U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Awards $21M Contract to ICF International
ICF to Support U.S. EPA’s Health Risk Assessment Efforts
Fairfax, Virginia, March 9, 2009 -
ICF Incorporated, LLC, a subsidiary of ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), announced today that it won a new contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). The five-year agreement, which started in February 2009, is valued at up to $21.0 million.
As EPA’s resource center for human health and ecological risk assessment, NCEA serves to bridge the agency’s research and regulatory functions. Under the contract, ICF will support NCEA’s efforts to conduct risk assessments on chemicals, chemical mixtures, microorganisms, and other environmental stressors. As part of that support, ICF will assist NCEA in developing state-of-the-art methods, models, databases, and guidance documents for human health risk assessment. Specific tasks include analyzing toxicological data; evaluating human exposures; conducting statistical analyses and modeling; conducting risk assessment studies; reviewing research and developing documentation to assess EPA's National Ambient Air Quality Standards; and developing software and documentation for risk assessment databases and computer tools.
“The ICF Team offers the ideal combination of internationally recognized experts, proven management practices, and a large staff of credentialed scientists, all of which provide NCEA with ready access to a wide variety of risk assessment capabilities,” stated John Cowdery, senior vice president for Environment, Planning, & Infrastructure. “We are pleased to have this opportunity to extend our long-term relationship of providing risk assessment support to EPA and look forward to bringing new energy and perspectives to help NCEA accomplish its mission.”
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management 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 3,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.
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