Fw: Technical Assistance Services for Communities
From: Hawaii EJ Initiative [EJHawaii@hawaii.rr.com]
Sent: Sun 3/30/2008 10:09 PM
Attachments: TASC Brochure-Dec 27 07.pdf
[Click on the image to view the full brochure.]
Forwarding from EPA
I wanted to let you know about Technical Assistance Services for Communities (TASC), which is a new program to provide unbiased educational and technical assistance to communities affected by hazardous waste sites. This program, developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), can help your community by providing experts to explain hazardous waste problems and EPA’s plans to clean up the waste. EPA offers this assistance to help your community understand hazardous waste issues better, so your community can participate in the decision-making process more effectively.
Some of the ways in which TASC might be able to help your community:
-Answer questions about exposure to hazardous waste and the potential health effects.
-Educate your community on the scientific, engineering, health, or economic concepts related to the cleanup of hazardous waste.
-Help your community to better understand cleanup technologies and their effectiveness.
-Explain the cleanup process and how to become involved in the process.
-Assist your community in identifying possible land reuse or redevelopment options.
The attached flyer provides more details.
If you think the community in Koloa might benefit from technical assistance from TASC, please contact Luis Garcia-Bakarich who is based in our San Francisco office to make a specific request for assistance. He can be reached at Garcia-Bakarich.Luis@epa.gov or at 415- 972-3237.
Please let me know what you think or if you have any questions.