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Melissa Smith
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
11019 McCormick Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. Awarded Contract for Great Lakes Architect-Engineer Services with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5

Hunt Valley, Maryland (20 January 2012)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced today that it has been awarded a Great Lakes Architect-Engineer Services (GLAES) small business set-aside contract with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5. The contract is valued at up to $25 million over its potential 7-year term, which consists of a 3-year base period and two potential 2-year options.

The GLAES contract will be used for a variety of environmental projects throughout the Great Lakes area, assisting the Great Lakes National Program Office with professional architect/engineer, technical, and management capabilities to support contaminated sediment characterization and design activities, habitat restoration design/evaluation, and contaminated sediment remedial oversight.

EAs first task order under this contract is to perform a site characterization of waterways surrounding the former Zephyr Oil Refinery, located in Muskegon, Michigan, to evaluate the nature of chemical contaminants in river sediments, determine if contaminated groundwater is leaching into the waterways, and assess the nature of petroleum contamination in the adjacent wetlands. This site characterization will be conducted under the Great Lakes Legacy Act. As part of the execution of this task order, EA staff will mobilize at the site in Spring 2012 to collect over 300 sediment and groundwater samples near the banks of the Muskegon River and Bear Creek, and in adjacent wetlands.

"The Great Lakes are among the largest and most complex freshwater ecosystems in the world," said Lou Barinka, P.E., Program Manager responsible for EAs work under this contract. "Were looking forward to applying the expertise of our sediment management team and our ecotoxicology and biological laboratories, as well as leveraging the full complement of EAs professional and technical resources to support the Great Lakes National Program Office in its effort to remediate contaminated sediments and restore impaired habitats."

"EA has assembled a collaborative team of interdisciplinary specialists to ensure the successful execution of this program," added Ian MacFarlane, EAs President and Chief Executive Officer. "We plan to incorporate sustainable concepts and practices into our work as we strive to deliver cost-effective, value-added services to EPA and their contributing non-federal project sponsors."

About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.

EA provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of government and industrial clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 400 professionals through a network of 21 offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 38 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit http://www.eaest.com.