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U.S. EPA’s COVID-19 Based Discretionary Civil Enforcement Policy and Guidance on Timing of Performing Field Work

Posted by Jeffrey Karp on 4/23/20 3:46 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many business and governmental activities, and environmental compliance is no exception. In recognition of the potentially negative impacts of the pandemic on stakeholders’ ability to meet environmental compliance and remediation obligations, the U.S. EPA has recently issued both (i) a Policy concerning the discretionary enforcement of civil violations of laws, regulations and permits, and (ii) a Guidance concerning the timing of field work for remedial investigations and cleanup activities under CERCLA as well as corrective measures under RCRA.

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Topics: EPA, COVID-19

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