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No Previous Federal Interest Comfort/Status Letter - RE-Powering America's Land Initiative

No Previous Federal Interest Comfort/Status Letter (RE-Power) (.Doc/.Docx, 3 pp, 57 K)

Model Information

12/05/2012

08/25/2015

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Model document comfort/status letter for use when there is no historical evidence of involvement with the property or site in question under the federal Superfund or Resource Conservation and Recovery Act program. For use with renewable energy development under the Agency's RE-Powering America’s Land initiative. The letter is intended to provide the lessee with information the EPA currently has about the property and potentially applicable Agency policies to help the lessee make informed decisions as they move forward with renewable energy development on their property. Superfund comfort/status letters are provided solely for informational purposes and discuss the potential for or actual EPA involvement under Superfund based upon the information presently known to EPA about the property.
Technical updates have been incorporated into this model (see revision history below), but it is under further review to assess the need for conforming changes since the issuance of the 2015 Revised Policy on the Issuance of Superfund Comfort/Status Letters.

Supporting Documents

Transmittal of Revised Policy on the Issuance of Superfund Comfort/Status Letters
Date: 08/25/2015
Transmittal memorandum, guidance, and updated model comfort/status letters for parties interested in acquiring contaminated, potentially contaminated, and formerly contaminated properties for reuse and redevelopment. The Revised Policy discusses the background of the EPA’s issuance of Superfund comfort/status letters, describes the purpose and intended use of these letters, and provides three model letters addressing the most common inquiries received from parties.

Transmittal of “Revised Enforcement Guidance Regarding the Treatment of Tenants Under the CERCLA Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Provision” and Model Comfort/Status Letters for Lessees at Renewable Energy Projects
Date: 12/05/2012
Transmittal memorandum, guidance, and three model documents addressing the potential applicability of the bona fide prospective purchaser (BFPP) provision under CERCLA to tenants. The model comfort/status letters are for lessees at renewable energy projects.

Revision History

Updated property status paragraph and outdated URL
08/25/2015

  • Made technical updates to property status paragraph to reflect current information on Superfund database systems and corrected outdated URL reference. Made general grammatical and formatting updates to 2012 version.

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