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Superfund Redevelopment Roundtable Webinar Series

Sponsored by: U.S. EPA, Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

Archived: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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The Brilliant & Profitable Role of Conservation Easements in Superfund Site Redevelopment

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM EST (18:00-20:00 GMT)

Lucrative projects, public benefit and happy communities - land conservation easements can play a brilliant and profitable role in the redevelopment of Superfund sites and brownfield properties. Part of Superfund Redevelopment's roundtable webinar series, this training will focus on opportunities, benefits, strategies, liability protections and risk management for partnerships between developers, local and state governments and land trusts. This interactive session will include robust Q&A as well as an opportunity for participants to share their perspectives on how to encourage more and faster Superfund site redevelopment across the country. Speakers will answer questions about available resources and support, share best practices and update participants on the latest tools and guidance.

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A photograph of Frank AvvisatoFrank Avvisato, EPA Superfund Redevelopment Initiative ( or 703-603-8949)

A photograph of Scott MillerScott Miller, EPA Region 4 ( or 404-562-9120)

Scott began his career at EPA in 1991, working on air permitting issues in APTMD. Since 2006, Scott has worked as an RPM in the Superfund Division. Scott has worked on complex sites such as Cabot Carbon/Koppers, Capitol City Plume, Camilla Wood Preserving, Alabama Plating, Townsend Saw Chain, Clinch River Corporation, Smokey Mountain Smelters, Tyndall Air Force Base, and Hipps Road Landfill. Scott established working relationships with colleges such as the University of Florida, Maryville College, Clemson University, and the University of West Florida to assist communities in potential Site redevelopment efforts, as well as meeting other community needs that were not accessible through the traditional Site cleanup process. Scott has also served in detail positions in the College Underserved Community Partnership (CUPP) program, Section Chief of the Restoration and Sustainability Section, and Section Chief of the Air Toxics and Implementation Section. Scott is a Certified Hazardous Material Manager, and active Board Member of the Alliance of Hazardous Material Professionals Georgia Chapter. Scott graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1989 with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and obtained an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University in 2000. Scott works as a Superfund Redevelopment Coordinator for the Region and a Section Chief for the Restoration and Sustainability Section.

A photograph of William C. Denman, P.E.William C. Denman, P.E., EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, Site Assessment and Remedy Decisions Branch (

Bill Denman is chief of the Site Assessment and Remedy Decisions Branch in the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation.

Bill has a long career in managing the cleanup and redevelopment of land. He has led multiple cleanup programs under Superfund and RCRA, working in EPA's Superfund program for nearly 20 years as a site cleanup project manager, land redevelopment coordinator and section chief. He helped facilitate the sale and redevelopment of many Superfund sites throughout the southeast and has had major influence in the development of national EPA policy related to the redevelopment of contaminated land. Prior to working in the Superfund program, Bill worked in EPA's Air Program and for the U.S. Navy, designing and testing diving systems for U.S. Navy divers.

Bill has a master's degree in Sustainability from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University. He is a frequent guest lecturer on the topic of redeveloping contaminated properties for graduate classes at Harvard, Emory, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Georgia.

A photograph of Kat WestKat West, Skeo Solutions (

Kat is a non-practicing environmental attorney with over 15 years of experience in successful contaminated property redevelopment. For 10 years, she served as a senior enforcement attorney at U.S. EPA and as the Land Revitalization Legal Coordinator for EPA's Southeast Region. Kat helped create national policies and guidance for Superfund enforcement and site reuse, including Prospective Purchaser Agreements, AAI, comfort letters, and windfall liens. Kat co-created the extremely successful Prospective Purchaser Inquiry process that bridges the gaps between developers, municipalities and U.S. EPA to accelerate the revitalization of contaminated properties. Kat is uniquely skilled in facilitating discussion of liability protections, property encumbrances and reuse compatibility with current and future site conditions. Kat's ability to find creative yet practical solutions to complex environmental problems is her superpower. Her boundless energy and passion for sustainable solutions drives her to work tirelessly in pursuit of her clients' goals. Kat is recognized as a leader in her field, as an accomplished facilitator, collaborator and educator, and as a popular presenter at conferences.

Alex Size, The Trust for Public Land

Paolo Perrone, The Trust for Public Land


A photograph of Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( or 202-566-0832)

Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.

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