Hopportunity Knocks: Brownfields, Beer, and the Law

We were pleased to announce a special joint event sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association 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 Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 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, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Richard Manser, Barr Engineering
Rockie Kavajecz, Canal Park Brewery          


Note: If you wish to access presentations and documents from past presentations, please contact info@mnbrownfields.org. Access to past presentations and documents is reserved to Minnesota Brownfields members.