island Chapter program will begin with panel presentations designed to provide an update on the state of Rhode Island’s Brownfields program and some recent regulatory and legislative changes. In addition, panelists will touch upon some of the more practical challenges to developing Brownfield sites. The program will then turn to a roundtable discussion about the future of the State’s Brownfields program. A representative from GrowSmart RI will talk about a vision for Brownfields in the coming years. Representatives from RIDEM and USEPA Region I will then discussion opportunities for future project funding. In addition, the roundtable will explore other potential incentives, financial and otherwise, for future Brownfield projects. Active participation in the discussion from the attendees will be encouraged throughout the morning.
Program Chair

Kristen W. Sherman
Partner, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C.

Speakers include:

  • Terrence Gray, P.E., Assistant Director for Air, Waste and Compliance, RIDEM
  • John Chambers, Civil Engineer, Fuss & O’Neill
  • Frank Gardner, Brownfields Project Officer, U.S. EPA Region 1
  • Cynthia Gianfrancesco, Principal Environmental Scientist, RIDEM

Speaker presentations will be followed by a moderated roundtable discussion: Where Does Rhode Island Go From Here? Topics include:

  • Crystal balling the Rhode Island brownfields landscape
  • Smart growth and brownfields in Rhode Island
  • Removing legal and regulatory impediments
  • Funding and incentivizing brownfields projects

Final Agenda

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30am – 8:00am
: 8:00am – 10:30am

Registration Fees:
EBC Members – $40*
Non-members – $60*
Government/Non-Profit – $25
*After September 24th and at the door add $20.
Cancellations must be received by 5pm on September 24th for a refund.
Subsidized Rates:
(Only 5 available at each rate. Subsidized registrations not accepted at the door.)
Job Seeker Rate: $25
   For attendees who are currently unemployed – not self-employed.
Young Environmental Professional Rate: $25
   An EBC Member who has worked in their field for less than 5 years. 


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September 25, 2012
7:30 am - 10:30 am


September 25, 2012
7:30 am - 10:30 am

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