Tools and Resources Alphabetical Listing: A-N
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.
Inquiries - Final Rule
Final EPA rule setting federal standards for the conduct of all appropriate inquiries.
Cleanups in my
Cleanups in my Community is a searchable, site-listing tool that provides cleanup progress profiles for sites and facilities and properties.
Letters Fact Sheet (PDF) (20 pp, 900K)
Summary of how EPA could provide a measure of "comfort" by helping an interested party to better understand the potential for or actual EPA involvement at a brownfield property.
Commercial Use Where Waste is Left on Site
(PDF) (58 pp, 2.3MB)
Technical information on how sites with hazardous waste have been safely reused for commercial purposes.
Property Owners Guidance (PDF) (11 pp,
Interim guidance regarding liability limitation for landowners who qualify as contiguous property owners.
Property Owner Guidance Reference Sheet (PDF) (5 pp, 55K)
Highlights of EPA’s Contiguous Property Owner Guidance (above).
- Considering Reasonably Anticipated Future Land Use and Reducing Barriers to Reuse at EPA-lead Superfund Remedial Sites (PDF) (14 pp, 1.5MB)
This guidance document is designed to further EPA's policy supporting, whenever practicable, reuse of all or a portion of NPL sites where EPA has lead responsibility, consistent with CERCLA, the NCP, and existing Agency guidance.
Responsible Redevelopment and Reuse (ER3)
ER3 is an Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance led initiative that uses Agency-wide incentives to promote sustainable redevelopment of formerly contaminated properties.
Frequent Questions about Superfund
Answers to common questions about Superfund Redevelopment and Superfund Redevelopment activities.
Green Buildings Website
Green or sustainable building is the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition.
Guidance for Documenting and
Reporting Performance in Land Revitalization (PDF) (56 pp, 860K)
This guidance provides provides a consistent framework to identify, evaluate, document, and report reuse accomplishments at Superfund sites.
for Obtaining 'Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser' Status (Common Elements
Guidance) (PDF) (22 pp, 366K)
This guidance describes the eight criteria landowners must meet to qualify for 'bona fide prospective purchaser' status.
Guidance for Preparing Superfund Ready
for Reuse Determinations (PDF) (13 pp,
EPA guidance on when and how to issue an RfR determination.
- In-Depth Case Studies
The purpose of SRI’s in-depth case studies is to see what redevelopment strategies worked, acknowledge reuse barriers and understand how communities overcame the barriers to create new reuse outcomes.
Use in the CERCLA Remedy Selection Process (Land Use Directive)
(PDF) (11 pp, 915K)
A 1995 EPA directive that presents a framework for considering land use in making remedy selection decisions under CERCLA at Superfund sites.
Local Economic Impact Fact Sheets
Superfund Redevelopment has undertaken analyses of redeveloped sites to assess the local economic impacts of site reuse that are associated with the cleanup of a site.
Term Stewardship: Ensuring Environmental Site Cleanups Remain Protective
Over Time (PDF) (67 pp, 1.1MB)
A report that addresses a variety of challenges facing EPA and its partners responsible for ensuring LTS at formerly impaired properties
Summary of a wide range of environmental information on sites and site cleanup made available by EPA.