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Federal Facility Sites

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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

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.

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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.

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Legal Issues at Federal Facility Sites

A number of environmental laws govern the cleanup and reuse of Federal Facility sites:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Federal Facility Redevelopment Contacts

An appropriate Region 4 contact for reusing a Federal Facility site can be found on the Revitalization Contacts page.

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