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Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

EPA Region 6 Greenovations and Excellence in Site Reuse Award

Region 6

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Background

EPA Region 6 developed the Greenovations Award to recognize outstanding efforts in sustainability, reuse, green remediation, and alternative and renewable energy utilization.

Region 6 also has established the Excellence in Site Reuse award for those who have supported the reuse of Superfund sites through outstanding efforts that go above and beyond required cleanup. Region 6 strongly supports reuse and believes

 it is an important part of the cleanup process. Many communities, developers, site owners, and local governments have worked closely with Region 6 to enhance cleanup, minimize the Agency's responsibilities for long term care and maintenance, promote long-term stewardship, and provide economic, environmental or social benefits to local communities.

Eligibility

The Greenovations Award can be given to a responsible party, developer, site owner, nonprofit, local government or community member who has demonstrated excellence in working cooperatively with Region 6 to support safe and responsible cleanup and reuse, especially those that promote innovative and sustainable reuse outcomes.

EPA and award recipientsEPA staff and award recipients celebrate the opening of the East Central Oklahoma Family Health Center, Inc. (ECOFHC) opened on the Eagle-Picher Henryetta site in Henryetta, Oklahoma. From left to right: Erin Chancellor, Region 6 Chief of Staff; Ken Wagner, Senior Advisor for the EPA Administrator; Anne Idsal, Region 6 Regional Administrator; Donna Dyer, CEO East Central Oklahoma Family Health Center; Jennifer Munholland, Mayor of Henryetta, Oklahoma; and Casey Luckett, Region 6 Superfund Redevelopment Coordinator.The Excellence in Site Reuse award can be given to a responsible party, developer, site owner, nonprofit, local government, community member, or other key stakeholder who has demonstrated excellence in working cooperatively with Region 6. Superfund reuse should complement cleanup and may play a key role in ensuring the remedy is protective in the future.

Evaluation Criteria for Greenovations Award

  • Consideration of and effect on the local community
  • Implementation of sustainable practices
  • Innovation and creative thinking
  • Consideration of long-term implementation of the selected remedy and its impact on the environment
  • Demonstration of outstanding environmental stewardship

Site Award Winners

Jay and Sheryl Ida with honeycomb at the Tulsa Fuels and Manufacturing site

On May 2, 2014, the EPA Region 6 Superfund Division Director presented the first EPA Region 6 “Greenovations Award” to Waste Management of Oklahoma for work at the Mosley Road Sanitary Landfill Superfund Site. Awards will continue to be granted for efforts by Superfund site stakeholders meeting part or all of the above eligibility and evaluation criteria.