EnDyna provides expert technical assistance and industry best practices for environmental consulting, environmental regulatory compliance, and sustainability programs. Sustainable practices improve public health, maintain environmental systems, and strengthen the economic models that support and promote social growth.
Our experience with environmental regulations, standards, and compliance comes from our prime and subcontracts with every office of EPA, ranging from: groundwater and drinking water; indoor air; air quality and standards; global climate change; pollution prevention, pesticides and toxics; solid waste; superfund remediation and technology innovation; radiation protection; research and development; policy and environmental innovation; and, national center of environmental economics.
EnDyna brings extensive environmental consulting experience with various government agencies – the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), US Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and US Department of Energy (DOE). Services offered by EnDyna include:
Sustainable practices have the ability to improve public health, maintain environmental systems, and strengthen the economic models that support and promote our social growth. Executive Order (EO) 13514 and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) aim to integrate sustainable practices and enhance the environment by reducing energy consumption, water usage, and greenhouse gas emissions in daily operations. EnDyna supports the federal government in the development and execution of sustainability strategies.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of Environmental Protection (DEP), Environmental Services for Environmental Compliance Audit, EMS Audits, and SPCC Plan Development: Under this prime contract, EnDyna performs the full scope of environmental services for evaluating and assessing their Environmental, Occupational, Safety, and Health Programs by identifying Federal, State, and Local regulatory compliance requirements; summarizing these requirements for NIH personnel into checklists; identifying deficiencies; prioritizing corrective actions; coordinating record keeping and report development activities; developing tracking and management tools; and resolving issues by working with NIH personnel and/or supplying recommendations to correct deficiencies and issues requiring further investigations and discussions with Federal, State, and Local Regulatory Agencies. EnDyna provides independent Environmental Compliance and Environmental Management System (EMS) auditing and consulting services at the following NIH locations. 1) NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD (NIH Bethesda); 2) NIH Facilities within the US Army Garrison (Ft. Detrick) in Frederick, MD; 3) NIH Animal Center at Poolesville, MD (NIHAC); 4) Biomedical Research Campus (BRC) in Baltimore, MD; 5) Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, MT (RML); and, 6) National Institutes of Environmental Health and Safety (NIEHS) at Research Triangle Park, NC. In addition, EnDyna reviews and updates the integrated Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans and Facility Response Plan (SPCCFRP) in order to fulfill regulatory requirements. EnDyna has also incorporated best practices in Environmental Auditing to create a risk-based program for ensuring compliance, identifying priority areas, and developing a corrective action plan (CAP). A web-based application is used to track progress and implementation of the CAP. In addition, EnDyna provides training support (including developing computer-based training) to responsible persons while implementing and monitoring the CAPs.
US Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Peer Review Facilitation and Management Services: BSEE works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. Under this 5-year BPA, EnDyna facilitates and manages the peer reviews of highly influential scientific assessments. EnDyna provides a comprehensive peer review process (including hypothesis development, modeling, data collection and analysis, and conclusions) that evaluates research information and associated documents planned for dissemination by BSEE.
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Sustainability Support: EnDyna held a prime contract to support HHS in complying with the federal requirements set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Executive Order (EO) 13514. EnDyna’s services included: Review and revision of departmental NEPA procedural compliance, specifically, categorical exclusions; Review and revision of internal NEPA reporting and auditing procedures; Annual reporting requirements for energy consumption, water use, renewable energy use, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and GHG inventory; Conservation and sustainability training and seminars; Communications and outreach; Coordinating complex sustainability programs; Promotion of large scale energy and water conservation projects; and, Promotion of UESC and ESPC contracts to fund energy and water projects. EnDyna also provided technical support to the HHS Green Champions initiative through the development of performance metrics for an OPDIV recycling program, data analysis and review, and preparation of their Awards application to recognize efforts.
Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC), Risk Assessment Tools Review, Adaptive Risk Assessment Modeling System™ (ARAMS) and Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance (SADA): EnDyna facilitated a training event for the SADA and ARAMS™ tool to increase awareness of the availability of this and other risk assessment tools. The Risk Assessment Resources Team prepared a white paper that presented findings of the review and identified recommendations for improvement of the ARAMS™ tool. SADA is free software that incorporates tools from environmental assessment fields into an effective problem-solving environment.
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), Peer Review and Program Support for the Transportation and Climate Division (TCD) of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ): As a sub, EnDyna conducts peer reviews on economic or other technical analyses, economic or other technical models, and economic or other technical articles for OTAQ. These services include coordination of the peer review process and selecting appropriate peer reviewers in accordance with US EPA’s “Peer Review Handbook, 3rd (or later) Edition.” The peer review are conducted by qualified individuals (or organization) who are independent of those who performed the work, but are collectively equivalent in technical expertise (i.e., peers) to those who performed the original work. EnDyna ensures that activities are technically adequate, competently performed, properly documented, and satisfy established technical and quality requirements.
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER), Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Program Support: As a sub, EnDyna provides technical support to several National Response Team (NRT) committees, primarily the NRT’s interagency Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Subcommittee Chemical Workgroup, Biological Workgroup, and Radiological Workgroup. EnDyna supports weekly/monthly teleconference meetings for these NRT workgroups to develop Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) on WMD. EnDyna’s responsibilities include summarizing workgroup discussions and action items; coordinating WMD Subcommittee Workgroup and inter/intra-agency communications; tracking completion of workgroup action items; developing QRGs for distribution by NRT as publicly available documents; and assisting in management of WMD Subcommittee sections for NRT’s web-based portal. EnDyna also supports the process of updating QRGs periodically as new data/information becomes available to ensure that FOSCs and state and local responders have the most up-to-date information for effective emergency responses.