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Melissa Smith
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
225 Schilling Circle, Suite 400
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. Awarded IT Services Contract with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Clearing House on New Chemicals (Australia, Canada, Japan, and the United States)

Hunt Valley, Maryland (11 July 2014)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced today that it has been awarded a contract for Information Technology (IT) services to gather the requirements for the development of an electronic New Chemical Notification (e-NCN) system for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) Clearing House on New Chemicals. (The Clearing House is composed of representatives from the governments of Australia, Canada, Japan, and the United States, as well as representatives from Industry.)

Development of the e-NCN system is a direct result of the Clearing House’s efforts to bring together officials from government and industry stakeholders and promote, in the spirit of continuous improvement, the use of electronic tools to enhance efficiencies and effectiveness of notification processes. The e-NCN system, if fully developed, would provide chemical manufacturers with access to an electronic system to complete new chemical notifications within the Clearing House countries. This notification software would save both time and money, while increasing accuracy by reducing the need for repetitive manual data entry.

For this project, EA is applying the Software Development Life Cycle, the standard process used by the software development industry. EA professionals are collaborating with both government and industry representatives to provide the Clearing House with an overview of the system’s requirements, an outline of the appropriate development process, costs and level of effort for system development, and identification of qualitative benefits to potential stakeholders for its deployment. This information will be used by the Clearing House to move forward with its efforts to streamline new chemical notification and assessment processes in its countries.

“EA is very proud to be working on such an important project,” stated Ian MacFarlane, EA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We specialize in working with multiple stakeholders to develop electronic tools to record, report, and communicate scientific data, and we look forward to applying our expertise to support the development of an innovative e-NCN system for the OECD Clearing House on New Chemicals.”

About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.

EA’s broad range of environmental services includes the design, development, implementation, hosting, and maintenance of web-based applications for a wide range of government and industrial clients. The company provides access to the latest information technology and professional support and is a Microsoft Certified Partner, a Business Partner with Esri, and an Implementation Partner with Azteca Systems. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 400 professionals through a network of 23 offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 40 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit www.eaest.com.