Brownfields Webinar

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Is that old gas station, dry cleaners or auto body shop in your town a Brownfield? Is a Brownfield an agricultural field in the winter or one that’s contaminated? It might be both. Brownfields come in all sizes and can be found in most communities, urban and rural. This presentation will focus on the Brownfield basics: types of Brownfields commonly found in communities, what it takes to clean them up, who’s responsible and who’s available to help. The impacts of Brownfields on the community and the environment will also be discussed.

Running Time: 00:52:48


Bruce Hyde, Land Use Academy Director, UConn CLEAR

Bruce's Bio

Bruce Hyde is a Land Use Educator for the University of Connecticut’s Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR). He is primarily responsible for coordinating the Land Use Academy, which provides basic training for local land use commissioners. In addition, he provides technical assistance to communities in a variety of areas including reviewing land use regulations, affordable housing education and community outreach.

Bruce is an AICP certified planner who has worked in the planning field for over 30 years. He has served in a wide variety of positions including city planner, regional planner, private sector consultant and local planning commissioner. He has a B.S. in Economics from Lehigh University and a M.S. in Natural Resource Planning from the University of Vermont.

Dudley (Skip) Alleman, Senior Project Manager
HRP Associates, Inc

Skip's Bio

Skip Alleman is a Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP) and is a Senior Project Manager within the Geological Services Division of HRP Associates, Inc. His environmental consulting career began in 1980 and he has been with HRP since 1985. Skip's responsibilities include management of environmental site investigations and remediation at commercial and industrial facilities, including Brownfield properties. This typically requires the investigation of historical contaminant sources resulting in the implementation of hydrogeological studies and remedial action projects.

Since 2003, he has been on the Department of Economic and Community Development, Special Contaminated Properties Remediation Insurance Fund (SCPRIF) Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Environmental Professionals' Organization of Connecticut (EPOC). In addition, he is a member of the Real Estate Finance Association – Hartford Chapter, and for the past four years has been the Executive Committee Co-chair for membership. Skip has B.A. in Biology-Specialization in Environmental Sciences, from Central Connecticut State University.