Site Assistance & Brownfield Revitalization

Facilitates brownfield redevelopment through funding, outreach and education; provides technical support to the Clean Ohio Fund, Targeted Brownfield Assessment, and JobsOhio Revitalization projects. SABR also provides outreach and technical training to environmental professionals and communities involved in brownfield revitalization.

Middlebury Market Place ground breakingThrough its Site Assistance and Brownfield Revitalization section, the division provides technical review and assistance to the Clean Ohio Fund and JobsOhio Revitalization Fund. SABR also serves as the contact for brownfields or contaminated sites not yet in any cleanup program [e.g.: Voluntary Action Program, Remedial Response Program, Superfund, RCRA - Corrective Action and Closure].


April 8, 2014
  • View the new Community Brownfield Funding Resources webpage. This webpage provides a list of various sources of assistance available to communities for assessment, remediating, and redeveloping brownfield sites.
February 18, 2014
January 27, 2014
  • Effective January 22, 2014, ALS Environmental (CL0022) of Cincinnati, Ohio received certification for the analysis of Mercury on soil vapor and air. Please contact ALS Environmental for more information.
November 21, 2013
November 14, 2013
October 17, 2013
  • Registration is now open for Exhibitors at the 2014 Ohio Brownfield Conference! Click here to see what exhibit booths are open and register.
September 6, 2013
August 16, 2013
  • Submit your presentation proposal for the 2014 Ohio Brownfield Conference. Submittals for this Call for Presentations must be received no later than the close of business on November 15, 2013. Presentations submitted after that date will not be considered for the conference.
August 15, 2013
April 18, 2013
April 12, 2013
  • The Clean Ohio Brownfield Revitalization Fund programs have leveraged over $10.00 of investment per grant dollar through the redevelopment of over 380 former commercial and industrial properties.If you have a project and would like to discuss funding opportunities please contact the JobsOhio Network Partner for your area.
September 3, 2012

Training Events & Proceedings

Please visit our Eventbrite Training Profile to register for current training opportunities
Upcoming Training Event
Where and When Registration
No events scheduled at this time    
Past Training Event Where and When

  • Ohio Brownfield Conference
Renaissance Columbus
Downtown Hotel
April 9-10, 2014
coming soon!

  • Winter CP Coffee 2014
Columbus, OH
January 21, 2014
WebEx recording

  • Annual CP Training 2013
Lewis Center, OH
October 7, 2013
Agenda with links to
presentations and handouts

Visit our Outreach & Training page for more proceedings from past training events

Information & Services

In conjunction with the districts, SABR:
  • maintains Ohio’s Brownfield Inventory of sites at which response actions may occur in the next year
  • coordinates targeted brownfield assessments for communities, oversees Ohio’s brownfields program, markets Ohio’s cleanup programs and conducts outreach and training to local governments concerning brownfield issues
  • serves as point of coordination for questions about brownfield grants and other incentives 
  • provides community revitalization support (CRS) to local governments in locating funding (both state and federal), determining the correct environmental program and finding technical assistance
  • provides responses to DERR database requests
  • oversees VAP certification programs (Certified Biocriteria Evaluators, Certified Laboratories and Certified Professionals) including tracking and training
  • manages the VAP environmental insurance program
Certification Information and Applications


SABR/Clean Ohio Fund
Buchan, T.J.
(614) 644-2079 DERR Webmaster

Cica, Vlad

(614) 644-2276

Clean Ohio Fund (CORF & COAF)

Oravec, Megan

(614) 728-1749

Training Coordinator

Pallos, Ildi

(614) 644-2086

Brownfield Financial Incentives (Federal & State), CP Initial Training, Fact Sheets and Publications and Newsletters

Shoemaker, Kevin

(614) 644-2316

CP & CL Certifications and CP Professional Development Hour Units (PDHUs) Approvals

Smith, Martin

(614) 644-4829

BUSTR Class C Program, Brownfield Grant, Green Building and Targeted Brownfield Assessments (TBA)

Stanley, Darlene

(614) 644-3748

Voluntary Action Program (VAP) Laboratory Certification

Tjoelker, Dan

(614) 644-3750

Clean Ohio Fund (CORF & COAF)

Yersavich, Amy

(614) 644-2285

SABR Manager - Brownfield Grant, Ohio Brownfield Conference