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Brownfield Braintrust Podcast

Brownfield Braintrust Podcast

By Brownfield Braintrust Podcast
The Brownfield Braintrust Podcast is brought to you by Winefield & Associates, Inc. and includes conversations between founder Matt Winefield and industry experts, focusing on contaminated property investments, remediation efforts, regulatory and compliance issues, and much more.
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Brownfield Braintrust Podcast with Matt Winefield: Suing CalEPA
It’s Time to Sue California EPA About the Draft Vapor Intrusion Guidance Document: Here is a brief (10-minute) Brownfield Braintrust Podcast giving property owners and lawyers ammunition to sue CalEPA. CalEPA’s overreach pertaining to soil gas cleanup standards is egregious. This agency has issued guidance in direct conflict with our state’s greenhouse gas reduction and housing goals. A claim is long overdue, and CalEPA will lose. You’re welcome. Visit Winefield & Associates, Inc. at: https://www.winefieldinc.com/ Find Matt Winefield on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattwinefield/
09:51
April 12, 2022
Brownfield Braintrust Podcast on Environmental Insurance with Matt Winefield and Bill Havard
Many real estate investors shy away from acquiring sites with environmental challenges, because they are (justifiably) concerned about liabilities. Environmental insurance can hedge many of those risks. Winefield & Associates had the pleasure of interviewing an industry leader in environmental insurance, Bill Havard of USI Insurance Services. In this podcast Bill and Matt discuss the basics of environmental pollution legal liability (PLL) insurance, including forms of environmental protections, costs, and case studies. If you’d like to reach out to Bill for more details, please email bill.havard@usi.com. Visit Winefield & Associates, Inc. at: https://www.winefieldinc.com/ Find Matt Winefield on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattwinefield/
21:53
February 22, 2022
Brownfield Braintrust Dry Cleaner Podcast No. 1
This will be the first of several Brownfield Braintrust Podcasts addressing dry cleaners, the leading source of environmental liabilities at commercial retail properties.  We provide some background on the impact of dry cleaner contamination on their surrounding environments, including statistics on contaminant migration and remediation costs.  Additionally, this episode discusses how Winefield & Associates conducts due diligence when buying facilities with dry cleaners.  We conclude by introducing how the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will be spearheading dry cleaner assessments statewide with support from a $500 million grant.  Information about this critical DTSC program is provided here:  https://dtsc.ca.gov/cleanup-in-vulnerable-communities-initiative-cvci/ Visit Winefield & Associates, Inc. at: https://www.winefieldinc.com/ Find Matt Winefield on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattwinefield/
14:32
February 01, 2022
Brownfield Braintrust Podcast with Matt Winefield: Solving California’s No Further Action Dilemma
In which Winefield & Associates, Inc. solves the California environmental agency report backlog dilemma and dearth of No Further Action letters in 12 minutes In this podcast, Winefield & Associates outlines how environmental agencies in other states manage to close significantly more sites per year than California environmental agencies. Other industrial states such as New Jersey use Licensed Site Remediation Programs (LSRPs) to streamline project management of tens of thousands of contaminated projects per year. If an LSRP program was enacted in our state, many more sites could be transformed to beneficial use. New Jersey has averaged about 5,000 environmental project closures per year. California closes less than 200 environmental projects per year. Here are some astounding statistics from an LSRP program, which Winefield & Associates hopes CalEPA scrutinizes and uses as a model for a pilot study: https://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/ https://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/srra/stakeholder/cvp_srag/2021/cvp_srag_metrics_through_may.pdf Visit Winefield & Associates, Inc. at: https://www.winefieldinc.com/ Find Matt Winefield on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattwinefield/
10:53
October 07, 2021
Brownfield Braintrust Podcast with Matt Winefield on bUneke UnScripted: Special Edition
This Brownfields Braintrust Podcast episode is NOT for Winefield & Associates friends and colleagues who have backgrounds in brownfield redevelopment. A sustainability organization called bUneke (as in “Be Unique”) interviewed Matt Winefield to discuss how Winefield & Associates brings blighted properties to beneficial uses. This episode is a folksy interview for those wanting to learn the basics about transforming dirty dirt and revitalizing environmentally challenged sites. We hope you enjoy. Visit Winefield & Associates, Inc. at: https://www.winefieldinc.com/ Find Matt Winefield on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattwinefield/
41:01
August 03, 2021
Brownfield Braintrust Podcast with Matt Winefield of Winefield & Associates, Inc. and Sean Sherlock of Snell & Wilmer
Matt Winefield of Winefield & Associates, Inc. and the Brownfield Braintrust Podcast had the privilege of interviewing Sean Sherlock, who discussed environmental justice (EJ) and its applicability towards brownfield projects. Sean is an Environmental Partner at Snell & Wilmer, and he has been following proposed EJ laws that are being promulgated at both the state and federal levels. You don’t want to miss this discussion! The podcast reviews EJ impacts on such facets as public participation, agency oversight, and remediation in disadvantaged communities. Sean also provides resources and tools for investors and developers to navigate EJ requirements. You can find Sean Sherlock and Snell & Wilmer at the following sites: Sean Sherlock LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanmsherlock/ Snell & Wilmer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/snell-&-wilmer/ Snell & Wilmer Website: https://www.swlaw.com/ Visit Winefield & Associates, Inc. at: https://www.winefieldinc.com/ Find Matt Winefield on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattwinefield/
45:31
June 15, 2021
Brownfield Braintrust Podcast with Matt Winefield: 10 Flaws with the Cal-EPA Attenuation Factor
In this second installment of the Brownfield Braintrust Podcast, Matt Winefield discusses ten flaws with the Cal-EPA 0.03 attenuation factor (AF) in the Draft Vapor Intrusion Guidance Document. All parties agree that the AF should be based on best available science. Best available science dictates that Cal-EPA must use the AF developed in the 2020 DTSC attenuation factor study, which utilized California data exclusively and has been extensively peer reviewed. Visit Winefield & Associates, Inc. at: https://www.winefieldinc.com/ Find Matt Winefield on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattwinefield/
14:09
April 20, 2021
Brownfield Braintrust Podcast with Matt Winefield and Ignacio Dayrit
Matt Winefield interviews Ignacio Dayrit, Director of Programs for the Center for Creative Land Recycling. CCLR is the oldest and only national non-profit working exclusively to champion land cleanup and reuse. It is an independent, third-party force for the sustainable and equitable reuse of land with expertise in cleaning up and redeveloping vacant or contaminated properties, sometimes referred to as "brownfields.” CCLR offers training and technical assistance for communities working to turn this land around, and it advocates for policy change at the federal, state and local levels to make land reuse possible in more places. Visit the Center for Creative Land Recycling at: https://www.cclr.org/​ ​Find Ignacio Dayrit on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ignacio-dayrit-b3497115/​ Visit Winefield & Associates, Inc. at: https://www.winefieldinc.com/ Find Matt Winefield on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattwinefield/
26:03
February 11, 2021