Federal Facility Sites
- Federal Facility Restoration and Reuse Office
- Federal Facility Compliance and Enforcement
- Base Closure and Property Transfer at Federal Facilities
- Federal Facility Site Information
Region 4 Federal Facility Information
From nuclear weapons plants and military bases to landfills and fuel distribution stations, the U.S. government operates thousands of facilities across the country. Federal Facility sites are properties and facilities operated by the United States Government that contain environmental contamination from unexploded ordnance, radioactive waste, or other hazardous substances.
- Federal Facility Program Background
- Reuse and Redevelopment of Federal Facility Sites
- Legal Issues at Federal Facilities
- Federal Facility Tools & Resources
- Federal Facility Partnerships
- Federal Facility Sites in Region 4
- Federal Facility Redevelopment Contacts
Federal Facility Program Background
EPA’s Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO) works with other federal entities (Department of Energy, Department of Defense) to facilitate faster, more effective, and less costly cleanup and reuse of federal facilities.
EPA also has a role in ensuring that Federal agencies who manage and operate facilities comply with environmental requirements in the same manner and extent as any other regulated facility. EPA works in partnership with other federal, state, tribal, and local agencies to see that federal facilities meet their environmental requirements. More Federal Facilities Information.
Reuse and Redevelopment of Federal Facility Sites
FFRRO helps accelerate the transfer of federal property by coordinating environmental cleanup activities and crafting innovative property transfer arrangements. FFRRO assists in the transfer of both Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) sites and Federal Facility sites that are on the NPL (i.e., Superfund sites). FFRRO assists other Federal agency partners by working with EPA Regional personnel to accelerate cleanup at contaminated sites and facilities and ensuring that property is more quickly available for productive reuse by local communities.
Because these facilities often encompass hundreds of acres with buildings, roads and other infrastructure, their effective and efficient cleanup and reuse can play a pivotal role in a community's economic development. More information on reuse at Federal Facilities.
Legal Issues at Federal Facility Sites
A number of environmental laws govern the cleanup and reuse of Federal Facility sites:
- CERCLA of 1980, better known as Superfund, amended by the Superfund Amendments and Re-authorization Act (SARA) of 1986 and the Brownfields Amendments of 2002.
- The Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Realignment and Closure Acts (BRAC) of 1998 and the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990.
- The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984.
- Federal Facility Compliance Act of 1992.
You can read more about these and other relevant laws in the FFRRO Library. Region 4's Federal Facilities Branch Web page also provides information about Region 4 federal facilities, including the Base Realignment and Closure program.
Federal Facility Tools & Resources
EPA and Region 4 have developed many tools and resources that can help implement redevelopment activities at contaminated sites and properties. The links below provide UST-specific tools, resources, and information from a number of sources.
- Technical Tools
- Frequently Used Tools
- General Information
Federal Facility Partnerships
EPA's Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office has partnerships with many groups to coordinate cleanup and restoration efforts at federal facilities. Partners include other EPA offices; other federal agencies; state, tribal and local governments; community groups; environmental justice groups; and advocacy organizations.
- For more information on EPA Federal Facility partnerships, click here.
- For information on stakeholder involvement at federal facility sites, click here.
Federal Facility Sites in Region 4
Region 4 maintains a catalogue of Federal Facility sites and properties where pollution is being or has been cleaned up throughout the Region. Sites are organized by state, and allow you to find site summaries, site profiles, contacts, and fact sheets.
- For Federal Facility Sites in Region 4, click here.
- For Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) sites in Region 4, click here.
Federal Facility Redevelopment Contacts
An appropriate Region 4 contact for reusing a Federal Facility site can be found on the Revitalization Contacts page.