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. <Expert Witness/Litigation Support>
Remediation-related projects include the following: research into the basis and purpose of various CERCLA/Superfund provisions for an insurer; evaluating a remedy and/or technology selection for a waste generator; conducting a market study of remediation technology usage patterns for parties involved in a business dispute; and conducting a due diligence investigation of a remediation firm for possible acquisition or investment. The links listed below summarize some of SEA’s recent and historical Remediation Projects involving Federal CERCLA and Brownfields authorities, and State remediation initiatives:
Ethylene Dichloride (EDC) Spill
SEA was retained to prepare an Expert Report on the regulatory status of ethylene dichloride spills under RCRA and CERCLA. The Report was used in an ongoing dispute regarding liability for spill of ethylene dichloride in the Gulf Coast region.
International Seminar on Preventive and Remediation Technologies
SEA was retained by various Federal agencies to prepare a detailed presentation on the structure of the U.S. hazardous waste regulatory programs, and the preventive and remediation technologies that have been developed to implement these programs. Presentation was used as the basis for a seminar on waste treatment technologies for a group of academicians and government officials from several Middle Eastern countries.
Natural Resources Damages
Prepared an Expert Report on basis, purposes, scope of CERCLA’s Natural Resource Damages provision.
Organic Chemical Exposures
Was retained as a RCRA/CERCLA/Industry Practices Expert in a case involving land disposal of chlorinated organic wastes. Prepared an Expert Report on state of knowledge regarding the potential for chemicals involved and the land disposal practices to cause groundwater contamination.
Organic Chemical Exposures II
SEA was retained as a RCRA/CERCLA/Industry Practices Expert in a case involving property damage and lost property values resulting from the disposal of chlorinated organic wastes. Prepared an Expert Report on state of knowledge regarding the potential for chemicals involved and the land disposal practices employed at the site to cause groundwater contamination.
Radioactive Waste Remediation
SEA was retained as a Superfund (CERCLA) regulatory and policy expert in a case involving the remediation of a radioactive material processing site in the southern U.S. Prepared an expert report highlighting the inconsistency in the application of the “useful products” doctrine to governmental defendants as compared to private party defendants in the Case.
Remediation Waste Arbitration
SEA was retained as a RCRA regulatory compliance and benefits of non-compliance expert in an arbitration involving the allocation of RCRA and Superfund cleanup costs between the current and original site owners. Prepared an expert report which compared the compliance history of the firms involved, and analyzed the impact of various dilatory actions of the current site owner on the overall remediation of the site. Report was largely used in assigning a value to the equitable factors in the cleanup cost allocation formula.
Soil Remediation Technology
Was retained as a RCRA/CERCLA/Industry Practices Expert in assessing the role of a patent in securing market place access and/or acceptance in the soil remediation market. Prepared an Expert Report regarding the soil remediation market in both the U.S. and Western Europe as well as the key factors affecting supply, demand, and marketplace success.
Superfund Site Delisting Policy
SEA was retained to investigate the origins and scope of the CERCLA site delisting policy and the roles and responsibilities of state, federal and local officials in this process.
Brownfields: State Programs and Market Opportunities
Closure Of Wastewater Treatment Lagoons
Dry Cleaning Waste
Hanford Tank Waste Remediation Project
Lagoon Closure Insurance Coverage Case
MTBE Migration Rates and Patterns
Remedy Selection At A Remedial Site
Soil Remediation Strategy