Regulatory and Policy Consulting

HAZMED is a small business leader in providing regulatory and policy support to Federal government agencies involved with environmental rulemaking and regulatory compliance. In its early years, HAZMED's president, Jacqueline Sales, a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency manager, provided expert advice to clients on issues related to compliance with regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

Since then, HAZMED has cultivated a multi-disciplinary staff with a proven reputation in proving consulting assistance from rulemaking through implementation of RCRA, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations. HAZMED's experienced professionals have in-depth knowledge of environmental and related regulations. They have reviewed new and proposed legislation; analyzed regulatory issues and options; performed cost analyses; and provided guidance, training, and outreach in areas related to manufacturing, weapons testing, construction, healthcare, national security, and agriculture. Our policy analysts were among the first to provide guidance to EPA on the topic of Environmental Justice - equal protection from health and environmental hazards regardless of race, or socioeconomic status. Our compliance auditors have performed audits throughout the nation's defense complex.

Our services include:

• Regulatory Impact Assessments
• Rulemaking Support
• Program Evaluation
• Compliance Audits
• Training and Guidance
• Environmental Assessments
• Environmental Impact Statements
• Environmental Justice
• Tribal Issues and Policies
• Enforcement Support

Highlights

Environmental Justice and the NEPA Process
CERCLA Handbook
Used Oil Rulemaking
Tribal Conference and Initiatives
Environmental Impact Statement for Fort Stewart
NRC licensee violations at Nuclear Power Plants
Low-level Radioactive Waste Compliance Audits

Environmental Justice and the NEPA Process
Department of Energy
HAZMED policy analysts evaluated the extent of disproportionate enforcement of environmental statutes in poor and minority communities for the EPA, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. The task involved on-site interviews of poor and minority citizens living in close proximity to polluting industries or contaminated industrial sites throughout the United States. Working collaboratively with EPA and DOE, HAZMED developed a guidance document for integrating Environmental Justice into the NEPA process. The guidance was disseminated DOE-wide.

CERCLA Handbook
National Park Services
HAZMED's analysts provided technical support in the conceptualization, development, and delivery of the National Park Services', CERCLA Handbook for Hazardous Substance Release Response which delineates integration of RCRA and NEPA requirements during the CERCLA response process.

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Used Oil Rulemaking
Environmental Protection Agency
HAZMED's policy analysts assisted SAIC in the EPA rulemaking for identification Management, and Listing of Used Oil. HAZMED identified stakeholders for the EPA public meetings, managed the meetings, and compiled into a single document the meeting attendees' verbal and written comments on more than 35 different issues.

Tribal Conference and Initiatives
Environmental Protection Agency
HAZMED planned the Third and Fourth National Tribal Environmental Conferences. Each conference was held in a remote location of northern Minnesota and Oregon. HAZMED and the host Tribe worked together to find adequate accommodations for meeting attendees. HAZMED also prepared the Native American Newsletter for EPA, and evaluated mining activities on Indian Lands.

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Environmental Impact Statement
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
HAZMED scientists prepared the EIS for preparation of forested areas at FT. Stewart, GA for artillery training. We evaluated the potential environment impacts from clear-cutting and timber harvesting of these areas.

NRC Licensee Violations at Nuclear Power Plants
Environmental Protection Agency
HAZMED summarized the historical data on NRC licensee violations related to the safety of radioactive waste treatment and storage at nuclear power facilities and other NRC licensed facilities.

Low-level Radioactive Waste Compliance Audits
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
HAZMED's certified auditors performed comprehensive compliance audits of the low level waste management program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to ensure that low level radioactive waste packaged for shipment to Nevada Test Site met DOE-NVO 325 requirements for waste acceptance and applicable State and local regulations for transport of radioactive materials.

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