EPA Enforcement During COVID-19

On March 26, 2020, EPA announced that, retroactive to March 13, it will not seek penalties for violations of “routine compliance monitoring, integrity testing, sampling, laboratory analysis, training, and reporting or certification obligations in situations where the EPA agrees that COVID-19 was the cause of the noncompliance and the entity provides supporting documentation to the EPA upon request.” Other environmental obligations are also relaxed.

Read the full document here.

So, for example, if your business cannot comply with federal requirements due to worker shortage, you should document the same and may be able to cite to this policy.  

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Stay safe out there, and wash your hands!