October 14, 2010 (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce Friday it is awarding $4 million in assistance to 23 communities - including Cleveland, Ohio - to develop area-wide plans for the reuse of brownfields properties.EPA Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus, with the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, will announce the grants at an event in Cleveland, along with Shaun Donovan, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read the full article here.
The IOGCC, in partnership with the US EPA, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, and Chesapeake Energy, will be offering a special Brownfields Funding Workshop as part of its Annual Meeting in Tucson on November 16th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The workshop will give prospective oil and gas agency Brownfields Program/funding recipients an overview of the EPA’s Brownfields funding available, how to set up a state O&G agency Brownfields Program, how an E&P company has used Brownfields, and real-life examples of Brownfields programs from different perspectives. For more information about the workshop, click here.