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Federal Sites

The Federal Site Remediation Section (FSRS) is involved in all aspects of implementing the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA or Superfund) program in Illinois. The FSRS is responsible for the oversight of cleanup activities at contaminated sites that are subject to the provisions of CERCLA. Contaminated sites in the program range in size from five to more than 40,000 acres. The sites may be abandoned hazardous waste disposal areas, abandoned mines or landfills. The contaminated sites may also be properties where the federal government conducted activities that resulted in hazardous waste, explosives, unexploded ordnance, radioactive waste, fuels or a variety of other hazardous substances that continue to present an unacceptable risk to human health and the environment. These sites are some of the largest and most contaminated properties in the State of Illinois. Cleanup of these properties requires professional coordination between the FSRS and other sections of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA), as well as the United States Environmental Protection Agency, (U.S. EPA) the Department of Defense, the individual military departments and local communities. FSRS staff members and managers provide the leadership to ensure this coordination is maintained at all levels of the process. The FSRS is located within the Illinois EPA's Bureau of Land, Division of Remediation Management and is composed of approximately 9 project managers in two units that deal with National Priority List (NPL) sites and Federal Facilities.

Contact Information

Illinois EPA Bureau of Land                                      
Federal Site Remediation Section                                      
Paul Lake, Manager
1021 North Grand Avenue East                                      
P.O. Box 19276                                      
Springfield, IL 62794-9276                                      
Phone: 217-785-7728