Strategic Environmental Analysis , L.C. (SEA) is an environmental management consulting firm that serves clients in the hazardous waste, radioactive waste, solid waste, recycling and wastewater fields by analyzing the impact of business, regulatory and technology factors on the environmental services marketplace, and by devising strategies to cope with future market conditions. SEA's areas of practice include custom market surveys, due diligence investigations, regulatory analysis, expert witness testimony and litigation support, and technology assessments, multi-client research, and policy development and representation projects.
The dynamic nature of the waste management marketplace frequently requires the procurement of contemporary data on the operation of the market to guide firms in their decisions regarding current and future service mix, partnerships and/or competitive pressures. In preparing these proprietary market studies, SEA experts employ numerous techniques: analysis of future demand/supply for new and existing technologies; targeted surveys of market activity; analysis of regulatory impacts on the waste management industry and waste generators; compliance and public relations strategies for firms subject to regulation; evaluation of new technology performance and remediation options assessment; and, development of regulatory strategies and selected representation of client groups before federal or state regulatory bodies. SEA is well prepared to provide expert services in the environmental management-consulting field by virtue of:
- the recognized quality and effectiveness of its work and research;
- ongoing interaction with and evaluation of the commercial industry insights from working with more than 200 companies on the full range of environmental business opportunities; and
- access to a full range of information services including numerous databases and news services.
The links listed below summarize some of SEA’s recent and historical Market Study projects:
Assessment of HDPE Pipe For Water Supply and Wastewater Management
Conducted a regional assessment of the HDPE pipe business for both water supply and wastewater applications. Study involved the identification of all likely competitors and the strength and weakness of each, the areas of strongest demand by both pipe diameter and type of application, and the posture of each firm toward merger or acquisition.
Conducted a detailed study of the U.S. Biosolids Management and Equipment Market including: profiling of key companies; identification of all relevant supply and demand factors; and, analysis of key Federal and local regulatory trends. Report was used by senior management of a multi-national corporation to assess likely success of market entry.
Biosolids Management II
Performed an update of previous study of the U.S. Biosolids Management and Equipment Market. Report was used by senior management of a multinational corporation to assess likely success of market entry.
Environmental Services Demand
Conducted a market study/due diligence investigation for a private equity firm seeking to invest in an environmental services company. The project involved assessing the firm’s competitive posture relative to its peers and the likelihood of sustained demand for the firm’s services.
Harbor Dredge Materials and Wastewater Management
Conducted two comprehensive regional assessments of harbor dredge materials management market and related wastewater disposition issues. Studies resulted in the calculation of supply and demand curves based upon upcoming contracts and available treatment capacity in the region. Reports were used by private investment group to assess investment potential.
Role of a Patent
Was retained as a RCRA/CERCLA/Industry Practices Expert in assessing the role of a patent in securing market place access and/or acceptance in the soil remediation market. Prepared an Expert Report regarding the soil remediation market in both the U.S. and Western Europe as well as the key factors affecting supply, demand, and marketplace success.
Was retained by a government agency to support an ongoing enforcement action against a recycling facility burning and blending hazardous waste without possessing the proper RCRA permit. Prepared an Expert Report regarding the scope and applicability of RCRA’s incineration and thermal destruction regulations to the facility in question. Report required survey and analysis of waste management practices at comparable facilities.