Getting Started with Superfund Redevelopment
Becoming involved in the redevelopment of a Superfund site requires considerations different from other contaminated sites (e.g., brownfields). However, successful Superfund site redevelopment projects from around the country demonstrate that the barriers and challenges can be overcome.
The steps for Getting Started with Superfund Redevelopment (PDF)(1 pg, 380 K, About PDF) highlight key issues and considerations to think about while planning and undertaking the redevelopment of a site. The redevelopment process will vary depending upon the specific characteristics of the site you are interested in redeveloping.
Additional helpful resources include:
- The Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Superfund Site provides answers to some of the most common questions that prospective purchasers may have when considering purchasing property at a privately owned Superfund site.
- For local governments considering the reuse of contaminated properties, please see the Process for Risk Evaluation, Property Analysis and Reuse Decisions (PREPARED) Workbook.
- EPA Region 4 offers a Prospective Purchaser Inquiry Process (PDF)(4 pp, 802 K). This free, optional, information service is available to prospective purchasers, sellers, lessees, and other stakeholders involved in the redevelopment of a current or former Superfund removal or remedial site.
- The Revitalization Handbook - Revitalizing Contaminated Lands: Addressing Liability Concerns: discusses potential liability associated with cleanup and reuse of Superfund sites and shares tools that may be available to address these liability concerns.
- EPA has a number of policy and guidance tools that can help stakeholders understand the Superfund program and resources that can help communities return sites to beneficial use.
- Reuse "How-To" Reports provide technical information on how sites with hazardous waste have been safely reused for various purposes, such as recreation, while ensuring that the protectiveness of the remedy is maintained.
For site-specific questions, please contact your Regional SRI Coordinator.