SOURCE: Ecology and Environment, Inc.

Ecology and Environment, Inc.

January 21, 2010 08:00 ET

E & E Awarded Long-Term Contract With Florida Department of Environmental Protection

BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - Ecology and Environment, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEI) was recently awarded a new five-year contract to provide petroleum cleanup management services for Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Ecology and Environment's Petroleum Cleanup "Team 6" Office is based in Tallahassee, Florida. This contract represents Team 6's 10th year as a management support contract office. Under this new contract the team will continue to provide the petroleum cleanup management services.

Ecology and Environment's Team 6 will provide technical and support staff to assist the DEP in management and oversight of the cleanup of petroleum contamination in accordance with DEP rules and guidance and Florida law. Work under the contract includes negotiation of cleanup costs and scopes of work; review, comment, and approval of technical reports; approval of payment to cleanup contractors; and many other routine and specialized services.

The Florida DEP manages a trust fund with an annual budget in excess of 100 million dollars for the cleanup of petroleum contamination from leaking storage tanks. Funding for the cleanup program is contingent upon annual appropriations from the state legislature. The contract does not have a cap, and the actual dollar value will be dependent on the program needs of the DEP, which are driven by annual legislative appropriations.

"We're very pleased to have this new contract with the DEP, as our Team 6 provides integral support in the cleanup of petroleum contamination in the state of Florida," noted Kevin Neumaier, E & E's president and CEO.

The contract begins in February 2010 and includes a mutual option for a five-year renewal in 2015.

Ecology and Environment, Inc. has completed more than 45,000 projects in 84 countries for a wide variety of clients, providing environmental solutions in nearly every ecosystem on our planet. E & E is listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol EEI and is located on the web at