ICF International Awarded US$7 Million Contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Risk Assessment for Integrated Air Program
Fairfax, Virginia, October 16, 2006 -
ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) announced today that it was awarded a five-year, US$7 million contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). This is the third consecutive time that ICF has been awarded this contract. The firm will provide health and environmental risk assessment support to the Integrated Air Program, including assistance with the National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment (NATA).
"Having worked for more than ten years assisting OAQPS in its risk assessment activities for air toxics and criteria pollutants, the ICF team’s experience is unparalleled in the industry," says Baxter Jones, senior vice president at ICF and expert in environmental risk assessment. "ICF will apply its scientific and technical expertise to analyze the potential public health and environmental impacts of air pollutants."
The objectives of EPA's criteria pollutant program are focused on setting National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for widespread pollutants considered harmful to public health and the environment. EPA’s air toxics program is focused on reducing the risks associated with hazardous air pollutants listed in the Clean Air Act. ICF’s role will include environmental model development, ecological risk assessment, risk assessment methodology development, uncertainty and variability analysis, technical guidance development, and communications and outreach support for the program.
About ICF International
ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, transportation, social programs, defense, and homeland security markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 1,800 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is http://www.icfi.com.
Caution Concerning Forward-looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that reflect our current expectations regarding the contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the outcome of the services we will provide under this contract to EPA. Words such as “will,” and similar words or phrasing identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the fact that funding under the contract is not guaranteed, risks related to the actual performance of services under the contract, risks associated with the satisfaction by EPA of its requirements under the contract, and the risk that EPA requests no services or substantially less in services than allowed by the contract. For other factors that could cause ICF International's results to vary from expectations, please see the risks detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Registration Statement on Form S-1 under the caption "Risk Factors."