Superfund Reuse Policy and Guidance
The following guidance documents are primarily for EPA and state remedial project managers. However, because these documents encompass EPA policy on tools for incorporating future land use considerations into the remedy decision making process and Ready for Reuse determinations, they contain information relevant to the redevelopment of a Superfund site.
- Considering Reasonably Anticipated Future Land Use and Reducing Barriers to Reuse at EPA-lead Superfund Remedial Sites (PDF) (14 pp, 1.5MB, About PDF)
This 2010 guidance document expands on many of the principles from the 1995 Land Use Directive and provides additional guidance to EPA Regions on considering reasonably anticipated future land use when carrying out response actions under CERCLA, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA).
- Guidance for Documenting and Reporting Performance in Achieving Land Revitalization (PDF) (56 pp, 860K, About PDF)
This 2007 guidance provides a consistent framework to identify, evaluate, document, and report accomplishments at Superfund sites, and establishes guidelines for documenting revitalized sites and acres that meet key measures of performance.
- Reuse Assessments: A Tool to Implement the Land Use Directive (PDF) (24 pp, 83K, About PDF)
This 2001 document reaffirms the original Land Use Directive (see above) and expands upon EPA's framework for developing future land use assumptions when making remedy selection decisions for Superfund sites.
- Superfund Ready for Reuse (RfR) Determinations (PDF) (13 pp, 166K, About PDF)
This 2004 document provides information on the use and preparation of RfR determinations at Superfund sites including what information is sufficient to support the RfR decision and how to document an RfR determination.
- Land Use in the CERCLA Remedy Selection Process (PDF) (11 pp, 915K, About PDF)
This 1995 directive presents a framework for considering land use in making remedy selection decisions under CERCLA at Superfund sites.