The US EPA’s Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program provides technical assistance to communities and stakeholders to help address their brownfield sites, and to increase their understanding and involvement in brownfields cleanup, revitalization and reuse.
TAB providers serve as a resource to communities, developers, and stakeholders, offering expertise and guidance on a number of brownfield related topics, including health impacts, site assessment, remediation, redevelopment, and reuse.
The goals of WVU TAB technical assistance are to:
- Increase public understanding and awareness of brownfields redevelopment and related issues, including environmental impacts, health impacts, remediation methods, opportunities for economic development, and state and federal brownfield resources;
- Increase awareness of financing opportunities for brownfield remediation and redevelopment, including public funding such as EPA Brownfields grants;
- Increase community involvement in identification, remediation, and re-use of brownfields; and
- Build local capacity to navigate the redevelopment process on brownfield projects, from site identification to successful redevelopment.