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Redevelopment Tools and Information

Superfund Redevelopment in Region 4
Riviera Beach, Florida

A four-acre section of the eight-acre Solitron Devices site now features commercial and light industrial warehouse space.

A wide range of tools and information are available to help guide decisions regarding the redevelopment of Superfund sites. Tools have been divided into six categories:

Prospective Purchaser Inquiry (PPI) Service

Region 4 offers a free information service called the Prospective Purchaser Inquiry (PPI) Service to allow a prospective purchaser to make a timely business decision on whether to purchase a particular Superfund site.

Comfort/Status Letters (PDF) (20 pp, 900K, About PDF)

A comfort/status letter may be issued by Region 4 to:

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Ready for Reuse (RfR) Determinations

An RfR Determination is an EPA document which provides potential users of a Superfund site with an environmental status report indicating that all or a portion of the real estate property at a site can support specified types of uses and remain protective of human health and the environment. This web page describes EPA's guidance regarding how staff should make and document these determinations.

Disclaimer: EPA is not able to offer guarantees or assurances to prospective purchasers about the compatibility of their redevelopment plans with the site cleanup. EPA can generally discuss the redevelopment plans with the prospective purchaser, and identify obvious incompatibilities, but the burden of not impeding or injuring the remedy is solely the prospective purchaser's responsibility.

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Redevelopment Legal Issues

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Local Community Tools and Resources

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Return to Use Initiative

The Return to Use initiative is the latest phase of the national Superfund Redevelopment Program. It shares the Program's mission to support community efforts to reuse Superfund sites. It does this by removing unnecessary barriers to reuse.

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