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Policy and Guidance

The former H.O.D. landfill in Antioch, IL provides multiple services to the community and neighboring high school, including recreational fields on the former capped area, seasonal wetlands that provide wildlife habitat and educational opportunities, and an innovative gas-to-energy project that utilizes methane provided by the landfill to power the high school.

The information below summarizes and highlights important EPA policy and guidance pertaining to the redevelopment of a Superfund site.

Legal Policy and Guidance Relating to Reuse

Legal policy and guidance documents clarify how to obtain federal Superfund liability protection before you purchase a Superfund site and EPA Windfall Liens that might arise on the site. Liability related policy information includes:

  • 2002 Brownfield Amendments
  • Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Status
  • Comfort Letters
  • EPA Liens
  • All Appropriate Inquiry
Reuse Policy and Guidance

Policy and guidance that helps clarify issues, challenges, and opportunities relevant to the redevelopment of a Superfund site. Topics include:

  • Guidance Reporting Performance in Land Revitalization (CPRM Guidance)
  • Reuse Assessments
  • Ready for Reuse (RfR) Determinations
  • EPA Land Use Directive
Superfund Long Term Site Management

Policy and guidance that characterizes how Superfund ensures that site cleanups and actions provide for the long-term protection of human health and the environment. Topics include:

  • Institutional Controls
  • Post Construction Completion
  • Long Term Site Stewardship
  • Sustainable Redevelopment of Formerly Impaired Properties
Superfund Cleanup Policy and Guidance
Contains numerous Superfund cleanup enforcement policy and guidance documents, including information on:
  • Risk Assessment
  • Remedy Selection
  • Remedial Design
  • Ground Water Guidance
  • Innovative Technologies
  • Superfund Program Implementation Manual
  • Superfund Enforcement