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EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. Awarded Master Agreement from Baltimore County, Maryland, for On-Call Stream Restoration, Management, and Monitoring Services

Hunt Valley, Maryland (17 February 2012)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced today that it has been awarded an on-call contract with Baltimore County, Maryland, to perform stream restoration design, management, and monitoring services throughout the County. The Master Agreement is valued at up to $1 million over its potential 7-year term, which consists of a 5-year base period and two potential 1-year options.

This work will include a variety of stream restoration projects throughout Baltimore County, supporting the County’s Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability in assessing and restoring streams in both urban and rural settings. On these projects, EA's stream and watershed restoration approaches will address the new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for nutrients recently assigned to the County by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. TMDL is a regulatory term that quantifies the maximum amount of a pollutant that a particular body of water can receive while still meeting water quality standards under the U.S. Clean Water Act.

"We are excited to receive our first contract with Baltimore County designed specifically to deal with this important aspect of stream restoration," said Michael Battle, EA's Chief Operating Officer. "Through the years, EA has supported Baltimore County on many similar contracts, including a separate, ongoing master agreement for on-call water quality restoration design services."

Richard Pfingsten, PWS, senior ecological restoration scientist and program manager for EA's work on this contract, added, "Under this new master agreement, EA will strive to develop innovative stream restoration designs that produce stable systems yielding ecologically functional streams and waterways and, therefore, contribute to the overall quality of water resources in Baltimore County."

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.