PA Statewide Conference on AMD and AMR - Atherton Hotel, State College, PA - August 2006


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Brownfield Redevelopment Potential


Mike Adam
Environmental Scientist
US Environmental Protection Agency

Joe Nowak
Project Manager
Brownfields Office
US Environmental Protection Agency


Consider options to restore value to abandoned mine lands (AML) complicated by the potential presence of contaminants, or brownfields.  Reinvesting in these properties relieves development pressures on open land and decrease health threats to nearby residents.  Your project may qualify for development money through the EPA Brownfields Grant Program.


Joe Nowak has been a Project Manager in the Hazardous Site Cleanup Division, Brownfields and Land Revitalization Branch of the United States Environmental Protection Agency Region III since December 2004. He is currently responsible for managing Brownfields projects, Targeted Brownfields Assessments, and redevelopment activities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He also serves as EPA Region 3 West Virginia State Coordinator to help develop a relationship of Federal/State partnership. In addition to the State grant coordination, he serves as point of contact for VCP's, MOA's, Brownfield education, site revitalization, State site-specific assessments, and data management. This current position is a detail from the US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, where he has worked since 1995 as a Project Manager for Military, Environmental, and Work for Others design and construction projects.

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