Tools and Resources Alphabetical Listing: O-Z
Superfund Redevelopment has identified and provided tools and technical resources to help a variety of stakeholders identify technologies, information, technical help, contacts, and other resources to aid in the assessment, cleanup, and reuse of Superfund sites. Tools and resources are listed alphabetically below.
Policy on the
Issue of Comfort/Status Letters (PDF) (20 pp,
This policy describes the most common situations about which parties inquire and the type of information or comfort EPA may provide to parties to assist them in assessing the probability of incurring liability under CERCLA.
Purchaser Common Elements Guidance (PDF) (22
Guidance on the criteria a landowner must meet in order to quality as a bona fide prospective purchaser.
Purchaser Common Elements Reference Sheet (PDF) (6 pp, 204K)
Reference sheet highlighting the main points of the Common Elements Guidance.
Ready for Reuse (RfR) Determinations
RfR Determinations are designed to provide helpful information to the real estate marketplace about the environmental status of Superfund sites to facilitate their reuse.
Recreational Opportunities at Abandoned
Mine Lands (PDF) (13 pp, 1.1MB)
A technical document that explores how mine sites, once cleaned, can be utilized for active and passive recreational opportunities.
Recreational Reuse of Land Above
Hazardous Waste Containment Areas (PDF) (73
This document provides technical information on how sites with hazardous waste in place have been safely reused for recreational purposes.
Return to Use Initiative
The RTU Initiative has been designed to remove barriers to appropriate reuse at Superfund sites where cleanup has been completed.
Reuse Assessments: A Tool to Implement
the Land Use Directive (PDF) (24 pp,
A 2001 document that reaffirms the original Land Use Directive and expands upon EPA's framework for developing future land use assumptions when making remedy selection decisions at Superfund sites.
Reusing Cleaned Up Superfund Sites: Golf
Facilities Where Waste is Left on Site (PDF) (73 pp, 2MB)
This report provides technical information useful in planning, designing, and building golf facilities on sites where the remedy calls for on-site containment of contaminated material or post-construction monitoring or treatment.
Reusing Superfund Sites – the
Superfund Redevelopment Brochure (PDF) (21 pp,
A document highlighting key Superfund Redevelopment goals, activities, resources, and success stories.
Post Construction Completion
Post Construction Completion typically encompasses several activities that may be undertaken at a site following the construction of a remedy.
Information on how Superfund Redevelopment continues to identify and work with partners to assist in the Superfund redevelopment process.
Superfund Redevelopment Pilots
Under the Pilot Program, EPA provided, or sought to have potentially responsible parties provide, financial assistance and/or in-kind services to local governments for specified activities to help determine the future use of their sites.
Superfund Redevelopment Reuse Examples
Highlights of reuse and redevelopment examples at Superfund sites from across the country.
Superfund Redevelopment Videos
A series of videos that highlight redevelopment and reuse activities as well as lessons learned from Superfund Redevelopment activities and partnerships.
Site Reuse Fact Sheets – Region 4
Region 4 has developed a number of fact sheets about a number of Superfund sites in the Region.
Site Reuse Fact Sheets – Region 7
Region 7 has developed a number of fact sheets that highlight many of the reuse successes and accomplishments at formerly contaminated sites in the Region.
Superfund Top 10 (12 pp, 771K, About PDF)
The top 10 questions to ask when buying a Superfund site.
The Revitalization Handbook - Revitalizing Contaminated Lands: Addressing Liability Concerns (PDF) (40 pp, 3 MB)
A handbook providing information on liability concerns and tools to address liability concerns for parties involved in cleanup and reuse of Superfund sites.
Assistance Grants (TAGs)
A Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) provides money for activities that help a community participate in decision-making activities at eligible Superfund sites.
Presentations and resource materials from various trainings at which SRI has presented, including the the Brownfields Conference, the National Association of Remedial Project Managers (NARPM), SRIs webinar series.
Lien Guidance (PDF) (32 pp, 386K)
Describes the 'Windfall Lien' provision of the 2002 Brownfields Amendments.
- Windfall Lien FAQs (PDF) (4p, 157K)