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The TAB Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's TAB Program funds technical assistance to communities and other stakeholders on brownfields issues with the goal of increasing the community's understanding and involvement in brownfield cleanup and revitalization, and helping to move brownfields sites forward toward cleanup and reuse. Kansas State University received a grant to provide TAB services in EPA Regions 5, 6, 7 and 8. For more information about EPA's National TAB Program and TAB services to EPA Regions 1-4 and 9-10, click here.


What Can KSU TAB Do For You?

KSU TAB services are free to communities and tribes. We work closely with federal and state agencies to assist communities/tribes in their revitalization efforts of brownfields sites. KSU TAB assistance is tailored to the specific needs of a community/tribe and is usually coordinated through the city, tribal or non-profit brownfields project manager. KSU TAB brings university educational and technical resources as well as industry/consulting experience to communities affected by environmental issues at brownfield sites. KSU TAB serves as an independent advisor and resource for community revitalization efforts.

KSU TAB oversees a network of over 20 TAB Partners in consulting firms, universities, and other non-profit organizations, that serve in custom-tailored technical assistance teams organized by KSU. They were selected in a fair and open RFP process. TAB Partners or event sponsors may not market their services in association with TAB or TAB activities, in keeping with established practices to mitigate conflict-of-interest. EPA does not endorse the products or services of others. Click here for more information about becoming a TAB Partner and call Blase Leven, Daena Blair or Sheree Walsh, with any questions.

TAB Services

Examples of TAB Service that can be provided upon request:
 
  • Technical presentations, workshops and seminars on brownfields-related topics
  • Strategic planning and redevelopment visioning workshops
  • Economic feasibility and sustainability analysis
  • Identification of potential funding sources
  • Assistance with environmental justice issues
  • Guidance in finding and contracting with environmental firms
  • Independent review and summary of technical documents
  • Community outreach liaison service between you, state or federal agencies, or other entities
  • Assistance with sustainability education and planning
  • Assistance with soil analyses for community gardens placed on brownfields

How Do You Get KSU TAB Assistance?

It's easy. There is no formal application process. Communities are accepted on a "first-come, first-served" basis within each state.

Steps to TAB Assistance:

  • Call or email us (Click here to contact us).
  • We will discuss your needs and KSU TAB resources.
  • We will agree on a course of action.

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