Environmental Compliance Assurance (ECA)

What is ECA and Who Needs It?

Researchers seeking a grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMD) may be required to submit an Environmental Compliance Assurance (ECA) validated by the research institution, stating that grantees are in compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations.

How do I get an ECA?

EH&S’s Environmental Compliance program works with the Department of Contracts and Grants (DGS) and the grant applicators (PI) to determine compliance and process the paperwork.

Please follow these steps in a timely manner:

  1. DGS – Download the ECA Form, fill in the research proposal title and email it to michelee@usc.edu
  2. PI – Download the ECA Checklist, fill it our thoroughly, sign it and email it to michelee@usc.edu

EH&S will review the checklist to confirm compliance and if approved, send the completed and signed ECA Form back to DGS.


For additional information, please contact Michelle Lee, EH&S Environmental Compliance Manager.