Agency Awards $7.6 M Contract to Versar

The Office of Pesticide Programs, Health Effects Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a five-year, $7.6 million contract to Versar, Inc. to review and evaluate pesticide product and residue chemistry data.

The company's Exposure and Risk Assessment Division will now be managing six contracts for the agency.

Under the new contract, Versar will review and evaluate product and residue chemistry data for the registration and re-registration of pesticides; perform data analysis and database development; and prepare technical presentations.

Tony Otten, company chief executive officer, said, "While Versar has worked with the EPA’s pesticides program for two decades, this win moves us into new areas and scientific disciplines. The EPA’s pesticides programs are among the EPA’s highest priorities to better characterize chemical exposures and risks to our communities. Versar brings innovative approaches and rigorous scientific analysis to support EPA’s programs that ensure the safety of all our citizens."

Headquartered in Springfield, Va., Versar is a publicly held international professional services firm supporting government and industry in national defense/homeland defense programs, environmental health and safety and infrastructure revitalization.

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