SEATTLE, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- CH2M HILL Enterprise Management Solutions, an industry-leading management consulting and IT solution development business, announced it has been awarded a $150,000 contract by the Seattle Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Core Group to assess current disaster debris planning efforts and to develop a disaster debris management plan for the three county Urban Area. The UASI core and workgroup are designed to set a strategic direction for the enhancement of regional response capability and capacity. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060123/LAM077LOGO ) This comprehensive tri-county Urban Area Disaster Debris Management Plan will help the region to recover from disasters and hasten the return to normal operations. Under the contract, CH2M HILL will conduct the project in four planning sessions with stakeholders in King County (including the cities of Seattle and Bellevue), Pierce County and Snohomish County, Washington. The fourth workshop will culminate in a training session on the debris management plan framework for use by the stakeholders. CH2M HILL will support the UASI project by: -- Assessing current capabilities and providing a framework plan identifying roles, responsibilities and expectations to unite stakeholders in debris management efforts to hasten emergency response. -- Creating a plan that facilitates an efficient return of the public's quality of life while recovering from a disaster. -- Leveraging the plan to ensure routes are cleared more efficiently, roads suffer less damage, landfill space is preserved, nuisance dust and smoke is minimized, and sites used to store, process or dispose debris are located on the basis of response time and environmental protection. The project is expected to be fully completed by April 2008. About CH2M HILL Headquartered in Denver, Colo., employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in engineering, construction and operations for public and private clients. With more than $5 billion in revenue, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2007). The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of transportation, water, energy, environment and industrial facilities. The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer by business media and professional associations worldwide. CH2M HILL has more than 23,000 employees in regional offices around the world.
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