1999 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 13:06:01 GMT
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Western Stakeholders' Forum On LUCs in Federal Facility Cleanup
 
Western Stakeholders' Forum 
On Land Use Controls in Federal Facility Cleanup

The Center for Public Environmental Oversight (CPEO) and the 
International City/County Management Association (ICMA) are pleased to 
announce their upcoming forums on Land Use Controls at federal 
facilities.  The first forum will take place in San Francisco February 
11-13, 2000.  The second is scheduled to take place on the east coast in 
the Baltimore/Washington, DC area in late spring/early summer.

As many of you know Land Use Controls or Institutional Controls are 
increasingly being used before, during, and in many cases after cleanup 
has occurred at federal facility sites.  Many questions surround the use 
of such controls, such as their long-term effectiveness in protecting 
human health and safety, who is responsible for maintaining and 
enforcement of such controls-physical and administrative, whose 
responsible for funding, what is the legal liability, are Land Use 
Controls just short-term fixes that have serious long-term 
ramifications, when are Land Use Controls appropriate?

These are just some of the questions we will be discussing during these 
two forums.  At the San Francisco forum we hope to begin to forge a Land 
Use Controls agenda, based upon participant recommendations, that we 
will then take to the east coast forum for further development and 
refinement.

Please consider joining us in San Francisco in February of 2000 for the 
first of these forums.  There is no fee for this forum and your 
participation will help to ensure that a diverse set of viewpoints is 
represented.  

Registration, Travel Scholarship and Lodging Information follow the 
agenda.

DRAFT AGENDA
(A final draft agenda will be sent out two weeks prior to the event)

FRIDAY, February 11

10:30-11:45 AM  Primer on Land Use Controls for early arrivals.

Noon-1:00 PM  Possible lunch reception for early arrival.

1:00-3:15 PM  Opening Plenary
San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown (Invited).  Welcome and a local 
perspective. 
Tim Fields, EPA Assistant Administrator (Invited).  Overview of LUC 
issues in cleanup. 
Air Force Base Conversion Agency. Road to Site Close-Out (developing a 
consistent terminology for the long-term aspects of cleanup). 
State of California    The state role in development and implementing 
land use controls.

3:30-5:30 PM  Break-out panels by contamination.

1. Toxics. 
Groundwater. The LUC implications of natural attenuation and long-term 
pump-and-treat
Soils
Landfills/Sediments
2. Radiation. 
3. Explosives. 

5:30-7:00 PM  Reception

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12

8:30-9:30 AM  Opening Plenary 
Randall Yim (Invited), Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Installations). 
Defense Department Perspective. 
Department of Energy Perspective 

9:30-11:30 AM 
Tools for Strengthening the Consideration and Enforcement of LUCs. 
a. Integrating LUCS into remedy selection
b. ASTM's proposed guide for Land Use Controls
c. Zoning and local use restrictions     
d. The public role in Land Use Controls
e. How one city is addressing the issue

11:30 AM -1:30 PM 
Round Table discussions and buffet lunch

1:30-2:00 PM
Cultural and economic losses embodied in land use restrictions.

2:00-4:30 PM  Break-out panels followed by discussion of potential 
recommendations. 

1. Active facilities - how to ensure that federal agencies record and 
follow LUCs.

2. Facilities transferring to non-federal ownership (BRAC to LRA for 
example).

3. Inactive facilities remaining in federal hands (includes wildlife 
refuges, long-term stewardship sites, federal to federal transfers, 
etc.)

4. Locally owned properties (primarily FUDS)

4:45-6:00 PM Plenary Report-back. 
Each breakout group reports back its recommendations and ideas to the 
whole group followed by discussion.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13

9:00 AM-Noon Wrap-up/Write-up. 
Participants work with forum sponsors to forge a Land Use Control 
agenda, based upon the Saturday afternoon discussion.  This will be 
brought to the second (East Coast) forum for further discussion and 
refinement.   After completion it will be made available as a starting 
point for a proposed, ongoing multi-stakeholder dialogue on land use 
controls.

REGISTRATION, TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP, AND LODGING INFORMATION

REGISTRATION

ALL participants are required to fill out a registration form, which is 
available at the CPEO website http://www.cpeo.org.  Please download the 
form and fax it to Pauline Simon at 415-904-7765.  If you would need us 
to fax the form or send you an electronic version, please contact 
Pauline Simon at: psimon@cpeo.org or call 415-405-7750.

We will confirm receipt of your registration via email.  Deadline is 
February 1, 2000.

Travel Scholarships

To ensure the broadest participation possible a limited number of travel 
scholarships will be awarded to public stakeholders, local government 
officials, tribal representatives, and state regulators.  Scholarships 
will be awarded on a first come basis in addition to the following 
criteria:
1. As we will be hosting a companion forum on the east coast, preference 
for this forum will be given to participants from the western half of 
the United States (west is defined as from the eastern border of Texas 
west).  
2. To ensure geographical diversity we will try to limit scholarships to 
two per site, facility, or locality (e.g. 1 public stakeholder and 1 
local government ).  Tribal and state scholarships will likely fall 
outside of these bounds.
3. In the event that more than one person from a local government or 
community would like to attend, we will ask that your government, 
RAB/SSAB/CAG, or community group determine that selection.
4. Application deadline is January 12th

What the scholarships will cover:
 Air Travel
 Hotel lodging
 mileage (with a round trip limit of 250 miles)
 Travel/parking reimbursement ($30)

Scholarships will not cover:
 meals outside the conference
 ground transportation
 rental cars
 any additional incidental expenses

The Scholarship Application Forum is available at the CPEO website 
http://www.cpeo.org for you to download.  If you would like an 
electronic version or a hardcopy faxed to you, please contact Pauline 
Simon at:  psimon@cpeo.org or call 415-405-7750.

LODGING

For those of you traveling on your own we have reserved a block of rooms 
at the Ramada Plaza  Hotel in downtown San Francisco.  To make a 
reservation, please call 1-800-227-4747 and state that you are with CPEO 
Staff and you will receive our negotiated group rate.  (CPEO and ICMA 
will reserve lodging for all scholarship recipients.)  The deadline for 
making reservations is January 21, 2000.  After that time reservations 
will be made on a space available basis.  Should you need to cancel your 
reservation you must do so 72 hours in advance of your arrival to avoid 
any penalties.

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