TBH You Should Apply for A TBA – How a Simple Application for a Targeted Brownfields Assessment can Spur Transformation in your Community
Join us for our upcoming webinar on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Targeted Brownfield Assessments (TBA) program, because To Be Honest (TBH) a TBA can likely benefit your community! This program provides cost-free technical assistance (TA) through EPA contractors to conduct brownfield assessment activities such as Phase I & II’s and Assessment of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA). The TBA program is available locally on a rolling basis and unlike a grant, it does not require a lengthy application process.
Brownfield sites are often underutilized or vacant properties with known or perceived contamination that can adversely impact public and environmental health, hinder redevelopment, impede job growth, and diminish community pride. In this webinar, you will learn from case studies that detail how applicants have benefited from TBAs and served as a catalyst for transforming these sites into assets for the community.
- Discuss eligibility criteria for TBAs.
- Walk through the application process.
- Outline key factors for a successful application.
- Explore how this TA program facilitates comprehensive site assessments.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn how a TBA can be a pivotal resource in revitalizing and enhancing a brownfield site in your community.
Sheryl Gonzales has more than 35 years of experience supporting communities throughout California and Northern Nevada with community and economic development. She has worked for government, non-profits, and owned her own planning company for which she served on teams to develop parks, recreation and master plans, youth development and marketing programs.
Lisa Hanusiak is a brownfields project manager with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Pacific Southwest Region based in San Francisco, CA. She has over 30 years experience working as an environmental scientist. Prior to joining the Brownfields Program, Lisa served in EPA’s Superfund Program as a remedial project manager, Oil Program as an inspector, and Quality Assurance Office as a chemist.
Jasmine Williams is a Life Scientist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 9 Brownfields Team with a geographic focus in Southern Nevada. Previously, Jasmine spent seven years working for the agricultural and biotech industries as an Analytical Chemist & Compliance Officer managing quality initiatives for several small and midsize farms. She earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in French at Butler University and a master’s degree in Product Stewardship at Indiana University.