WRHSRC Outreach Programs
WRHSRC included two outreach programs that provided assistance to communities
affected by environmental contamination and hazardous waste.
Outreach Services for Communities (TOSC) served community needs regarding
potential health effects and cleanup technologies for hazardous waste sites.
TOSC assisted communities
to become active participants in the decision-making process, held community
workshops and provided educational materials regarding human health,
environmental risks, and regulatory concerns.
Technical Assistance to Brownfields
Communities (TAB) assisted communities in redeveloping abandoned industrial
sites. The TAB program provided technical assistance, education and training
to municipal officials, community groups, developers, and lenders. By
facilitating stakeholder involvement, TAB hoped to speed up the redevelopment
process and produce outcomes of greater benefit to the community and
These programs were operated by researchers
and technical information specialists located at Oregon
As of June 30, 2007, the TOSC and TAB programs ceased operations. If you would like to talk to someone about possible TOSC assistance after June 30, you may contact one or more of the following individuals at the U.S. EPA Headquarters:
For technical assistance with brownfields issues, contact your EPA Regional Brownfields Office:
USEPA Region 9: Brownfields Initiative
USEPA Region 10: Brownfields
Alternatively, you can contact your state's environmental regulatory agency for assistance with brownfields: