Hawai‘i Brownfields Virtual Forum, 7/28–29/2020

Posted on Jul 31, 2020 in All, HEER Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

The HEER Office collaborated with the U.S. EPA and the Center for Creative Land Recycling to present the Hawai‘i Brownfields Virtual Forum on 7/28–29/2020. The forum had initially been planned as an in-person event, but due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic was converted to an all-virtual format.

Topics included land reuse to affordable housing and open space, economic development, environmental issues associated with brownfield properties, emerging contaminants of concern (PFASs), the Waikoloa Areawide Environmental Hazard Management Plan (AEHMP) for UXO, Construction EHMPs for development, the latest on public record requests, the new iHEER database, and the use of the new HDOH e-permitting portal.

The all-online event was attended by approximately 140 participants from the Hawaiian Islands, the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the continental United States.

Videos of all sessions are available at the HEER Webinar Series YouTube channel.