Superfund Redevelopment in Region 4
Superfund Redevelopment in Region 4
National Superfund Redevelopment
The goal of the Superfund Redevelopment Program in Region 4 is to return contaminated Superfund removal and remedial sites to safe and productive uses. EPA works with communities and other stakeholders - prospective purchasers, local governments - to consider reuse opportunities and to integrate appropriate reuse options into the cleanup process whenever possible. Superfund removal and remedial sites have been developed into parks, commercial buildings, warehouses, and residential areas. More Superfund Redevelopment Information. . .
Getting Started with Superfund Redevelopment
- View Region 4's "Getting Started with Superfund Redevelopment" page, which highlights key steps to undertake while considering redevelopment of a Superfund site.
- Region 4's Prospective Purchaser Inquiry Service is a free, optional, information service offered by Region 4 to provide information about specific sites; including cleanup status, liability protection and lien issues; and to answer questions about the coordination of cleanup and redevelopment activities at current or former Superfund sites.
Superfund Redevelopment Resources
- Top-10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Superfund Site (PDF) (12 pp, 780K, About PDF)
- Region 4 Superfund Site Reuse Fact Sheets. These fact sheets detail reuse activities at the site, the site's planning and development process, geographic location and information on past cleanup activities.
- Ecological Revitalization: Turning Contaminated Properties Into Community Assets (PDF) (83 pp, 8MB, About PDF) is a document that provides technical information to assist property managers and other stakeholders better understand and coordinate considerations for ecological revitalization.
- Region 4 Excellence in Site Reuse Award. Region 4 created this award to recognize developers, site owners and local governments who have worked with EPA to ensure that sites are redeveloped in a manner that supports site cleanup and/or minimizes EPA's responsibilities for long-term maintenance.
- Superfund Redevelopment Brochure (PDF) (12 pp, 7MB, About PDF). Provides highlights of key reuse and redevelopment tools and showcases the successful implementation of these strategies at Superfund sites across Region 4.
Superfund Redevelopment Site Spotlight
- City of Charleston, SC receives Region 4 Excellence in Site Reuse Award
On November 8, 2012, EPA Region 4 honored the South Carolina Electric & Gas Company and the City of Charleston with the Excellence in Site Reuse Award for their roles in the cleanup and redevelopment of the Calhoun Park Area site in Charleston.
- Reuse of the Spellman Engineering site in Orlando, FL
At the Former Spellman Engineering site in Orlando, Florida, groundbreaking agreements have led to the voluntary cleanup of one of the most important pieces of undeveloped land near the city’s downtown. A local school has built new recreation facilities and the community is exploring additional reuse opportunities. Innovative cleanup – the burial of the ground water treatment system underground optimized the area available for reuse – has enabled the protection of human health and the environment and redevelopment success.
EPA's case study of the Spellman site (PDF) (14 pp, 1.8MB, About PDF) illustrates how collaborative partnerships and flexible long-term planning can protect human health and the environment and enable site reuse.
- Model Airplanes and Superfund Site Reuse Takes Off in Region 4
A partnership between the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and EPA is enabling the reuse of Superfund sites as fields for flying model airplanes across Region 4. The Beulah Landfill, the Taylor Road Landfill, and the Davie Landfill are three NPL sites in Florida where EPA has worked with interested AMA clubs to assess how these sites could support new flying fields in a manner protective of the site remedy and that helps O&M activities.
- Beulah Landfill: The northern part of the Beulah Landfill, now known as Fritz Field, is a successful model airplane park. AMA members have devoted time, energy, and money to improvements and maintenance on the site to make it more compatible with modeling use. Escambia County also funded a runway for plane take-off and landing.
- Davie Landfill: Vista View Park at Davie Park Landfill has been in use by AMA members since March 07. The local AMA chapter has an agreement in place with Broward County. The club also mows and performs maintenance on its section of the park.
- Taylor Road Landfill: At the Taylor Road site in Hillsborough County, a portion of the landfill complex is currently being used by a local model airplane club. The County is working with AMA to ensure that the flying field is not negatively impacted by future uses.