The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will host two workshops next month to support property redevelopment. The Kansas Long-Term Stewardship Program Workshops, titled “Managing Environmental Risk for Property Redevelopment,” will be held on April 12 at the Finnup Center for Conservation Education in Garden City and on April 13 at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard.
The workshops are designed to offer a set of tools to help prospective redevelopers, city and county officials, lenders, attorneys, and other stakeholders understand, manage and mitigate the risks associated with environmental contamination on redevelopment properties.
The workshops will cover the following topics:
Contaminated Property Redevelopment Act authorizing the KDHE Secretary to issue Certificates of Environmental Liability Release to Prospective purchasers of contaminated property
Environmental Use Controls in property transactions and redevelopment projects
Risk Management Program
Kansas Brownfields Program Assistance and other redevelopment resources
Online tools and resources for redevelopment planning
The workshops will support the efforts of commercial developers, lenders, real estate professionals, environmental consultants, construction managers, and economic development and land management authorities involved in property acquisition and redevelopment or foreclosures.
To register for this event or for additional details, please visit the workshop webpage:www.kdheks.gov/remedial/euc/environmental_risk_workshop.html.