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CHANTILLY, Va. (June 4, 2021) — A unique team of longtime US Environmental Protection Agency contractors has successfully combined to win a $105.6 million contract to provide specialized on-call emergency response support to the EPA nationwide and abroad.

The joint venture of Weston Solutions and TechLaw—formally known as Weston-TechLaw JV, LLC—was awarded the five-year Response Engineering and Analytical Contract (REAC), effective June 1. The REAC supports EPA's Emergency Response Team (ERT) in providing scientific, engineering and logistical services in response to environmental emergencies such as oil or hazardous materials spills and releases related to Weapons of Mass Destruction, as well as assistance in characterization and cleanup of hazardous waste sites.

As part of the contract, Weston-TechLaw will provide the ERT with 24-7 emergency response support led by experts in remediation, mobile air monitoring, fixed and mobile laboratory analysis, risk assessment, radiological release and numerous other scientific and response disciplines. REAC operations are based in Edison, N.J., Las Vegas, Nev., and Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Weston-TechLaw combines the services one of EPA's largest emergency response contractors (Weston) with its largest Superfund laboratory support contractor (TechLaw). Each firm has held successful multi-million dollar contracts with EPA for more than three decades.

"This is a team that truly provides EPA with the best possible support across a wide range of scientific and technical areas," says Brian Shutler, President and CEO of TechLaw Consultants, Inc., TechLaw's parent firm. "We're excited to be working with Weston to seamlessly help the ERT accomplish its environmental mission."

"We've developed a strong partnership that capitalizes on Weston's emergency response strength and TechLaw's laboratory expertise," says Robert Beck, Weston Vice President. "And with our years of combined EPA support, I'm confident that we'll be ready to respond, whenever and wherever we're needed."

Weston-TechLaw JV will be managed by a four-member board comprised of two TechLaw representatives and two Weston representatives, chaired by Robert Young, Executive Vice President of TechLaw. Administrative operations will be managed by TechLaw at its corporate headquarters in Chantilly.

The ERT supports EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER), Regional On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs), and Remedial Project Managers (RPMs), operating under the aegis of: the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA); Oil Pollution Act (OPA); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Clean Water Act (CWA); Clean Air Act (CAA); National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP); the Federal Emergency Management Act; and other directives.

TechLaw ( is a nationwide provider of highly-skilled technical environmental consulting and related support, holding more than $150 million in prime contracts across multiple support programs for the US Environmental Protection Agency and several state and local agencies. Founded in 1983, TechLaw helps clients assess performance, manage risk, find sustainable remedies, and implement environmental solutions. It is a division of TechLaw Consultants, Inc., an employee-owned company based in Chantilly, Va.

Weston ( is a premier provider of environmental and infrastructure support services serving federal, state and local government, and industrial, utility, and commercial clients. Leading service areas include: remediation, compliance and permitting, water and wastewater management, air quality management, rapid & emergency response, infrastructure improvements and information management. It is an employee-owned company with more than 1,000 employees in offices nationwide. Founded in 1957 by Roy F. Weston, the company is based in West Chester, Pa.

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