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6/16/2016 - Mark Krohn, Vice President and Leader of SC&A’s NORM Practice, died Wednesday. Mark was a nationally-recognized expert in providing training on NORM compliance in the oil and gas industry. Anybody who met Mark quickly learned what a caring, respectful and modest person he was. He will be greatly missed by all of his colleagues at SC&A.

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.

2/2015 - Kira Darlow, one of SC&A’s lead compliance specialists and auditors, has been certified by the Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certification (BEAC).

11/2014 - SC&A was awarded a contract by the NRC to investigate where patients go, other than their homes, immediately following release from treatment with I-131 (primarily for thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism). Treatment institutions will include both government facilities (e.g., VA hospitals) and non-government facilities distributed geographically throughout the United States. Patient destinations will include hotels, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and correctional facilities. As an optional follow-on task, we would measure radiation exposures from treated patients to personnel at non-home locations.

10/2014 - SC&A has begun work as a subcontractor to PNTS Incorporated on a Phase I SBIR project for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to develop a system for the indirect remote detection of shielded radiological and nuclear threats by non-atmospheric secondary effects in electromagnetic materials—in this case, a metamaterial. SC&A’s primary responsibility will be to model the radiation environment using an advanced Monte Carlo radiation transport code.

9/2014 - SC&A has been awarded a task order with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Radiation Studies Branch to develop a template for an exercise plan compatible with the DHS HSEEP guidance that a jurisdiction can adopt to exercise its Community Reception Centers through a drill.

9/2014 - On October 1, 2014, SC&A’s Juan Maldonado became one of three approved third-party verifiers in the U.S. to offer airport verification services under the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program. ACA is the popular carbon management program by the Airport Council International and has been adopted by 104 airports in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa since 2009. ACA is projected to be adopted by North American airports over the next few years.

9/2014 - SC&A was awarded a contract with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to develop a 2011 emission inventory for particulate matter in Yuma, Arizona. The product of this contract will be used to analyze Yuma area air quality and provide information for any future State Implementation Plan or maintenance plan development.

9/2014 - SC&A announces the formation of a new NORM/TENORM division to handle increased NORM work demand. The division is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is headed by Mark Krohn, MHP, CHP. Mr. Krohn has more than 32 years of experience with radiation safety, including more than 24 years specializing in NORM/TENORM concerns. NORM/TENORM consulting services offered by SC&A include environmental assessments, field surveys, facility audits, and the development of worker protection plans, waste management plans, and licenses to perform various NORM/TENORM activities. Training courses offered by SC&A include NORM Awareness, NORM Surveyor, and NORM Radiation Safety Officer courses.

8/2014 - SC&A is pleased to announce the award to our team (SC&A and subcontractor Beckman & Associates) of a contract to provide the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) with Technical Assistance in Support of Agency Environmental and Reactor Programs. Our team will provide the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and Office of New Reactors with a wide range of engineering, environmental, and regulatory support in all aspects of nuclear power plant licensing, including NEPA compliance and license renewal. We will also assist in the review of the APR-1400 reactor design and support the Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs with environmental and safety reviews of non-power-reactor facilities, including low-level waste and uranium recovery facilities.

7/2014 - SC&A has been awarded a contract by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy to provide Regulatory Flexibility Analyses in support of their comments on specific rules proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and other agencies.

7/2014 - SC&A is pleased to announce the completion of 2012 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Earlier this year, SC&A completed for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey the 2011 Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Air Pollutant Emissions Inventory. These reports showcase SC&A’s expertise in developing air emissions inventories tailored to address an organization’s environmental/sustainability policy.

6/2014 - SC&A, as a subcontractor to Solv LLC, is providing engineering, environmental, and regulatory support to the Department of Energy’s Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance.

5/2014 - SC&A is pleased to announce that Mark Krohn has joined SC&A in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mark is a CHP, holds an M.S. in Health Physics, and has over 32 years of radiation protection experience. Prior to joining SC&A he was the VP of Operations for ARS International, Inc. His areas of expertise include TENORM, regulatory compliance, licensing, and site remediation. He has experience with naval and commercial nuclear power and is a court qualified radiological expert.

3/2014 - For the third time, the NIOSH Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health has selected SC&A, Inc. to provide support in its oversight of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. This $15.8 million full-and-open competitively awarded contract has a term of five years and provides the Board with expertise in health physics and nuclear engineering, as well as a broad range of outreach activities.

4/2014 - SC&A is proud to announce that our colleague Linda Foley completed the Boston Marathon in a time of 3 hours and 17 minutes, placing her 18th in her age group. Quite a feat given the field of World Class runners.

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 methodologies.

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