The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a memorandum on June 29, 2020, announcing an “addendum on termination” to its March 26, 2020, COVID-19 temporary enforcement policy.  The memorandum notes that as states and businesses begin to re-open, there will be a period of adjustment as regulated entities plan how to comply with environmental legal obligations and with public health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other agencies regarding actions intended to stem the transmission and spread of COVID-19.  The memorandum states that “it is now appropriate to expressly include a provision in the temporary policy that covers termination of the temporary policy, and to make such changes to the policy as are needed to reflect the impact of the changing circumstances on facility operations, worker shortages, and other constraints caused by the public health emergency.”  For more information, please read the full memorandum.

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