DELIVERING DIRECTION by developing and providing training, laboratory management, public outreach, regulatory analysis and enforcement case support, using approaches refined over decades of work for regulatory agencies.

TechLaw has provided more than 700 specialty programs and seminars to train federal and state environmental enforcement personnel across the country. This technical and programmatic training has covered more than 200 topics and included materials in three different languages. TechLaw has developed and maintained training-specific websites.

TechLaw has performed field and laboratory analyses on more than 150,000 samples over the last decade as part of its management of EPA laboratories under four ESAT contracts. These samples have included: more than 30,000 biological analyses—such as E. Coli Enumeration, Enterococcus Enumeration and PCR Analysis and Reporting; more than 10,000 field analyses; and more than 110,000 fixed laboratory analyses.

TechLaw’s public outreach includes assistance and support to the development of the Savannah River Site (SRS) Superfund Job Training Initiative with EPA Region IV and EPA Headquarters. Between 2009 and 2010, approximately 50 individuals were trained and then employed as employees of the SRS contractor as hazardous material handlers, general production operators, and radiological technicians, providing jobs to residents in low-income communities.

Sample Project: TechLaw provided expert support to EPA Region 5 for the Quantitative Exposure Assessment Sensitivity Analysis at the Dow Chemical plant in Midland, MI, a site contaminated by dioxins and furans, chlorobenzenes, heavy metals, and other materials associated with the manufacture of chlorine-based products. Our risk assessors developed an extensive quantitative sensitivity analysis and technical memoranda to accurately define the impact of individual exposure and intake parameters in the estimation of projected carcinogenic risk, along with the development of cleanup criteria. TechLaw’s work was critical in the development of EPA’s negotiated settlement with Dow Chemical and the commencement of cleanup activities at the site.