Region 3 Excellence in Site Reuse Award
Region 3 supports the reuse of Superfund sites across the Region. This success is largely due the cooperation of communities, site owners, state and local governments and developers with EPA. To recognize these productive partnerships and cooperative outcomes, Region 3 offers an Excellence in Site Reuse award to those who have gone above and beyond in reusing a Superfund site.
Region 3 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 3 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 3 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.
The Excellence in Site Reuse award could be given to a developer, site owner, responsible party, local government, or other key stakeholder who has demonstrated excellence in working cooperatively with Region 3. Superfund reuse should complement cleanup and may play a key role in ensuring the remedy is protective in the future.
- Enhancement of the selected remedy
- Reduction of EPA’s long-term stewardship responsibilities
- Consideration of and effect on the local community
- Implementation of sustainable practices
- Design of reuse complementary with long term implementation of selected remedy
- Enhanced monitoring of institutional controls (neighborhood watch)
- Innovation in creative thinking and effective use of partnerships
- 2014: Avtex Fibers Superfund Site, Front Royal, Virginia
- 2014: Palmerton Zinc Superfund Site, Palmerton,
- 2015: Havertown PCP Superfund Site, Haverford Township, Pennsylvania
- 2018: Sharon Steel Corp (Fairmont Coke Works) Superfund Site, Fairmont, West Virginia
- Reuse Snapshot
- Sites in Reuse Fact Sheet (PDF) (1 pg, 1.3 MB, About PDF)
- Press Release: EPA recognizes ExxonMobil, Enso Properties with Site Reuse Award for redevelopment of Fairmont, W.Va. Superfund Site
- News Article: EPA, community celebrate successful cleanup at Fairmont ExxonMobil SuperFund Site Exit