EnDyna provides expert technical assistance and industry best practices for environmental consulting, environmental justice (EJ), 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.
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Conference, Administrative, and Travel Services Contract III (NIHCATS III): EnDyna was awarded a Prime position on the NIHCATS III. Services to be performed under this contract include: Travel Support, Meeting and Conference Support, Documentation Support, Administrative Support, Website Design, Development, and Maintenance/Internet Support. Through all awarded task orders, EnDyna has been providing the following services: logistical meeting support; domestic and international travel; support for press conferences, including media recruitment, materials development, and logistical support; logistical support for ongoing webinars and conference calls; researching and writing communications materials for the public, such as factsheets, news articles, program materials, and science education materials; writing, editing, and producing a variety of publications, such as strategic plans, congressional reports, articles for web publication, newsletters, and meeting proceedings and summaries, for both print and Web publication; developing websites for online registration, abstract submission, and meeting information and dissemination; developing informational and interactive websites for educational information dissemination and data gathering; designing online databases for NIH researcher tools; designing and maintaining databases for inventory storage, conference attendee tracking, contact information, and mailing list maintenance; coordinating domestic and international travel and lodging for speakers and presenters; designing and preparing meeting materials, including promotional and registration brochures, journal advertisements, program books and workshop binders, name badges and tent cards, meeting signage, invitational letters, and post-meeting thank-you letters; webcasting and satellite broadcasting of meetings and press conferences; technical assistance in the form of consultant writers, program analysts, researchers, site visits for monitoring laboratory facilities, and meeting facilitators; warehousing and fulfillment of publication requests; and, video production for scientific information and dissemination.
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of the Administrator (OA), Logistical and Administrative Support for the Science Advisory Board (SAB): EnDyna holds a prime contract to deliver administrative and logistics support, as well as comprehensive event management services for the EPA SAB, which included travel itineraries/travel authorizations, pre-meeting logistics, and on-site support. We provided comprehensive conference support for meetings of various established and ad-hoc boards that focus on science and technology regulatory policies and respond to emerging scientific queries. EnDyna’s staff works closely with the project officer to coordinate and manage the following tasks: negotiating hotel/meeting space and room blocks; arranging for meals and refreshments; registration; securing AV equipment; and printing meeting materials including name badges, name tents, agendas, event signs, and numerous other items. Later in the process, EnDyna supported the designated Federal officer who provides final copies of meeting literature and keeps EnDyna staff informed of any changes in Board member attendance, event timing, and expected needs. EnDyna also maintained close communication with hotel/facility staff to manage emerging issues, and to ensure that SAB meetings run smoothly. These events occurred over two-to-four days, and often required EnDyna staff to travel to event locations to provide on-site support. EnDyna successfully managed all post-event requirements including compilation of forms and handouts for further use; mailing information packages to members; and all other post-meeting needs.
EPA, National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) and the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC): NEJAC and WHEJAC are conducting advisory meetings, to identify, assist, and develop recommendations for the EPA and the White House Council of Environmental Quality (CEO), along with the White House Interagency Council, regarding climate change, economic issues, energy, and air pollution, as well as integrating environmental justice with other EPA priorities and initiatives. EnDyna supports this series of virtual and in-person meetings with planning and logistics, materials development (name tags, presentation folders), graphic design (posters) support, lodging and travel, and IT/web-based support for registration and dissemination.
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.