Silver Spring, MD, May 13, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Environmental Management Support, Inc. (EMS), a small environmental consulting firm in Silver Spring, Maryland, has been awarded contract to provide analytical and technical support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment Program. According to EMS Program Manager Don West, this is the second Brownfields contract won by EMS and continues a relationship with the program that began in 1994. The contract, which has an estimated value of $16.6 million over five years if all options are exercised, is the second major EPA contract won by EMS this year. EMS, a small professional services consulting firm located in Silver Spring, MD, won a contract potentially valued at $29.4 million to support EPA's Superfund program in March.
The EMS Team for this new Brownfields contract includes some of the largest and best known professional and technical firms in the country: Tetra Tech, Inc., SRA International, ICF, Inc., and Industrial Economics, Inc. EPA's Brownfields program provides competitive grants to states, tribes, local governments, and nonprofit community organizations to help communities redevelop abandoned or underused commercial properties, typically within urban areas, stigmatized by potential environmental contamination. Under the new contract, EMS will provide a range of professional services, including supporting the process under which EPA evaluates the nearly 800 grant applications received per year; assisting EPA in implementing Brownfields regulations; and evaluating the environmental benefits of reusing Brownfields and reducing sprawl.
Founded in 1983, EMS is an employee-owned firm that specializes in assisting federal agencies with technical, policy, training, and administrative aspects of environmental regulations and stewardship.