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Policy and Guidance

Gainesville, Florida

The Cabot Carbon/Koppers site has been cleaned up and transformed into a shopping complex and a car dealership, generating 40 full-time jobs for the community.

The information below highlights important EPA policy and guidance that will assist in the redevelopment of a Superfund site. This information has been organized into three broad categories.

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Legal Guidance on Reuse

The following legal guidance are important because they explain how to obtain federal Superfund liability protection/limitations before you purchase a Superfund site. Specifically, they will help you understand criteria you must meet in order to qualify for 'bona fide prospective purchaser' status. In addition, because a current Superfund lien may have been filed on the site, or a Windfall Lien may arise upon purchase, the guidance below explains under what circumstances a Windfall Lien may be filed on your site, and EPA approaches for potentially resolving Windfall Lien concerns.

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General Reuse Guidance

The following are summaries of documents and links that contain additional information potentially relevant to your redevelopment project.

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Reuse Guidance on Technical Issues

The following technical guidance are primarily for EPA and state remedial project managers. However, because these documents discuss EPA policy on tools for incorporating future land use considerations into the remedy decision making process and Ready for Reuse determinations, you may be interested in certain portions of these documents. For instance, an understanding of EPA's reuse assessment process may assist you in discussions with EPA regarding how a site may ultimately be remediated and any potential limitations on how the site may be used in the future.

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