Strategic Environmental Analysis , L.C. (SEA)is an environmental management consulting firm that serves clients in the hazardous waste, radioactive waste, solid waste, recycling and wastewater fields by analyzing the impact of business, regulatory and technology factors on the environmental services marketplace, and by devising strategies to cope with future market conditions. SEA's areas of practice include custom market surveys, due diligence investigations, regulatory analysis, expert witness testimony and litigation support, and technology assessments, multi-client research, and policy development and representation projects.
Compliance strategies involve the analysis of relevant regulations, policies, guidance and precedents to determine the current or likely compliance posture of a given action, and to develop a course of compliance and/or a negotiating strategy. SEA also assists clients through all phases of the Federal and State permitting process. SEA support may also include an inquiry with relevant Federal or State enforcement or regulatory staffs to determine likely posture on a current or pending action. When necessary, SEA can contact the relevant Agency personnel on behalf of the client to assist in resolving the situation. The links listed below summarize some of SEA’s recent and historical Compliance Strategy projects:
Comprehensive Hazardous Waste Market Study
Conducted a comprehensive assessment of all sectors of the hazardous waste marketplace to identify both optimal sectors for market entry and target companies for acquisition for a European firm. Study required ranking of all market sectors based on likely growth potential taking into account all relevant supply and demand factors. Once sectors were ranked, SEA and its partners were required to identify and rank acquisition targets in the sectors of interest identified by the client. Study led to successful market entry and selected acquisitions.
High-Level Mixed Radioactive Waste - Permitting
SEA was retained by a national environmental group to assess the applicability of RCRA’s substantive and permitting requirements to the ongoing treatment of mixed high-level radioactive wastes at a governmental facility. In particular, SEA assessed the legitimacy of claims by a government contractor of exemptions under RCRA by virtue of the waste water treatment tank and totally enclosed treatment exclusions. This case was resolved to the satisfaction of all parties involved.
Recycling Facility Siting and Permitting
A firm which provides environmental services to the computer industry sought to locate a recycling facility for their proprietary modules in the Mid-Atlantic region. SEA assisted the firm with all phases of facility siting and permitting including an assessment of the applicability of state and Federal RCRA regulations and related environmental statutes.
RCRA Non-compliance at a Steel Plant
A group of private parties retained SEA to provide guidance on the applicable RCRA regulations and to prioritize the historical and ongoing violations at a major steel production facility.
Inorganic Chemical Recycling
Interpretation of Recycling Regulations
Mercury Waste Treatment
Recycling of Filter Media
Recycling of Steel Industry Wastes
Soil Remediation Strategy
Hazardous Waste Identification Rule
MACT Rule for Hazardous Waste Combustors