2/2014 - SC&A was recently awarded a project with the Overseas Private
Investment Corporation (OPIC). As part of this project, SC&A will conduct a review of the
greenhouse gas emissions from OPIC’s portfolio projects. In addition, we will verify that
emissions estimates are consistent with internationally accepted carbon accounting
9/2013 - The State of Utah’s Division of Radiation Control (DRC)
contracted SC&A to provide support for the review of EnergySolutions (ES) June 2011
license amendment application, including performance assessment, for the shallow land
disposal of depleted uranium low-level radioactive waste.
9/2013 - Andrew Shroads presented a case study at Ohio University’s
Consortium for Energy, Economics, and the Environment’s “A Workshop for Efficiency,
Emissions and Energy Choices in Ohio” demonstrating the difficulties in assessing air and
greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas production and determining what air regulations and
air permit requirements apply.
9/2013 - SC&A recently assisted Navus, LLP, an IT solution provider
located in Kazakhstan, with a substantive edit to an operations guide for a new software
product. We made sure the document was clear, concise, and reflected native American English
usage and the Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications.
8/2013 - The California Air Resources Board recently accredited SC&A, Inc.
as a greenhouse gas (GHG) verification body. During the month of August, SC&A successfully
completed the 2012 GHG inventory verifications for Redding Electric Utility, Kingsburg
Cogeneration Facility and Goal Line, LP. Since 2004, SC&A staff have conducted dozens of
GHG verifications for a diverse set of clients and under multiple mandatory and voluntary
reporting programs, including the Massachusetts GHG Emissions Reporting Program, The Climate
Registry and the Climate Action Reserve. SC&A also assists private and public entities
interested in identifying their carbon footprint and committed to developing mitigation and
adaptation strategies in response to climate change effects.
8/2013 - Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) emissions accounting and reduction
support provided by Kira Darlow of SC&A to the Department of Energy (DOE) has contributed
to Josh Silverman, Director of Sustainability Support for DOE, being recognized as a finalist
for the Service to America Medal for discovering DOE’s high SF6 emissions and leading
efforts to halt the release of more than 1 million metric tons (carbon dioxide-equivalent) of
SF6 from DOE facilities. Mr. Silverman and DOE’s achievements were also
published in The New York Times on June 12, 2013.
7/2013 - Andrew Shroads of SC&A was cited by the International
Atomic Energy Agency for work he performed on their behalf evaluating computer models
for predicting transport of radioactive contaminants to urban environments, especially
atmospheric dispersion, deposition and environmental transport.
6/21/2013 - SC&A, Inc. is pleased to announce the purchase
of the staff and contracts of the Springfield, Virginia office of TranSystems
Corporation (formerly E.H. Pechan & Associates, Inc.). This acquisition brings
additional air quality and climate change capabilities to SC&A, including
substantial capabilities in air pollution and greenhouse gas emission inventories,
emission forecasts, and control measure evaluation and costing. The acquisition of
the former E.H. Pechan brings together two firms with outstanding technical
capabilities and reputations, which have been in business since 1981. For additional
information, please contact Gregory Beronja at 703-893-6600 or via email at
3/2013 - SC&A, under subcontract to Cadmus,
will provide technical support in the development of Protective
Action Guides related to radionuclides in drinking water.
1/2013 - SC&A, as a subcontractor to Paratus Management
Partners, is providing technical support for a tabletop exercise being
coordinated by the Northern Virginia Emergency Response System.
1/2013 - SC&A editing services
are now available! Having provided editing services to the federal
government under contract for nearly a decade, SC&A is pleased to expand this
service to all clients on a per-job basis. Our experienced scientific and technical
editors can provide both copy editing and substantive editing
(including the application of “Plain Language” principles), as well
as original writing and document layout and graphics support. For
more information or to obtain a project estimate, please contact
11/2012 - SC&A staff authored an article for the November 2012
edition of Journal-American Water Works Association, titled “Reliability
of Drinking Water Quality Data Used for Compliance Determinations.”
9/2012 - CDC has awarded SC&A two new Task Orders valued at
approximately $110K to develop an SOP for the Subcommittee on Environment,
Food and Health and the Advisory Team for Environment, Food and Health,
and to provide modeling and data for radiological impact assessment
8/2012 - NRC has awarded SC&A a new Task Order valued at
approximately $500K over 2 years to conduct environmental reviews
for the relicensing of the in-situ leach uranium recovery facility at
the Marsland project site in Nebraska.
8/2012 - The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency selected
SC&A’s “Federal Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements”
project to receive an Honorable Mention during their recent review of
completed grant projects targeting a regulated community audience.
3/2012 - SC&A, as a subcontractor to Ecology
& Environment, has been selected to support the NRC
in the relicensing of the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant
in Callaway, Missouri.
3/2012 - SC&A has received new tasks and
continues to provide technical support on several
Marcellus Shale sites.
2/2012 - SC&A was part of Ecology &
Environment’s team in winning an NRC contract,
“Technical Assistance for Environmental Reviews for
the Construction and Operation of Domestic Molybdenum-99
Production Facilities and Operating Nuclear Reactor
2/2012 - SC&A provided support to a team that
conducted an independent review of the radiation control
division self-assessment program at Brookhaven National
2/2012 - Andrew Shroads, QEP, of our Ohio Office
was invited by the Ohio University Consortium for Energy,
Economics & the Environment (CE3) to present in their
second webinar in a series discussing EPA’s
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Program.
1/2012 - SC&A was awarded a contract to
develop and implement a risk management system for a
natural gas transmission and distribution company in
1/2012 - SC&A was awarded additional
environmental reviews by CHWMEG, Inc., for a total
of 120 reviews, conducted in the U.S., Canada, Guatemala,
Italy, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and the Ukraine.
10/2011 - SC&A is part of Ecology &
Environment’s team as a subcontractor in their recent
win with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas
District to provide Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive
Waste (HTRW) services.
9/2011 - SC&A was awarded a 5-year
contract to assist CDC’s Radiation Studies Branch by
providing radiological public health, health physics,
and emergency management services.
7/2011 - SC&A staff made two trips to
Fukushima, Japan in support of a commercial client
concerned about the radiological impacts to their
staff and products.
9/2011 - SC&A was awarded a contract
with CDC to characterize the response of portable
radiation detection instruments for use in direct
3/2011 - SC&A was selected by two
industrial clients in Ohio to provide GHG
12/2010 - SC&A was awarded a 3-year,
$360K contract with the NRC, “Update NUREG/CR-6112,
‘Impact of Reduced Dose Limits on NRC Licensed