CLEAR 2021 Webinar Series


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The 2021 webinars use WebEx meeting software. Please join early so that necessary downloads have time to process. WebEx works on desktop and mobile devices.

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Wednesday, Oct 27, 1-2pm
Webinar Series

UConn TAB: Navigating EPA’s EJ SCREEN Tool for EPA Brownfields Grants

Presented By Nefeli Bompoti & Marisa Chysochoou, TAB program, UConn Civil & Environmental Engineering



EJ SCREEN a mapping and screening tool developed by EPA to provide a nationally consistent data set and approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators. In this year’s EPA Brownfields Grant guidelines, it is suggested to utilize EJ SCREEN to help characterize target areas and identify threats to sensitive populations. In this webinar, the UConn Technical Assistance on Brownfields (TAB) team will provide a hands-on demonstration on how to use EJ SCREEN tool to develop your narrative proposal.

Wednesday, Nov 17, 1-2pm
Webinar Series

Zoning Strategies to Address Mandates for Coastal Water Quality Protection

Presented By Kristin Floberg & Charles Vidich, WestCOG



Following an explosion in scientific evidence pointing to the importance of riparian buffers as a means to reduce nonpoint source pollutants, on June 10, 2021 the Connecticut General Assembly enacted Public Act 21-29. This law expands the responsibility of zoning commissions in protecting the water quality of Long Island Sound to all 169 municipalities of the state. In expanding local authority – and responsibility – over coastal water quality, the law will require broader development and implementation of zoning strategies to control the discharge of a wide range of water pollutants – including “dead zone” causing nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. This webinar will cover the history of past attempts to protect riparian corridors, the role riparian corridors play in reducing surface water pollution and hypoxia in Long Island Sound, review the range of riparian corridor protection strategies that have been adopted statewide, and provide model regulations for implementing Public Act 21-29.