EnDyna

Environmental Management, Health, and Safety
Environmental Management, Health, and Safety

Environmental Management, Health, and Safety

EnDyna brings extensive environmental consulting experience with various government agencies – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Our vast 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.

Sustainability Management

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 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.

Services offered by EnDyna include:

  • Environmental Health and Safety Inspections and Training
  • Building Inspection Services
  • Environmental Water Sampling
  • Environmental Radiation Sampling
  • Food and Safety Inspections
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Ventilation and Safety Assessments
  • Internal Review for Assuring Quality
  • Data collection and reporting compliance
  • Life cycle analysis of operational procurement and supply chain, including greenhouse gas emissions and water usage
  • Sustainability and environmental compliance training
  • Energy policy formulation
  • Vehicle fleet management for energy usage
  • Green hospital design
  • Hazardous waste management program formulation
  • Engineering consultation (energy and water programs)

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SELECTED PROJECTS

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) Environmental Health and Safety Support – EnDyna provides project management-based industrial hygiene, and occupational health and safety support at the Pentagon and associated locations within the National Capital Region (NCR). Support includes: accurate and timely hazard identification to help prevent occupational injuries and illnesses; construction safety; and OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) training. Under this program, EnDyna provides support and technical guidance for improved facility management in the areas of energy use and reduction, fuel storage and compliance, hazardous waste management and minimization, food safety, loss prevention, fire safety, moisture intrusion, and indoor air quality. We conduct Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)-compliant facility audits for system performance. EnDyna Team personnel also perform incident evaluations and assessments secondary to occupant or staff concerns. Work requests under this program may come from any one of over 65,000 DoD employees in the NCR.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Environmental Sustainability, Green Building Design, Operations, and LEED™ support – EnDyna staff is technically qualified to guide clients through Green Building design, construction, and operations. For a major acute-care hospital in Boston to be the first to achieve LEED™-Silver rating in the region, EnDyna developed the checklist, provided technical guidance on credit achievability, performed cost-benefit analyses for individual credits, reviewed design alternatives for engineered systems, and conducted risk-benefit evaluations for long-term facility performance. We created an internal Microsoft SharePoint site for project management, and compiled the LEED™ credit documentation to support the submittal to successful and accurate completion.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NEPA Compliance Support – As a prime contractor for the HHS, EnDyna is currently developing implementation guidance for NEPA practitioners that incorporates health and environmental justice considerations associated with a NEPA activity. The manual consists of a decision tree and framework for accessing tools to identify target communities, conduct environmental assessments, promote public participation, assess and mitigate the impact of a proposed NEPA activity. Upon completion, EnDyna will create a training program to roll-out the implementation guide across the agency.

HHS, Recycling Program Support – EnDyna 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.

EPA, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR), Human and Ecological Risk Assessment of Section 108 (b) industrial sites - For the EPA's Ofice of Resource Conservation and Recovery, EnDyna supported extensive research into existing information on human and ecological risk assessments of Section 108(b) industrial sites. The analysis enabled generalized identification and prioritization of industrial practices, hazardous substances, contaminated media, and remedial actions that have the greatest influence on the degree and duration of risk. These data sets and methodologies are used to evaluate a variety of Section 108(b) industrial sectors and potentially develop financial assurance rulemaking.

Environmental Council of States (ECOS), Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) Risk Assessment Team - As the Program Advisor to the ITRC, EnDyna provided diverse outreach and educational services to the Risk Assessment Resources Team. EnDyna maintained stakeholder/participant communications; prepared ITRC quarterly updates; and planned, organized, and facilitated conference calls, team meetings, and specialty workshops on risk reduction topics annually. EnDyna also developed and served as the moderator for Internet-based training courses on risk assessment; helped create and update multi-year and annual work plans (with milestones and performance measures); and maintained the team's public and internal web pages. In addition, EnDyna researched technical issues and wrote and produced technically complex documents and internet-based training seminars, including:

  • State survey to examine risk assessment methodologies
  • A risk assessment case study document on "best practices"

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Technical Assistance in Hazardous and Radioactive Waste Management - EnDyna assisted both the DOE and the EPA in Environmental Impact and Public Health Assessments for hazardous and radioactive waste management. These assessments were conducted for the EPA's Superfund and Office of Solid Waste, and for the DOE's Environmental Management programs. Currently, EnDyna is assisting EPA's office of Solid Waste in documenting the environmental and public health impact and risk assessment due to Mining Industry and Chemical Industry processes. EnDyna has staff with biochemistry, toxicology, and risk assessment experience.

ECOS/ITRC Radionuclide Team - As the Program Advisor to ITRC, EnDyna supported the Radionuclide Team by: maintaining stakeholder/ participant communications; preparing ITRC quarterly updates; and planning, organizing, and facilitating numerous conference calls and team meetings. EnDyna also moderated Internet-based training courses; provided advice in the creation of multi-year and annual work plans with milestones and performance measures; and maintained the team's public and internal web pages. In addition, EnDyna researched technical issues and wrote and produced technically complex documents, and internet-based training seminars, including:

  • Radiation Reference Guide: Relevant Organizations and Regulatory Terms
  • Determining Cleanup Goals at Radioactively Contaminated Sites: Case Studies
  • Issues of Long-Term Stewardship: State Regulators' Perspectives
  • Radiation Risk Assessment Internet-based Training with EPA
  • Radiation Site Cleanup: CERCLA Requirements and Guidance Internet-based Training with EPA
  • Real-Time Data Measurement of Radionuclides in Soil: Technology and Case Studies

EPA, Office of Solid Waste, Economics, Methods, and Risk Analysis Division (EMRAD), Human Health Risk Assessment Protocol (HHRAP) - EnDyna supported the EPA in the preparation of the Human Health Risk Assessment Protocol (HHRAP) for Hazardous Waste Combustion Facilities. Permittees subject to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Clean Air Act (CAA) use this risk assessment guidance to comply with Hazardous Air Pollutant standards.

EPA, Office of Policy (OP), National Lead Exposure Analysis and Update – In assistance of EPA/OP's lead exposure analysis, EnDyna reviewed various risk-related studies and evaluations. After the review, EnDyna developed a four-part report, which analyzed the extent of lead contamination by media, exposures pathways, abatement efforts, and future lead policies. Health and safety hazards for young children, ages 1-7, were of special emphasis.

DOE, Technical Assistance in Hazardous and Radioactive Waste Management – EnDyna assisted both the DOE and the EPA in Environmental Impact and Public Health Assessments for hazardous and radioactive waste management. These assessments were conducted for the EPA’s Superfund and Office of Solid Waste, and for the DOE's Environmental Management programs. Currently, EnDyna is assisting EPA's office of Solid Waste in documenting the environmental and public health impact and risk assessment due to Mining Industry and Chemical Industry processes. EnDyna has staff with biochemistry, toxicology, and risk assessment experience.

HHS, Sustainability Support – EnDyna currently holds 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 include:
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
Future work may include:
Conservation and sustainability training and seminars
Communications and outreach
Coordinating complex sustainability programs
Promotion of large scale energy and water conservation projects
Promotion of UESC and ESPC contracts to fund energy and water projects
Improvement of departmental environmental management system (EMS)

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Sustainability Workshop and Mission Support- EnDyna developed and facilitated two workshops and trained 200 USGBC Chapter Leaders on diverse and sustainable communities. The workshop training utilized visioning exercises and strategies for improving smart growth programs. Materials were developed and disseminated to enhance local and regional commitments and align the corporate mission and strategic plan with technical standards and communications.

EPA, Energy-Use and nvironmental Impact Study- EnDyna managed the EPA Asia Environmental Partnership project studying energy-use and environmental impact reductions in various Asian countries. EnDyna personnel studied distributed energy generation, primarily related to natural gas powered mini- and micro-turbines. This work included infrastructure analysis for solar technology "piggy-backing" on new infrastructure.

U.S. Air Force (USAF), Energy-Use and Environmental Impact Study- EnDyna analyzed technology needs and potential solutions for the U.S. Air Force Environmental Needs and Projects (ENP) initiative. This work examined commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies for environmental and alternative energy applications at USAF bases.