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image of logo for a CDP Accredited Provider 2018 11/2017 - SC&A is now a CDP Cities Accredited Service Provider. CDP is a nonprofit organization that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Through this partnership, SC&A supports CDP cities in disclosing their environmental activities, understanding their impact, and taking action to achieve enhanced sustainability and resilience.

10/2017 - The Human Exposure Model (HEM) is the EPA’s go-to tool for assessing the risk and exposure to the public from toxic air pollutants. SC&A developed the current version (HEM-3) for the EPA and is under contract to create HEM-4 using state-of-the-art open source code. SC&A has used HEM-3 to assess risks and exposure of thousands of communities across the country for the EPA's National Air Toxics Assessment and under the Risk and Technology Review program. In addition to the HEM, SC&A has also conducted environmental justice and other demographic analyses of risk and exposure for many of these communities. SC&A has the knowledge and expertise to use these tools to support community risk assessment efforts and related projects under programs such as AB 617 in California to help government agencies better understand the effects of toxic air contaminant emissions on the public.

7/2017 - SC&A is pleased to announce that Shane Brightwell, who founded and led Professional Radiation Consulting, Inc., has joined SC&A as a Senior Vice President and will lead the firm’s radiological remediation practice. Shane has extensive experience in radiological remediation and decommissioning across the United States, with significant experience in New Jersey.

6/2017 - Meghan Doherty, who was previously the Program Director for the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative, has joined SC&A to support the firm’s climate change and resiliency practices. Meghan is located in SC&A’s Arlington, VA office.

4/2017 - SC&A is pleased to announce we received a safety award from Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC for our NORM remediation project at two of their sites, with the plaque inscription "For Your Excellence in Safety Leadership and Performance."

4/2017 - SC&A is pleased to announce that DOE and NYSERDA have awarded the firm a $16.9 million contract to support the West Valley Demonstration Project Supplemental EIS.

image of Alexandra Shroads receiving donation check 4/2017 - SC&A, Inc. recently made a donation to Alexandra Shroads, the daughter of SC&A’s Midwest Regional Manager Andrew Shroads, to support her travel to the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in June. Alexandra’s invention, the Lumi-Tarp, is an illuminated, solar-charged tarp for use by refugees, campers, and the homeless. The Lumi-Tarp won the local contest at her school, Cornerstone Academy, and won the state-wide contest held by the Ohio Invention League. Her project was one of the select few chosen to represent Ohio at the National Invention Convention. Alexandra is very interested in zoology and conservation and plans to study conservation biology, specifically the conservation of rhinoceroses. We wish Alexandra good luck at the National Invention Convention!

1/2017 - SC&A’s popular NORM/TENORM Awareness course for oil and gas workers is now available in an online version for computer, tablet, or smartphone. This course meets the minimum training requirements in 29 CFR 1910.1096(i) and 10 CFR 19.12 for U.S. workers. An international version is coming soon. Give your team access to essential training 24/7 through individual or bulk purchase. Learn more here.

11/2016 - SC&A is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a mission support contract with the Department of Homeland Security, Defense Nuclear Detection Office, Operations Support Directorate Training, Exercise and Assistance Division. The estimated contract value is $23,910,000.

11/2016 - SC&A is pleased to announce we have been awarded a 5-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with a contract ceiling of $91 million with DOE, including the NNSA and FERC. The BPA scope involves the preparation of environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and related documents to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.

8/2016 - SC&A was recently awarded a subcontract under an Adjusters International’s Tidal Basin Group contract to support Continuity of Operations (COOP) program review and plan development for the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport. SC&A will provide subject matter expertise on both COOP planning and airport operations to assist the Tidal Basin Team in evaluating current gaps and shortfalls in the existing plan and help develope improved COOP program processes and a revised COOP plan.

8/2016 - SC&A has been awarded contracts to perform verification services for the San Diego International Airport and another large metropolitan airport in California, who are pursuing Level 2 certification with the Airports Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program. In the capacity of independent verifier, SC&A is auditing the airports’ carbon management practices and reviewing their carbon footprints to corroborate that their operations meet stated greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.

7/2016 - Robert Anigstein, a Senior Health Physicist with SC&A, along with coauthors Michael Erdman and Armin Ansari had an article published in the June Health Physics Journal, titled “Use of Transportable Radiation Detection Instruments to Assess Internal Contamination From Intakes of Radionuclides Part I: Field Tests and Monte Carlo Simulations.”

6/2016 - SC&A has been awarded a Task Order Contract to provide environmental, scientific, and energy consulting technical services to the State of Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Waste Management & Radiation Control. These services include licensing and relicensing support, hydrogeological studies, performance assessment, engineering, cost benefit analysis, and environmental investigations and compliance.

5/2016 - John Mauro, Sr. Vice President with SC&A, was recognized by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. with an Award for Meritorious Service for his contribution to CRCPD’s E-42 Task Force report on TENORM aspects of the Oil and Gas Industry.

5/2016 - As a subcontractor to Mozaik Solutions, Inc., SC&A was recently hired to provide subject matter expertise to assist the Santa Cruz Public Health Department in conducting their Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan, Business Impact Analysis (BIA). This work includes designing data collection tools, conducting focus groups, collecting information, and analyzing Department programs, policies, procedures, resources, and interdependencies to identify mission essential functions and associated requirements for performing those functions. The BIA will serve as the foundational document for the Department in developing their COOP plan and establishing a viable COOP program to ensure essential functions can be performed regardless of circumstance.

4/2016 - SC&A’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EC/R, was awarded a task order with EPA’s Clean Air Markets Divison to provide on-site desktop-server Linux support.

12/2015 - SC&A has been awarded a three-year contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Explosive (CBNRE) subject matter experts and technical support for programs managed by the Agency’s CBRNE Office.

11/2015 - SC&A is pleased to announce that we have acquired EC/R, Inc. of North Carolina. With this acquisition, we will be able to provide enhanced support to our Air Quality clients.

11/2015 - SC&A’s Juan Maldonado is publishing an introduction to the emerging Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program in EM, the Air & Waste Management Association’s monthly magazine. Read an advance copy of the article here. The ACA program has been adopted by more than 125 airports in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa and is taking off in North American airports. Mr. Maldonado is one of the first approved third-party verifiers in the U.S. to offer airport verification services under the ACA program.

9/2015 - SC&A was awarded another task order under the Enterprise Contract to support the NRC’s review of an application to amend an existing license to allow for in situ uranium recovery activities at the Kendrick Expansion Area in Wyoming. SC&A is supporting both the environmental review under the NEPA and the consultations with Native American Tribes under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

9/2015 - SC&A has been awarded a 5-year contract from EPA to provide technical support in fulfillment of EPA’s responsibilities for oversight and enforcement of CERCLA and RCRA activities at federal and non-federal facilities within Regions 5 and 6.

9/2015 - SC&A was awarded a contract with the United States Coast Guard’s Office of Standards Evaluation & Development. The focus of this work will be on developing and testing a strategy for applying maritime air emissions models in combination as a means for producing reasonable, defensible national-level estimates of vessel-related air emissions using commercially available data.

8/2015 - SC&A was awarded a task order under our NRC Enterprise-wide IDIQ Contract to support the NRC’s refresh of its guidance related to the storage and transportation of spent fuel. We are looking at the feasibility of combining pairs of existing guidance documents and updating them.

8/2015 - SC&A is a member of the Cambridge Systematics, Inc. team that was awarded a task order from the Federal Highway Administration to perform Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSAT) Research, Analysis, & Outreach. Through this project, SC&A is preparing case studies that document examples of project-level MSAT estimation techniques and will prepare a white paper that identifies successes, challenges, and lessons learned in project-level MSAT analysis and the implications for future FHWA technical resources and guidance.

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