The Superfund Branch manages sites with known or suspected releases of hazardous substances, petroleum pollutants, or contaminants into the environment that are not specifically regulated by other branches. We do this by providing oversight to responsible parties, but in some cases the branch takes a more active state-lead role.
We interface with the U.S. EPA on National Priority List sites and federal-state cooperative assessment programs.
The branch serves as the technical arm of the Energy & Environment Cabinet's Brownfields Redevelopment and Reuse Program, playing a key role in review and approval of environmental liability protection applications and performing Phase I and Phase II property assessments for eligible applicants.
In addition, we house the division's Risk Assessment Program, assisting with contractor certification and tracking of property clean-ups as part of the Kentucky State Police and Cabinet for Health and Family Services interagency Clandestine Methamphetamine Lab Program.