Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
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Troutman Sanders LLP 
600 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 5200
Atlanta, GA 30308-2216

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Kelly Andrews 
Georgia Brownfield Association 

Working group discussion about the Georgia Brownfield Program &
the VRP laws 
(Meeting open only to 2017 GBA members) 

The Georgia Brownfield Association (GBA) submitted a draft whitepaper to GA EPD in 2016 requesting the GA EPD consider how the following interpretation of the Georgia Brownfield Program (GBP) and the Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) laws could encourage even more redevelopment of brownfield properties across Georgia.  

Properties enrolled in the GBP can be remediated and certified to meet appropriate HSRA standards, using either 1) the risk-based VRP approach, 2) the restoration-based traditional HSRA approach, or 3) any combination thereof, while maintaining eligibility for the limitation or liability available under the GBP.

The GA EPD indicated that they were not comfortable allowing all forms of the risk based tools allowed for under the VRP to be used on all properties enrolled in the GBP.  However, the GA EPD did indicate that they would consider the use of some risk based elements from the VRP for broad application and other risk based elements on a site-by-site basis.  EPD recommended we revise the white paper to address the risk based tools most important to participants of the brownfield program.  In addition, EPD encouraged GBA to review the HSRA regulations to develop a summary of potential edits/changes to the HSRA rules that would be helpful to the GBA.  As such, GBA wishes to engage GBA members to gain feedback on two questions:

  • What are the most important risk based tools from the VRP that are most helpful to participants in the GBP? 
  • What edits/changes to the current HSRA rules need to be made to help participants in the GBP?

Please join us on March 15 at 8am to provide input on these two questions.

This event is open only to GBA 2017 members. If you're not sure if you've renewed your membership or if you'd like to join today, contact Kelly@HLStrategy.com


Thank you to United Consulting,
the generous sponsor of the March 15 GBA meeting!