EPA Issues Temporary COVID-19 Relaxed Enforcement Policy

Below is a Kelley Drye client advisory written by Steven Humphreys and Lauren Shah on March 30, 2019.

On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA” or Agency”) sent a Memorandum to all governmental and private sector partners titled COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program.” The temporary policy provides for enforcement flexibility for a variety of compliance obligations arising under air, water discharge permits, safe drinking water certification programs, and hazardous waste handling requirements where those compliance responsibilities may be impeded due to social distancing, lockdown and related requirements in response to COVID-19.

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