The spring Sustainability Seminar Series continues on February 14 with the talk "Transforming Eyesores to Eye Candy: Brownfield Redevelopment Basics" by Elizabeth Limbrick of NJIT.
Throughout the state of New Jersey, there are over 10,000 environmentally contaminated sites. Many of these sites are brownfields, or sites that are not being used to their full potential because of fears of contamination.
Under the 2009 Site Remediation and Reform Act (SRRA), the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) began the process of licensing private environmental consultants to conduct environmental assessments and characterizations; design and implement remedial actions; and certify clean ups. This program has expedited environmental investigation and remediation, which in turn has supported redevelopment of many brownfield sites, resulting in economic development and bolstering economic sustainability for the state.
In this talk, Limbrick will discuss what brownfields are, how brownfields can be assets, the brownfield redevelopment process and the role of environmental consultants and Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs).
Elizabeth Limbrick is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in the State of New Jersey. She is a Project Manager at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where she is responsible for providing technical assistance to communities facing brownfield redevelopment challenges. Elizabeth provides one-on-one technical assistance to local governments and not-for-profit interested in assessing, remediating and redeveloping brownfield sites. Elizabeth has over 20 years of professional experience in the private and public sectors. Her public sector experience includes regulatory oversight at the NJDEP and her private sector experience includes management a wide variety of projects from Underground Storage Tank (UST) cases to Superfund projects as an environmental consultant. In addition, she has also provided expert testimony to the United States Senate Environmental & Public Works Committee regarding Cleanup Efforts at Federal Facilities.
For more information, please contact Dr. Dibs Sarkar at [email protected]
Attendance is free but seating is limited to 30 people. Please RSVP to Dr. Sarkar at [email protected]
For those who are unable to attend in person, the seminar will be live webcast via Stevens WebCampus and Blackboard Collaborate.