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AI- 4482   3. L.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 07/24/2013  
Authorize/Execute a contract with SWS Environmental Services for environmental clean-up services.
Submitted By: Elsa Saenz, Purchasing Department
Department: Purchasing Department  

Authorize/Execute a contract with SWS Environmental Services for environmental clean-up services including remediation, emergency response and waste transportation and disposal services.
In February of 2012 the Sheriff’s Office located an active meth lab which resulted in the need for an environmental clean-up. Due to the nature of meth labs, specialized resources are required to handle the materials for the safety of both the officers having contact with them and the general public. SWS Environmental Service was ultimately the company that did the clean-up. 

SWS Environmental Service is the company recommended by the DEA for meth lab clean-up and they are contracted by many law enforcement agencies throughout Texas. The County has been very lucky since the last incident that no further meth lab clean-ups have been necessary but narcotic intelligence indicates that meth lab activity is on the rise and we recently learned that major activity may be occurring in various part of the county. To insure that we can effectively respond to any meth labs that may be located in the future, the Sheriff's office recommends that the County enter into a contract/agreement with SWS Environmental Service to handle the clean-up. A contract/agreement will insure immediate response to a contamination site and there are no fees for the service until an incident occurs.

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