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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

Ready for Reuse Program

EPA Region 6 has developed a new, long-term corrective action "measure of success" for all EPA/state cleanup programs that recognizes when a site/facility has been assessed and, if necessary, remediated to the extent that the property is safe for reuse or redevelopment. The Ready for Reuse Initiative has become an integral component of the Agency's National Land Revitalization Action Agenda.

Ready for Reuse is not intended to be a clean-closure approach; rather, it encourages cleanups that will quickly support protective redevelopment opportunities. As part of this Program, EPA and/or the states provide a regulatory "determination" that affirms that the conditions on the site are protective of human health and the environment based on the current and planned future use(s) of the property. For more information, contact Jeanne Schulze, Region 6, at schulze.jeanne@epa.gov.

Documents/websites related to the Ready for Reuse Program are provided below using Adobe PDF format:

1) EPA Region 6 Fact Sheet (64 kb PDF), "Ready for Reuse Corrective Action (CA) Measure and Certification"
(revised - March 7, 2003)

2) Region 6 "Guidelines for Preparing Ready for Reuse Determinations" (revised 4/12/04)

3) Site-Specific Determinations:

Brook City Base - San Antonio, Texas

Ready for Reuse Determination Letter (Issued to U.S. Air Force and Brooks Development Authority) - (October 25, 2002)
Ready for Reuse Certificate [801 kb PDF] Issued to U.S. Air Force for Brooks City-Base - (October 25, 2002)
EPA Press Advisory [151 kb PDF] - (October 25, 2002)
EPA Press Release [97 kb PDF] First Federal Facility Ready for Reuse Certificate Announced" - (October 25, 2002)

Brooks City-Base (Supplemental Ready for Reuse Determination), San Antonio, TX

Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [357kb PDF] -(October 9, 2007)

CS Metals of Louisiana, LLC, Covent, LA

Ready for Reuse Certificate [68kb PDF] or printable Certificate [386kb PDF]
Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [1703kb PDF] -(January 24, 2007)
Ready for Reuse Press Release [48kb PDF] - (January 24, 2007)

Emerson Motor Facility - Rogers, Arkansas

Emerson Ready for Reuse Determination letter [101kb PDF], P.I.M. LLC
Determination Letter [100kb PDF] - (July 29, 2003)
Ready for Reuse Certificate [370kb PDF], P.I.M. LLC
Certificate [263kb PDF] - (July 29, 2003)
EPA Press Advisory [112kb PDF] - (July 25, 2003)
EPA Press Release [66kb PDF] - (July 29, 2003)

England Airpark (Former England Air Force Base), Alexandria, LA

Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [104kb PDF]
Ready for Reuse Certificate
EPA Press Advisory [104kb PDF] - (June 28, 2004)
EPA Press Release [148kb PDF] - (June 30, 2004)
Success Story [578kb PDF]

Exell Helium Plant - Bureau of Land Management, Masterson, Moore, and Potter Counties, Tx

Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [1578kb PDF]

ExxonMobil Corporation - Baton Rouge/New Orleans, Louisiana Underground Storage Tanks

Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [74kb PDF] - (March 2, 2004)
Ready for Reuse Certificate

ExxonMobil Plastics Plant - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [46kb PDF]
Ready for Reuse Certificate
EPA Press Advisory [56kb PDF] - (December 5, 2003)
EPA Press Release [59kb PDF] - (December 9, 2003)

Fort Chaffee, Arkansas

Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority Ready for Reuse Determination Letter (1450kb PDF) (February 24, 2004)
Department of the Army Determination Letter [1460kb PDF] - (February 25, 2004)
Ready for Reuse Certificate [470 PDF]
EPA Press Advisory [56kb PDF] - (February 24, 2004)
EPA Press Release [27kb PDF] - (February 25, 2003)

General Services Administration, Fort Worth, TX

Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [4559kb PDF]
Ready for Reuse Certificate [499kb PDF] - (January 12, 2006)
Success Story [727kb PDF]

Heifer Project International, Little Rock, AR

Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [142kb PDF]
Ready for Reuse Certificate [118kb PDF]
EPA Press Advisory [46kb PDF] - (January 25, 2005)
EPA Press Release [46kb PDF] - (January 27, 2005)

Legacy at Arts Central, Oklahoma City, OK

Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [218kb PDF] - (March 20, 2006)
Ready for Reuse Certificate [747kb PDF]

(Former) Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant (NWIRP), McGregor, TX

Ready for Reuse Certificate [64kb PDF] or printable Certificate [275kb PDF]
EPAPress Release [47kb PDF] - (October 30, 2006)
EPA PressAdvisory [35kb PDF] - (October 26, 2006)
Ready for Reuse Determination Letter (Issued to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Navy and the Mayor of McGregor, TX )
Success Story [412kb PDF]

Remington Arms Company, Inc., Lonoke, AR

Remington Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [143kb PDF] - (January 27, 2005)
DuPont Ready for Reuse Determination Letter[142kb PDF] - (January 27, 2005)
Ready for Reuse Certificate [118kb PDF]
EPA Press Advisory [46kb PDF] - (January 25, 2005)
EPA Press Release [47kb PDF] - (January 27, 2005)

Sayre (City of), Oklahoma - Underground Storage Tank Sites

Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [149kb PDF]
Ready for Reuse Certificate
EPA Press Advisory [133kb PDF] - (October 20, 2003)
EPA Press Release [112kb PDF] - (October 22, 2003)

Sheffield Steel Corporation - Sand Springs, Oklahoma

Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [39kb PDF] - (July 2, 2002)
Ready for Reuse Certificate [84 kb PDF] - (July 2, 2002)
EPA Press Advisory [27 kb PDF] - (July 11, 2002)
EPA Press Release [60 kb PDF] - (July 2, 2002)

Sheppard Air Force Base - Wichita Falls, TX

Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [168kb PDF]
Ready for Reuse Certificate [453kb PDF]
EPA Press Advisory [57kb PDF] - (March 23, 2004)
EPA Press Release [27kb PDF] - March 24, 2004)

Shell/Motiva - Norco Refinery - Norco, LA

Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [62kb PDF]
Ready for Reuse Certificate
EPA Press Advisory [57kb PDF] - (May 25, 2004)
EPA Press Release [29kb PDF] - (May 26, 2004)

Seaholm Power Plant, Austin, TX

Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [4943kb PDF] - (January 17, 2006)
Ready for Reuse Certificate [68kb PDF]
EPA Press Advisory [45kb PDF] - (January 12, 2006)
EPA Press Release [28kb PDF] - (January 17, 2006)

Shell Chemical LP Plant, Taft, LA

Ready for Reuse Certificate [68kb PDF] or printable Certificate [378kb PDF]
Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [8478kb PDF] - (October 31, 2006)

Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., St. Gabriel, LA

Ready for Reuse Certificate for block G-6 [77kb PDF] or printable Certificate [801kb PDF]
Ready for Reuse Certificate for block F-7 [90kb PDF] or printable Certificate [1050kb PDF]
Ready for Reuse Determination Letter for block G-6 [1962kb PDF] - (January 24, 2007)
Ready for Reuse Determination Letter for block F-7 [2325kb PDF] - (January 24, 2007)
Press Press Release for blocks F-7 and F-64[48kb PDF] - (January 24, 2007)

University of Arkansas Gregg Site - Fayetteville, Arkansas

University of Arkansas Ready for Reuse Determination Letter [102kb PDF]
Clear Creek Determination Letter [102kb PDF]- July 29, 2003
Ready for Reuse Certificate [306kb PDF], Clear Creek Certificate [970kb PDF] - July 29, 2003
EPA Press Advisory [111kb PDF] - (July 25, 2003)
EPA Press Release [66kb PDF] - (July 29, 2003)

WALKER AIR FORCE BASE, ATLAS MISSILE SILOS - ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO

Silo 3: Ready for Reuse: Determination Letter [219kb PDF] -(September 16, 2009)
Silo 3: Ready for Reuse Certificate [132kb PDF]
Silo 4: Ready for Reuse: Determination Letter [214kb PDF] -(September 16, 2009)
Silo 4: Ready for Reuse Certificate [124kb PDF]
Silo 5: Ready for Reuse: Determination Letter [238kb PDF] -(September 16, 2009)
Silo 5: Ready for Reuse Certificate [138kb PDF]
Silo 6: Ready for Reuse: Determination Letter [223kb PDF] -(September 16, 2009)
Silo 6: Ready for Reuse Certificate [141kb PDF]
Silo 8: Ready for Reuse: Determination Letter [252kb PDF] -(September 16, 2009)
Silo 8: Ready for Reuse Certificate [117kb PDF]
Silo 9: Ready for Reuse: Determination Letter [205kb PDF] -(September 16, 2009)
Silo 9: Ready for Reuse Certificate [119kb PDF]
Silo 10: Ready for Reuse: Determination Letter [228kb PDF] -(September 16, 2009)
Silo 10: Ready for Reuse Certificate [141kb PDF]
Silo 12: Ready for Reuse: Determination Letter [238kb PDF] -(September 16, 2009)
Silo 12: Ready for Reuse Certificate [139kb PDF]


Other Determinations:
Superfund Ready for Reuse Determination

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