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EPA AWARDS CONTRACTS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSES

Release Date: 11/19/2001
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Environmental News

FOR RELEASE: MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2001

EPA AWARDS CONTRACTS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSES

Contact: Bonnie Piper, 202 564-7836 / piper.bonnie@epa.gov
Wendy Chavez, Region 9, 415-947-4248



EPA Administrator Christie Whitman today announced two contracts that will provide for environmental cleanup response to natural and manmade disasters, terrorist activities, weapons of mass destruction, and nuclear, biological or chemical incidents in Region IX, headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.

“Over the past few weeks, people across this great country have been asking – “what can I do to help?,” said Administrator Whitman. “When given the opportunity, Americans have always sprung to action. Today, we are providing two small businesses with the opportunity to make an impact on our environment – and I know that they are ready for action.” Whitman spoke today at the signing ceremony for the two contracts, held in the Ronald Reagan Building.

Two contracts were awarded for emergency and rapid response services with small businesses under the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Environmental Quality Management, a small business based in Cincinnati, Ohio, received approximately $43 million. The second contract, valued at approximately $46 million, was awarded to Project Resources, Inc., a small, disadvantaged, woman-owned business from San Diego, Calif.

The contractors will be required to provide fast, responsive environmental cleanup services for hazardous substances, wastes, contaminants, materials, and petroleum products and oil for the states of California, Arizona and Hawaii; and, Trust Territories of the Pacific, which include Guam and American Samoa.

Whitman continued, “The EPA is committed to involving small businesses in its mission – especially, now, in the area of emergency response. I am proud that we are doing that today. Keeping our environment clean for future generations requires a commitment to good stewardship on the part of our entire country. These two businesses will have opportunities to make a contribution and I look forward to their successes.”


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