Hopportunity Knocks: Brownfields, Beer, and the Law

We were pleased to announce a special joint event sponsored by the MSBA section on Environmental, Natural Resource and Energy law and Minnesota Brownfields that examined the intersection of two movements in Minnesota- the redevelopment of brownfield properties and the craft brewing boom. This program began with a look a some current challenges to brownfield redevelopment, including obtaining liability assurance letters, the real world impacts of the 2013 changes in the ASTM Phase I standard, and continuing obligations for bona fide prospective purchasers. We then looked at developing breweries on brownfields including funding stories from DEED, the Surly success, and other case studies. A special happy hour followed for attendees and ENRE section members.
How to:  Breweries on Brownfields – Special Considerations

Phase I, Phase II, Vapor Intrusion
Joseph Maternowski, Hessian & McKasy
Dan Schleck, Halleland Habicht
Jeffery Sepesi, Law Office of Jeffery Sepesi      

Assurance Letters & Institutional Controls
Kieran Dwyer, Dorsey & Whitney          
Lynne Grigor , Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Brew it up Right – Brownfield Conversions to Breweries
Remediation Process, Public funding, Success Stories
Kristin Lukes, MNDEED
Richard Manser, Barr Engineering
Rockie Kavajecz, Canal Park Brewery