The Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development, or BUILD Act was signed into law in March 2018 and is the first major legislative change to brownfields law since passage of the original statute in 2002. Specific changes include: increased funding for cleanup, program eligibility expanded to include non-profit organizations, additional liability protections, and changes to grant programs.
Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET to hear from experts about how the BUILD Act will improve the national brownfields program and support community brownfields revitalization. The webinar will cover:
- A review of the BUILD Act provisions and opportunities.
- Caveats – EPA’s implementation plans.
- Importance of BUILD Act and its benefits for sustainable communities (small, rural, disadvantaged communities, waterfront brownfields, clean energy projects on brownfields).
- Community leader viewpoint.
- Blase Leven, TAB Programs Coordinator, Kansas State University
- David Lloyd, Director, US EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization
- Matt Ward, CEO, Sustainable Strategies DC
- Rachel Lentz, Tribal Coordinator, US EPA Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization
- Christopher Coes, Vice President for Real Estate Policy and External Affairs, Smart Growth America, and Director of LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors
- Bob Trezise, President and CEO of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership
This webinar is sponsored by LOCUS, the National Brownfields Coalition, and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Centers: Kansas State University, the Center for Creative Land Recycling, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.