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SPRINGFIELD, VA / ACCESSWIRE / April 25, 2017 / Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) today announced the award of an option year as a sub-contractor to Jacobs Engineering Group in support of the West Desert Test Center (WDTC) located at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The option year runs from March 24, 2017 through March 23, 2018, and is valued at $1.3 million. There remains one additional option year under this 15 year contract. Versar has been a sub-contractor to Jacobs for the entire duration of this contract, originally awarded in 2004. As a major test site for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, WDTC is responsible for the test and evaluation of chemical and biological (CB) defense systems, incendiary and smoke/obscuration munitions systems, and related operational concepts. Versar currently employs 11 scientists, micro biologists, and chemical specialists across the different divisions to support the DOD's designated Major Range and Test Facility Base for Chemical and Biological Testing and Training. "Versar is proud to enter its 14th year as a trusted partner at this important chemical and biological test center of the U.S. Army," said Tony Otten, Versar's Chief Executive Officer. "It is gratifying to earn the trust of both the Army and Jacobs Engineering Group over this critical long-term engagement." VERSAR, INC., headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, is a publicly-traded global project management company providing sustainable value oriented solutions to government and commercial clients in the construction management, environmental services, and professional services market areas. Find out more about VERSAR at This news release contains forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted by certain risks and uncertainties described herein and in Versar's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended July 1, 2016, as updated from time to time in the Company's periodic filings. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and Versar does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.


SPRINGFIELD, VA / ACCESSWIRE / April 25, 2017 / Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) today announced the award of an option year as a sub-contractor to Jacobs Engineering Group in support of the West Desert Test Center (WDTC) located at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The option year runs from March 24, 2017 through March 23, 2018, and is valued at $1.3 million. There remains one additional option year under this 15 year contract. Versar has been a sub-contractor to Jacobs for the entire duration of this contract, originally awarded in 2004. As a major test site for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, WDTC is responsible for the test and evaluation of chemical and biological (CB) defense systems, incendiary and smoke/obscuration munitions systems, and related operational concepts. Versar currently employs 11 scientists, micro biologists, and chemical specialists across the different divisions to support the DOD's designated Major Range and Test Facility Base for Chemical and Biological Testing and Training. "Versar is proud to enter its 14th year as a trusted partner at this important chemical and biological test center of the U.S. Army," said Tony Otten, Versar's Chief Executive Officer. "It is gratifying to earn the trust of both the Army and Jacobs Engineering Group over this critical long-term engagement." VERSAR, INC., headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, is a publicly-traded global project management company providing sustainable value oriented solutions to government and commercial clients in the construction management, environmental services, and professional services market areas. VERSAR operates the following website: www.versar.com. Find out more about VERSAR at Twitter: https://twitter.com/VersarInc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VersarInc LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/38251 This news release contains forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted by certain risks and uncertainties described herein and in Versar's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended July 1, 2016, as updated from time to time in the Company's periodic filings. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and Versar does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements. Contact: Karin Weber M&A, Investor Relations Manager Versar, Inc. (415) 575-1589kweber@versar.com Robert Ferri Robert Ferri Partners (703) 642-6706robert.ferri@robertferri.com SOURCE: Versar, Inc. ReleaseID: 460479April 25, 2017 /AccessWire/ — SPRINGFIELD, VA / ACCESSWIRE / April 25, 2017 / Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) today announced the award of an option year as a sub-contractor to Jacobs Engineering Group in support of the West Desert Test Center (WDTC) located at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The option year runs from March 24, 2017 through March 23, 2018, and is valued at $1.3 million. There remains one additional option year under this 15 year contract. Versar has been a sub-contractor to Jacobs for the entire duration of this contract, originally awarded in 2004. As a major test site for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, WDTC is responsible for the test and evaluation of chemical and biological (CB) defense systems, incendiary and smoke/obscuration munitions systems, and related operational concepts. Versar currently employs 11 scientists, micro biologists, and chemical specialists across the different divisions to support the DOD's designated Major Range and Test Facility Base for Chemical and Biological Testing and Training. "Versar is proud to enter its 14th year as a trusted partner at this important chemical and biological test center of the U.S. Army," said Tony Otten, Versar's Chief Executive Officer. "It is gratifying to earn the trust of both the Army and Jacobs Engineering Group over this critical long-term engagement." VERSAR, INC., headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, is a publicly-traded global project management company providing sustainable value oriented solutions to government and commercial clients in the construction management, environmental services, and professional services market areas. VERSAR operates the following website: www.versar.com. Find out more about VERSAR at Twitter: https://twitter.com/VersarInc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VersarInc LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/38251 This news release contains forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted by certain risks and uncertainties described herein and in Versar's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended July 1, 2016, as updated from time to time in the Company's periodic filings. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and Versar does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements. Contact: Karin Weber M&A, Investor Relations Manager Versar, Inc. (415) 575-1589kweber@versar.com Robert Ferri Robert Ferri Partners (703) 642-6706robert.ferri@robertferri.com SOURCE: Versar, Inc. 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SPRINGFIELD, VA / ACCESSWIRE / April 28, 2017 / Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) today announced its plan to resume making timely filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission after the market's close on May 10, 2017, when the Company will report its operational performance and financial results for the first, second and third quarters of fiscal 2017. Versar has scheduled its quarterly investor conference call for 5 p.m. EDT, on May 10, 2017, to discuss its results and business outlook. The dial-in number for the U.S. and Canada is toll free, 866-682-6100. The international dial in number is 862-255-5401. Participants should call in a few minutes before 5 PM Eastern Time. For those unable to attend the conference call, a replay of the teleconference will be available until May 23, 2017 and may be accessed domestically by dialing 877-481-4010 and internationally by dialing 919-882-2331. Callers must enter conference ID number 10361. Additionally, the replay will be available on Versar's Investor Relations website, http://www.versar.com/investorrelations/index.html. VERSAR, INC., headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, is a publicly-traded global project management company providing sustainable value oriented solutions to government and commercial clients in the construction management, environmental services, and professional services market areas. Find out more about VERSAR at This news release contains forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted by certain risks and uncertainties described herein and in Versar's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended July 1, 2016, as updated from time to time in the Company's periodic filings. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and Versar does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements. SPRINGFIELD, VA / ACCESSWIRE / April 28, 2017 / Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) today announced its plan to resume making timely filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission after the market's close on May 10, 2017, when the Company will report its operational performance and financial results for the first, second and third quarters of fiscal 2017. Versar has scheduled its quarterly investor conference call for 5 p.m. EDT, on May 10, 2017, to discuss its results and business outlook. The dial-in number for the U.S. and Canada is toll free, 866-682-6100. The international dial in number is 862-255-5401. Participants should call in a few minutes before 5 PM Eastern Time. For those unable to attend the conference call, a replay of the teleconference will be available until May 23, 2017 and may be accessed domestically by dialing 877-481-4010 and internationally by dialing 919-882-2331. Callers must enter conference ID number 10361. Additionally, the replay will be available on Versar's Investor Relations website, http://www.versar.com/investorrelations/index.html. VERSAR, INC., headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, is a publicly-traded global project management company providing sustainable value oriented solutions to government and commercial clients in the construction management, environmental services, and professional services market areas. Find out more about VERSAR at This news release contains forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted by certain risks and uncertainties described herein and in Versar's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended July 1, 2016, as updated from time to time in the Company's periodic filings. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and Versar does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.


SPRINGFIELD, VA / ACCESSWIRE / April 28, 2017 / Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) today announced its plan to resume making timely filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission after the market's close on May 10, 2017, when the Company will report its operational performance and financial results for the first, second and third quarters of fiscal 2017. Versar has scheduled its quarterly investor conference call for 5 p.m. EDT, on May 10, 2017, to discuss its results and business outlook. The dial-in number for the U.S. and Canada is toll free, 866-682-6100. The international dial in number is 862-255-5401. Participants should call in a few minutes before 5 PM Eastern Time. For those unable to attend the conference call, a replay of the teleconference will be available until May 23, 2017 and may be accessed domestically by dialing 877-481-4010 and internationally by dialing 919-882-2331. Callers must enter conference ID number 10361. Additionally, the replay will be available on Versar's Investor Relations website, http://www.versar.com/investorrelations/index.html. VERSAR, INC., headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, is a publicly-traded global project management company providing sustainable value oriented solutions to government and commercial clients in the construction management, environmental services, and professional services market areas. Find out more about VERSAR at This news release contains forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted by certain risks and uncertainties described herein and in Versar's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended July 1, 2016, as updated from time to time in the Company's periodic filings. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and Versar does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.


Mitchell J.,U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | Arnot J.A.,University of Toronto | Jolliet O.,University of Michigan | Georgopoulos P.G.,Environmental and Occupational Health science Institute | And 7 more authors.
Science of the Total Environment | Year: 2013

While only limited data are available to characterize the potential toxicity of over 8. million commercially available chemical substances, there is even less information available on the exposure and use-scenarios that are required to link potential toxicity to human and ecological health outcomes. Recent improvements and advances such as high throughput data gathering, high performance computational capabilities, and predictive chemical inherency methodology make this an opportune time to develop an exposure-based prioritization approach that can systematically utilize and link the asymmetrical bodies of knowledge for hazard and exposure. In response to the US EPA's need to develop novel approaches and tools for rapidly prioritizing chemicals, a "Challenge" was issued to several exposure model developers to aid the understanding of current systems in a broader sense and to assist the US EPA's effort to develop an approach comparable to other international efforts. A common set of chemicals were prioritized under each current approach. The results are presented herein along with a comparative analysis of the rankings of the chemicals based on metrics of exposure potential or actual exposure estimates. The analysis illustrates the similarities and differences across the domains of information incorporated in each modeling approach. The overall findings indicate a need to reconcile exposures from diffuse, indirect sources (far-field) with exposures from directly, applied chemicals in consumer products or resulting from the presence of a chemical in a microenvironment like a home or vehicle. Additionally, the exposure scenario, including the mode of entry into the environment (i.e. through air, water or sediment) appears to be an important determinant of the level of agreement between modeling approaches. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.


Voli M.T.,North Carolina State University | Voli M.T.,Versar Inc. | Wegmann K.W.,North Carolina State University | Bohnenstiehl D.R.,North Carolina State University | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Soils and Sediments | Year: 2013

Purpose: We employ a geochemical-fingerprinting approach to estimate the source of suspended sediments collected from tributaries entering Falls Lake, a 50-km2 drinking water reservoir on the Neuse River, North Carolina, USA. Many of the major tributaries to the lake are on North Carolina's 303(d) list for impaired streams, and in 2008, the lake was added to that list because of high values of turbidity, likely sourced from tributary streams. Materials and methods: Suspended sediments were collected from four streams with a time-integrated sampler during high-flow events. In addition, composite sediment samples representing potential sources were collected from stream banks, forests, pastures, construction sites, dirt and paved roads, and road cuts within tributary basins. Radiocarbon dating and magnetic susceptibility measurements were used to determine the origin of stream bank alluvial deposits. Sediment samples were analyzed for the concentrations of 55 elements and two radionuclides in order to identify tracers capable of distinguishing between potential sediment sources. The relative sediment source contributions were determined by applying a Monte Carlo simulation that parameterized the geochemical tracer data in a mixing model. Results and discussion: Radiocarbon and magnetic susceptibility measurements confirmed the presence of "legacy" sediment in the Ellerbe and New Light Creek valley bottoms. Mixing model results demonstrate that stream bank erosion is the largest contributor to the suspended sediment load in New Light Creek (62%), Ellerbe Creek (58%), and Little Lick Creek (33%), and is the second largest contributor in Lick Creek (27%) behind construction sites (43%). Conclusions: We find that stream bank erosion is the largest nonpoint source contributor to the suspended sediment load in three of the four catchments and is therefore a significant source of turbidity in Falls Lake. The presence of legacy sediment appears to coincide with increased contributions from stream bank erosion in Ellerbe and New Light creeks. Active construction sites and timber harvesting were also significant sources of suspended sediment. Water quality mitigation efforts need to consider nonpoint-source contributions from stream bank erosion of valley bottom sediments aggraded after European settlement. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Failure of on-going management programs to restore oyster populations in Chesapeake Bay, USA, prompted state and federal agencies to consider the introduction of the non-native Asian oyster (Crassostrea ariakensis). An ecological risk assessment (ERA) of the proposed introduction was an essential element in preparation of a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS). The ERA had to assess risks of not only the proposed action (Asian oyster introduction) but also of the eight alternatives evaluated in the PEIS. The ERA suggested that the risk that the Asian oyster would not provide ecosystem services similar to those afforded by the native Eastern oyster was low, but there was moderate uncertainty associated with that conclusion. There was a non-zero risk of self-sustaining Asian oyster populations becoming established even if aquaculture with triploid, purportedly sterile Asian oysters were to be permitted. Nearly all of the risk conclusions had associated moderate to high uncertainty, not providing the level of proof that the agencies felt sufficient to justify proceeding with any action involving the Asian oyster. The irreversible nature of an introduction of the species bolstered that decision. Maryland and Virginia agencies have implemented numerous actions focused on the native oyster, but the outcome of these on-going actions is not yet known. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.


Richkus W.A.,Versar Inc. | Menzie C.A.,Exponent, Inc.
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment | Year: 2013

Oyster populations in Chesapeake Bay, USA, declined precipitously over the past three decades, and on-going efforts to restore the native oysters to former abundance were considered to be ineffective. Maryland and Virginia natural resource agencies proposed the introduction of a non-native Asian oyster (Crassostrea ariakensis) that is resistant to diseases affecting the native oyster and well adapted to the Chesapeake Bay environment. Numerous stakeholders raised concerns about potential adverse consequences of an introduction of a non-native species into a new environment. In response, state and federal agencies determined that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) should be prepared to address the environmental consequences of such an introduction as well as of seven other oyster restoration alternatives, including several involving only the native oyster. Preparation of an Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) of the proposed action as well as all alternatives was an integral element of EIS preparation. This series of articles describes several different analyses that contributed to and collectively comprised the ERA conducted as input to the EIS. The final article of this series in HERA describes how the ERA and EIS findings were taken into account in the final decision on the preferred restoration alternative by state and federal agencies. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.


Methratta E.T.,Versar Inc. | Menzie C.A.,Exponent, Inc. | Wickwire W.T.,Exponent, Inc. | Richkus W.A.,Versar Inc.
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment | Year: 2013

A multistep invasive species methodology was used to evaluate the probability that the deployment of sterile non-native oysters (Crassostrea ariakensis, called Asian oyster) in field-based aquaculture could give rise to a reproductive population in Chesapeake Bay. Several pathways that could potentially lead to the unintentional release of reproductive C. ariakensis from aquaculture were identified. For the four quantifiable pathways, a probability was estimated for each step based on knowledge of ecological rates. A conservative estimate for the number of reproductive C. ariakensis that could arise over one spawning season at a hypothetical aquaculture site was estimated. A statistical expansion of this probability estimated that it is highly likely that the cultivation of putatively sterile C. ariakensis would initiate a reproductive population in Chesapeake Bay over a 10-year time span. The potential benefits of restoration actions involving non-native species in estuarine ecosystems must be weighed against potential ecological risks. A probabilistic approach can provide a useful method for summarizing the risk of an unintended introduction that may occur despite a reasonable and presumably "safe" approach for realizing benefits of a non-native species in aquaculture. The results presented here have important implications for future proposals involving the commercial use of non-native species in natural ecosystems. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.


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