SV's Toxicology/Risk Assessment Division is nationally
recognized as providing the highest level of expertise. SV has provided
toxicological services and litigation support to the U.S. Department of Justice,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Defense, and numerous
state, local, and private clients.
SV's Statement of Qualifications
Toxicologists in SV's Toxicology/Risk Assessment Division
hold Ph.D. degrees and have faculty appointments at major U.S.
universities. In addition, SV has both junior- and intermediate-level
scientists. SV's areas of expertise include the following:
Witness Testimony and Toxic Tort Technical Support;
Human Health Risk Assessment;
Fate and Transport Analyses;
Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (HTRW): All chemicals;
and Explosives of Concern (MECs);
of Environmental Sampling Plans, Data Quality Objectives (DQOs);
Statistical Analyses of Environmental Sampling;
Seminars, and Workshops;
and Litigation Support;
Pathology, and Physiology Studies; and
Cleanup of Contaminated Sites.
is a woman-owned small business. Our Toxicology/Risk Assessment unit is
led by Dr.
Richard DeGrandchamp, SVís President and Principal Toxicologist, as well as a
DeGrandchamp has a Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Michigan and over
25 years of experience. Dr. DeGrandchamp has two faculty appointments at
the University of Colorado and has served on the faculty of the Navy Civil
Engineering Corps Officer School. He has served on numerous scientific
review panels and has been a toxicological consultant for U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), Department of the Navy (DON), Department of Energy
(DOE), Department of Defense (DOD), and Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection, as well as many chemical, pharmaceutical, and
manufacturing companies. He has conducted or reviewed more than 300 human
health risk assessments (HHRAs) regulated under the Comprehensive Environmental
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA; Superfund); Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); and Underground Storage Tank (UST)
programs. Dr. DeGrandchamp has been the lead negotiator in over 150
regulatory meetings and provides expert toxicological support, as well as expert
witness testimony on all issues related to toxic chemical exposure.
DeGrandchamp has provided expert toxicological legal support in the private
sector and U.S. EPA Regions III, V, and VIII in environmental cases involving
hazardous releases. Dr. DeGrandchamp recently served in the U.S.
Department of Justice (DOJ) Expert Witness Unit, providing expertise on the U.S.
Magnesium Corporation of America (MagCorp) mining Superfund site, Metal Bank
Superfund site, and AK Steel Superfund site. He is currently providing
support to the District of Columbia Department of the Environment, and he has
previously provided support on the Lowry Air Force Base, Rocky Flats, Alameda
Naval Air Station, and NAS Whiting Superfund sites. Dr. DeGrandchamp has
written several guidance documents for the U.S. Navy's Environmental Health
Center, and recently provided support for the U.S. Navyís Office of the
General Counsel on Vieques.
to founding SV, Dr. DeGrandchamp served as Corporate Director of Medical
Toxicology and Health Sciences and Principal Toxicologist for Terranext,
Director of Toxicology and Risk Assessment and Principal Toxicologist for
GeoTrans (now part of Tetra Tech), and Toxicology and Atmospheric Science
Discipline Leader and Principal Toxicologist for PRC Environmental Management
SV's Statement of Qualifications
SV's Toxicology Division
available upon request.
Veritas was co-founded by Patricia DeGrandchamp, who has over 20 years of
experience managing both healthcare and environmental projects. Ms.
DeGrandchamp has a B.S. in Microbiology, runs SV's Healthcare group, develops
all proposals and teaming arrangements for SV's Toxicology/Risk Assessment
group, and provides document production and project management for both groups.