RABs can be at active military installations and closed or closing military bases (BRACsites).
The EPA and DOD document states the RAB's are funded through two mechanisms dependent whether the stie is a BRAC or non-BRAC site.
Administrative and logistical support t meet the RAB's mission should be provided by the DOD installation using the Defense Environmental Restoration Account at non-BRAC sites and BRAC funds at closing installations. The EPA's website source is www.epa.gov/swerffr/documents/rab.htm
The U.S. Navy's NAVFAC Environmental Restoration and BRAC websites give more details on RABs. To review the NAvy's Document, use the link provided and then select the menu item titled Community Involvement.
Technical Reviews can be facilitated through a RABS application for TAPP grants.
The TAPP (Technical Assistance for Public Participation) grant funds can be used to purchase third party expertise to evaluate technical reports.
The Alameda NAS RAB has begun the process to apply for TAPP funding on a few major sites.