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Texas Bio and Agro-Defense Consortium promoting San Antonio as the site selection from the 12 cities for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. A multi-billion dollar Department of Homeland Security Lab 500,000 sq. ft. high containment research building

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Texas bio and agro defense consortium promoting san antonio as the site selection from the 12 cities for the national

Texas Bio and Agro-Defense Consortium promoting San Antonio

as the site selection

from the 12 cities for the

National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility


Texas bio and agro defense consortium promoting san antonio as the site selection from the 12 cities for the national

A multi-billion dollar Department of Homeland Security Lab

500,000 sq. ft. high containment research building

$500,000,000 construction cost

Several hundred scientific jobs

30 acres

Animal, plant, human disease threats

NBAF


Texas bio and agro defense consortium promoting san antonio as the site selection from the 12 cities for the national

Working on behalf of the San Antonio/South Texas Community

Texas Research and Technology Foundation

Brooks Development Authority

Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research

UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

University of Texas at San Antonio

Many community partners/supporters

TBAC


Texas bio and agro defense consortium promoting san antonio as the site selection from the 12 cities for the national

March 31, 200629 “Expressions of Interest”

August 9, 200614 Sites for further review

CA, GA, KS, KY, MD, MS, MO, NC, OK, WI

Texas A&M

3 San Antonio sites

February 16, 2007 – Additional information submitted

Site visits in Spring 2007

June 2007 down select for Environmental Impact Statement

2008 One site selected

NBAF Site Selection


Research capabilities work force acquisition construction operations community acceptance

Research Capabilities

Work Force

Acquisition/Construction/Operations

Community Acceptance

NBAF

Site Selection Criteria


Texas bio and agro defense consortium promoting san antonio as the site selection from the 12 cities for the national

Existing comprehensive research community

(veterinary, medical, public health, agriculture)

Proximity to skilled research/technical staff and training programs

Title to 30 acres deeded at no cost to Federal government

In-kind contributions, infrastructure upgrades offered to DHS

Offering consortium and others in proximity assist DHS with EIS

Offering consortium demonstrates local and national agriculture stakeholders support for NBAF site

DHS

Strong Preference Criteria


Texas bio and agro defense consortium promoting san antonio as the site selection from the 12 cities for the national

Gathering information

Writing teams

Broadening community awareness/support

Financial support

Advisory groups

Texas A&M

Texas political support

Prepare for site visit

Potential mini-EIS

Letters of support

Tasks/Strategies


Texas bio and agro defense consortium promoting san antonio as the site selection from the 12 cities for the national

Research Environment, Examples of formal exchange between veterinary, agricultural, and public health communities

Vaccine industry capabilities, agricultural research programs and existing animal disease research programs

Data on scientists who are acknowledged leaders in medical/veterinary/agri research relevant to NBAF

In-kind contributions utility provisions and/or upgrades and sources of funds

Extent to which your consortium will be able to assist DHS in EIS process, coordinating community outreach meetings, educating the public

Demonstrate support and engagement from affected agriculture stakeholder community. Short and long-term plans local, state, national agri community

Consortium’s short and long-term plans to coordinate community outreach and advocacy for the NBAF project.


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