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Environmental Practice Call for Papers  - Brownfields
Brownfields are usually abandoned, closed or under-used industrial or commercial properties such as former gas stations, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and dry cleaning establishments. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines brownfields as "real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant". The EPA estimates that more than 450,000 of these sites dot the landscape across the country.

The December 2016 issue of Environmental Practice is devoted to the subject of Brownfields. We welcome a variety of perspectives from scholars, practitioners, and students in a variety of fields.

Deadline for submittals is July 11, 2016 - please send submissions or questions to ruth.gaulke@gmail.com

Specific topics that could be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Revitalization project case studies
  • Remediation and CERCLA – technical and regulatory strategies
  • Communication between decision-makers and the public
  • Innovative funding of Brownfields cleanup or redevelopment (e.g. Public-Private Partnerships)
  • State-funded Brownfields/cleanup programs
  • Innovations in site investigation and cleanup techniques
  • Evaluating future land use and post-development site risk
  • Ecological valuation at contaminated sites

 The call for papers can be accessed at http://www.naep.org/assets/brownfields-updated.pdf

 

Environmental Practice Call for Papers  - Air Quality

Air quality affects every individual in the world. In the United States, air quality issues are in the press daily, as well as in the political arena. Concerns over public health issues emanating from air quality and effects of greenhouse gas emissions are on the forefront. Regulatory changes are being proposed and litigation is the norm. How does the environmental professional navigate the ever changing landscape?

The March 2017 issue of Environmental Practice will be devoted to the subject of Air Quality. We welcome a variety of perspectives from scholars, practitioners, and students in a variety of fields.

Specific topics that could be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Regulatory changes
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Innovative approaches to impact assessment and mitigation
  • Climate change
  • Industry case studies
  • Remediation and The Clean Air Act – technical and regulatory strategies
  • Communication between decision-makers and the public

Deadline for submittals is August 22, 2016 to ruth.gaulke@gmail.com

 

The call for papers can be accessed at

https://naep.memberclicks.net/assets/EnvironmentalPractice/naep-ep-mar2017-airqualityissuecfp-dueaugust2016.pdf