Brownfields and Land Revitalization Publications
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Revitalizing Contaminated Sites: Addressing Liability Concerns (March 2011). The "Revitalization Handbook" web page provides access to the 2011 edition of the cleanup enforcement handbook, a compilation of tools and a discussion of how to use them in evaluating the benefits of revitalizing contaminated property.
Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Superfund Site (PDF) (12pp, 752K) (May 2008). Ten answers to questions a prospective purchaser may have when deciding whether to purchase property at a privately owned Superfund site.
RE-Powering America's Land - Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Properties: Liabliity Considerations (PDF) (2 pp, 100K) (December 2012). Fact sheet on guidance document addressing tenats as bona fide prospective purchasers under Superfund and the Agency's RE-Powering America's Land initiative.
Siting Renewable Energy on Contaminated Properties: Addressing Liability Concerns (PDF) (EPA-330-F-11-001, 13pp, 292K) (March 2011). Fact sheet provides answers to some common questions that developers of renewable energy projects on contaminated properties may have regarding potential laiblity for cleaning up contaminated properties.
CERCLA Liability and Local Government Acquisitions and Other Activities (PDF) (EPA-330-F-10-003, 12pp, 249K) (March 2011). Question and answer format addresses Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund) liability issues for local governments and summarizes key statutory provisions and requirements.
Transmittal memorandum and Fact Sheet on The Benefits of Integrating Reuse to Achieve Enforcement and Environmental Protection Goals (PDF) (8pp, 278K). (December 2010). Transmittal memorandum and fact sheet for use by EPA enforcement staff involved in contaminated site response decision-making and enfrocement actions for the performance or payment of site response activites.
Environmentally Responsible Redevelopment and Reuse (PDF) (2pp, 380K) (November 2009). Fact sheet describes the ER3 initiative, pilot projects, partnerships and incentives to promote sustainable development and responsible redevelopment and reuse of contaminated properties.
Promoting Responsible Redevelopment at the American Barrell Site (PDF) (2pp, 176K) (November 2009). Fact sheet highlights responsible redevelopment and reuse at the American Barrell Company Superfund site.
Empire Canyon fact sheet (PDF) (2pp, 176K) (May 2008). Fact sheet highlights sustainability features to be incorporated into the proposed project, such as native vegetation, conservation of open space, use of wind-generated power and a recycling program.
Windfall Lien Administrative Procedures Guidance: Frequent Questions (April 2008). Frequent questions relating to EPA's Windfall Liens Administrative Procedures guidance document.
CERCLA Lender Liability Exemption: Updated Questions and Answers (PDF) (7pp, 62K), (July 2007). Updated fact sheet on CERCLA liability for secured creditors for the cleanup of contaminated property.
Brownfield Sites and Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) (PDF) (5pp, 78K) (November 2006). Question and Answer fact sheet on the complementary role of SEPs at brownfield sites.