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Ready for Reuse Determinations

EPA Region 6

EPA Region 6 is developing on a new long-term corrective action "measure of success." It will be a new measure that recognizes when a site/facility has been addressed or remediated to the extent that it is safe for reuse or redevelopment. This is not intended to be a clean-closure approach, rather it encourages cleanups that will quickly support protective redevelopment opportunities.

As part of this effort, EPA and/or the states will provide a regulatory "certification" that will be an affirmatory determination that the site is considered acceptable for its designated reuse. This "certification" will be called a Ready for Reuse Determination. The first of these certificates was issued July 2 at Sheffield Steel Corporation, Sand Springs, OK. For more information, contact Richard Ehrhart, Region 6, at

Sheffield Steel Corporation Ready for Reuse Certificate Documents

  • Letter of Determination
    [ PDF (39k) 2 Pages ]
    July 2, 2002

  • EPA Press Release "First Ready for Reuse Certificate Announced"
    [ HTML (17K) | PDF (20k) 1 Page ]
    July 2, 2002

  • EPA Region 6 Factsheet "Ready for Reuse Determination for Sheffield Steel Corporation Sand Springs, OK"
    [ HTML (15K) | PDF (100K) 1 Page ]
    May 13, 2002

  • EPA Region 6 Factsheet "Ready for Reuse Determination, Sheffield Steel Corporation, Sand Springs, OK"
    [ HTML (23K) | PDF (140K) 3 Pages ]
    June 24, 2002

  • Ready for Reuse Certificate Issued to Sheffield Steel Corporation
    [ PDF (84K) 1 Page ]
    July 2, 2002

  • EPA Press Advisory
    [ HTML (25K) | PDF (27K) 3 Pages ]
    July 11, 2002


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