Smith’s Farm was a Superfund site going nowhere. Linebach Funkhouser paved the way for future development.

The Smith’s Farm property in Bullitt County, Kentucky covers approximately 560 acres, including approximately 80 acres occupied by former landfills. In 1993, the Smith’s Farm property was designated as a Superfund site by US EPA Region 4, who entered a Record of Decision (ROD) prohibiting any future productive land use for the entire 560 acres.

LFI was retained to obtain regulatory approval for a landmark undertaking: proposed residential housing and commercial development on the unaffected but still restricted portion of a Federal Superfund site.

Partnership Matters.

LFI’s site development plans were approved by the US EPA and consent was given to begin the initial phases of development, including logging and the construction of access roads and detention basins.

Following three years of site evaluation, corrective action, and regulatory negotiations, and the approval of LFI’s technically sophisticated work, the US EPA provided an Explanation of Significant Difference (ESD) to modify the 1993 ROD and remove the land use restrictions for the portion of the property located outside the 80-acre Superfund landfill.

Key Services

  • Phase I Assessment
  • Engineering Study
  • Hydrologic Modeling & Corrective Action
  • Site Development Plan
  • Site Investigation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Government Negotiations & Public Hearing

Regulatory Programs/Issues

  • National Priority List (Superfund)
  • Brownfield Development