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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. View information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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Activity and Use Limitations

At this site, activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are in place. Institutional controls play an important role in site remedies because they reduce exposure to contamination by limiting land or resource use. They also guide human behavior. For instance, zoning restrictions prevent land uses – such as residential uses – that are not consistent with the level of cleanup. For more background, see Institutional Controls.

Picatinny has controls in place as components of regular facility operationwhich prevent unrestricted use, including: Picatinny access regulations, Picatinny safety program, Army military construction program development and execution, site clearance/soil management procedures, munitions and explosives of concern clearance procedures, and Picatinny Installation Master Plan environmental notations, which includes the Picatinny Geographic Information System (GIS or EPRISM) Database that shows the boundaries of each site and any land use restrictions for the sites. Land Use Controls (LUCs) are used throughout the site, restricting access to and use of areas where contamination remains that does not allow for unlimited use and unrestricted exposure. These LUCs include components similar to the base-wide controls described above, and are enforced by the Picatinny Garrison Safety Office, Environmental Division, and the Office of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. 

Picatinny also has media-specific restrictions, including the base-wide New Jersey Classification Exception Area (CEA), a provision which is used to guard against unauthorized use of groundwater. Fish consumption is also controlled by site-specific guidelines.

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