Superfund Redevelopment Basics
On this page:
- The Program
- Getting Started with Superfund Redevelopment
- Reuse Planning Support and Technical Assistance
- Reuse Success Stories
- Policy, Guidance & Resources
Superfund Redevelopment has helped communities reclaim and reuse thousands of acres of formerly contaminated land. Through an array of tools, partnerships, and activities, Superfund Redevelopment continues to provide local communities with new opportunities to grow and prosper. Each Superfund site holds reuse potential waiting to be realized, from pollinator habitat and playgrounds to solar arrays and commercial office space.
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.
Getting Started with Superfund Redevelopment (PDF)
The steps for Getting Started with Superfund Redevelopment 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.
Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Superfund Site
Las 10 Preguntas Principales Que Hacer Al Comprar Un Sitio Superfund (PDF)
Las 10 Preguntas Principales Que Hacer Al Comprar Un Sitio Superfund (Puerto Rico) (PDF)
Provides answers to some of the most common questions that prospective purchasers may have when considering purchasing property at a privately owned Superfund site.
Prospective Purchaser Inquiry Process (PDF)
Servicio de Consulta para Compradores Prospectos (PDF)
Servicio de Consulta para Compradores Prospectos (Puerto Rico) (PDF)
EPA offers a prospective purchaser inquiry process. 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.
- Process for Risk Evaluation, Property Analysis and Reuse Decisions (PREPARED) Workbook
This document is a resource for local governments considering the reuse of contaminated properties.
Revitalization-Ready: A Guide for Revitalizing Land in Your Community - A step-by-step process for identifying reuse possibilities for contaminated sites. The Revitalization-Ready Guide builds from the PREPARED Workbook.
- Superfund Reuse Planning Support & Technical Assistance
Superfund redevelopment works with communities to provide site-specific reuse support and help return Superfund sites to productive use. Browse sample reuse plans, reuse assessments and other reports.
- Superfund Redevelopment Technical Assistance Services Fact Sheet (PDF)
This fact sheet describes EPA’s technical assistance services that are available to support the productive reuse and redevelopment of Superfund sites.
- Superfund Redevelopment Partnerships
Partnerships between EPA, states, Tribes, other federal agencies, local governments, communities, land owners, lenders, developers, and parties that are potentially responsible for contamination are a critical factor in the reuse of Superfund sites.
- Redevelopment Mapper
- Redevelopment StoryMaps
- Superfund Redevelopment Success Stories and Case Studies
- Find Superfund Sites in Reuse
Communities who have reused sites share their stories so others seeking to reuse sites or address problems can benefit from their experiences.
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.