We’re pleased to announce a new small business joint venture with Paul Bechtel & Associates (PB&A), which was awarded a 5-year contract to continue supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs. 

For 40 years our staff have supported EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs in the review and evaluation of pesticide data. Through this contract we assess pesticide safety─including its effects on non-target species and the endocrine system─as well as potential residues in crops.

Our new partnership brings together PB&A’s managerial experience with our team’s expertise in the scientific evaluation of pesticide data, and includes several additional team members with a history of supporting the Office of Pesticide Programs. This creates one top-notch team!

Low flying yellow plane sprayed crops in the field

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Collecting and Studying Deep-Sea Coral

Three of our staff supporting NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science joined a team of nine other scientists on a 12 day expedition to collect deep-sea coral samples in the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency logo with text: PALs Tabletop Discussion

Webinar Support for Emergency Chemical Release Response

Our staff assisted the EPA team in developing the webinar event, acted as moderator, and provided technical support.

Fish swimming around a coral reef

CSS Gains NOAA ProTech Awards 

CSS is pleased to announce that NOAA has awarded our new Joint Venture (JV) with Research Planning, Inc. (RPI) a prime contract for two Professional, Science, and Technical Services (ProTech) program domains: ProTech Oceans 2.0, and ProTech Fisheries 2.0. This new RPI-CSS JV results from a Small Business Administration-approved Mentor-Protégé Agreement between CSS and RPI…