Atkins contract to help protect US waters - September 28, 2011
Tampa, FL – The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Atkins a $3-million, 5-year contract for technical support and analysis in support of the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 404 program. The contract focus is on providing technical expertise for the review of a wide range of regulated activities, including coal mining activities in the Appalachia, transportation, residential/resort development, oil and gas, and stormwater for projects located nationwide.
This contract will include developing technical assessments of the direct, secondary, and cumulative impacts associated with proposed project alternatives and providing technical assessments of construction, development, mining, and wastewater treatment practices and policies. The Atkins team will also perform site assessments, as needed, for aquatic resource mapping, identifying structural and functional characteristics of impacted aquatic systems, and documenting relationships of targeted projects to other waters and ecological resources, including any associated laboratory analyses.
Atkins project manager Jerry McCrain says, “This is a landmark win for Atkins and our first major win with EPA. This is an interesting contract in that we will be providing high-level expertise directly to EPA related to policy and program matters—essentially an extension of EPA staff. Demand for assistance is high, as noted by having the contract signed within 30 days of submittal of our qualifications with our GSA schedule, and having our first task order issued less than a week after contract signature.”
Work on this contract began September 6 and the contract is valid through 2016.
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