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Environmental Law: Bangor Brownfields Breakfast Seminar

April 29, 2009 - 7:30AM
to 9:00AM

Sea Dog Banquet & Conference Center
26 Front Street
Bangor, ME

About the Event:

Online registration for this event is now closed. Please contact MEREDA at 874-0801 for more details.

“Property Redevelopment:  From Brownfields to VRAP ”

Join MEREDA on Thursday, April 29, 2009 from 7:30 - 9:00 AM at the Sea Dog Banquet & Conference Center, 26 Front Street, Bangor, ME as our panelist Heather Parent of Eaton Peabody identifies the tools available to a property owner to redevelop contaminated property, and outlines the steps necessary to accomplish the redevelopment.  These tools will enable a property owner to turn a property that is undesirable to one that contributes to the general economic growth of the community.  The presentation will include discussions on:
  • Liability protections for innocent landowners and prospective purchasers under the Federal Brownfields laws
  • Securing liability protections under State VRAP laws
  • Opportunities for grants for investigation and cleanup of contaminated property
  • Discussion of the VRAP Program
    • Who is eligible?
    • Who should be considering the program?
    • How do you enter the program?
    • What does the program cost?
    • What is the timing of the program?
    • Does this program work for small-scale projects?
    • What liability protections are secured?
  • Examples of redeveloped properties through the Brownfields and VRAP programs 

Meet Our Panelist:

Ms. Parent is a member of Eaton Peabody’s Environmental and Land Use Practice Group. Her practice focuses on wetlands permitting, Brownfields redevelopment, representation of businesses and municipalities in proceedings under state and federal hazardous substance and waste laws, and preparing legal response for landowners with groundwater contamination issues. Ms. Parent advises municipalities, businesses and individuals on water discharge permits, the VRAP program, significant wildlife habitat (including vernal pools, and shorebird and wading bird habitat), gravel and borrow pit regulations, outdoor wood boilers, and other natural resource and land use planning and permitting matters under local zoning and state and federal environmental siting laws. She is also the co-author of the Maine law text for the treatise on Brownfields Redevelopment published by Matthew Bender.

News About This Event:

03/17/2009   MEREDA Hosts Breakfast Seminar titled, “Property Redevelopment: From Brownfields to VRAP”   Release
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