For almost three decades, the program has served the people and communities of the southeastern United States. Recognized regionally and nationally for sustained excellence and innovation in protecting human health and the environment, Region 4 Superfund responds rapidly and comprehensively to address environmental emergencies and clean up some of the nation's worst hazardous waste sites. Over time, the program's effectiveness has been built on a foundation of authentic community engagement, scientific and enforcement excellence, fiscal responsibility and a robust partnership network. Region 4 Superfund serves more than 59 million citizens in one of the most populous and fastest-growing EPA Regions in the country. Today, Region 4's Superfund commitment to its mission is stronger than ever. Our work is about people. Region 4 Superfund works closely and transparently with communities to ensure their meaningful participation and help communities turn Superfund sites into community assets. Our program's emphasis on thorough, innovative solutions and its 'enforcement first' policy ensure that our efforts to protect public health and the environment are comprehensive and cost-effective. Region 4's network of dedicated partners - states, tribes, local governments, public and private sector organizations, and other federal agencies - means that shared challenges can be overcome and shared objectives pursued. This report highlights Region 4's Superfund activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009. We hope that these highlights illustrate how the program is making a difference in people's lives and benefiting communities across the southeastern United States.