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OCTOBER, 2015  

Policy

DuPont, EPA Reach Settlement After Fatal Chemical Explosion

DuPont has agreed to pay a fine of $724,000 in settlement of Clean Air Act violations relating to a fatal fire and explosion at its chemical plant in Tonawanda, New York.

City council considering zoning requests

City planning and zoning staff as well as the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission recommended approval of the conditional use permit with four conditions applied - the property not exceed one bedroom, the exterior side entry door will remain a side ...

Fayetteville City Council questions city staff over lack of river zoning plan

The Fayetteville mayor and a city councilman chided city staff Monday night at a work session for not bringing back by this fall an alternative zoning plan for the Cape Fear River. Councilman Jim Arp said the council on June 1 directed the planning ...

Housing experts call for inclusionary zoning

Iowa City area housing leaders say one of the key obstacles standing between low-income families and an affordable home has been an issue for decades: the lack of local inclusionary zoning laws. The topic was a recurring theme at a forum hosted by the ...



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Regulations

BAD To The Bone

There are bad strategies in dealing with urban tear-downs for the intention of eventually redeveloping them. And then there are BAD strategies for doing it. The upper case pathway—BAD—is the one to select, and here’s why. A BAD building model is an acronym for Blighted, Abandoned and Dilapidated (BAD) structures. It's actually a systematic approach of how to create a vision for site redevelopment.

Remedies against Known Environmental Conditions

Investing in the Brownfields Land Bank

Life After the Calif. Solar Initiative

An International Perspective

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Incentives

Probabilistic Cost Forecasting: Keeping Budget Surprises to a Minimum

No one likes budget surprises, especially not when it comes to an environmental cleanup. Naturally, owners don't like knowing projects are going to cost more than planned.

Methods That Should Be On Your Radar

Cost-effective site sampling tools like GPR should be considered for enviro assessment surveys

New Round of Grants for Connecticut

Conn, governor's office said new round of brownfield grants for 12 projects will provide funding to assess and clean up 462 acres of commercial, industrial and municipal properties.

EPA Job One: Grants to Support Jobs, Property Assessments in West Va.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced $592,300 in brownfields grants that will provide job training and environmental property assessments in Huntington and southern West Virginia.



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