The Response Engineering and Analytical Contract (REAC) was awarded to Lockheed Martin in a recompetition of an existing contract the company has held since May 2000. On ready alert 24 hours a day, REAC teams respond to national and international incidents involving releases of oil and hazardous materials and uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. The company also stands ready to provide technical support in the event of deliberate release of weapons of mass destruction by a terrorist group.
Lockheed Martin's REAC team supports activities performed by the EPA's Environmental Response Team (ERT) under the authority of several federal legislative requirements. These include the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act/Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (CERCLA/SARA); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); the Clean Water Act (CWA); Oil Pollution Act (OPA); and others.
The teams support ERT Centers located in Edison, N.J.; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Las Vegas, Nev. As ERT's main support contractor, Lockheed Martin supplies a highly skilled staff of chemists, biologists, engineers and support personnel to perform field work, laboratory analyses and field or laboratory support.
Linda Gooden, president of Lockheed Martin Information Technology, said, "We are extremely proud of the role our REAC teams have played helping the EPA safeguard the Nation's environment. Our accomplishments would not have been possible were it not for the great on-the-ground teamwork that allowed us to serve the agency under very trying conditions. We are excited to continue this excellent partnership with the EPA."
The REAC team has been called upon to conduct environmental analyses in the aftermath of numerous incidents. These included the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, the Hart Senate Office Building and U.S. Postal Service facilities anthrax decontamination, and the Space Shuttle Columbia accident on February 1, 2003.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2003 sales of $31.8 billion.
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