Since 1992 GLEC has supported regulatory agencies, industry, utilities and conservation organizations in their efforts to protect, preserve and restore our natural environment and aquatic resources. GLEC has established a unique reputation and ability to serve both regulatory agencies and the regulated community by providing viable, insightful, and creative solutions to complex environmental challenges. The federal government is GLEC’s largest customer, with a majority of contracting activity placed with the U.S. EPA Office of Water (OW). Since 1996, GLEC has been the prime contractor on 22 large federal and state multi-year contracts and served as a subcontractor to major research and engineering firms on dozens more federal and state contracts. Contracting support for industry and utilities focuses on helping organizations meet National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC), and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulatory and licensing requirements. GLEC staff are able to apply their extensive experience developing national water quality criteria and standards while assisting the regulated community meet the same standards. On the regional and local level, GLEC has assisted numerous tribal and conservation organizations attain goals in water quality protection, watershed and fisheries management, invasive species control, and citizen stewardship.
GLEC operates one of only a few U.S. laboratories accredited for whole sediment toxicity testing. GLEC also maintains NELAP accreditation for chlorophyll and nutrient chemistry testing.