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Law and Order in the Time of COVID-19: Does EPA’s Temporary Enforcement Policy Apply to Me?


The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting every aspect of our lives, including the pandemic’s impact on environmental compliance at operating facilities. 

Although U.S. EPA and some states have issued formal guidance and policies on compliance assurance and enforcement, many questions on the details and reach of those policies remain. Stay at Home Orders issued nationally and across the states have resulted in immediate changes to both the way industrial facilities are staffed and how environmental regulatory agencies are approaching compliance and enforcement programs.  

In this webinar, Thompson Coburn and Geosyntec Consultants will try to unpack those questions and dive into the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic as those challenges relate to compliance and enforcement. 

This webinar will cover: 

  • What is Included/Excluded in EPA’s Policy
  • Best Practices for Taking Advantage of the Relaxed Enforcement Policy, including:
    • documentation procedures
    • when to contact the agency
    • how to track deferred deliverables
    • how to manage these processes while working remotely
  • State-Specific Challenges
  • Risks Associated with Utilizing the Relaxed Enforcement Policy

And answer your questions!

The live presentation of this webinar was approved for 1.2 hours general CLE credit in Missouri and 1.0 hour of general CLE credit in California and Illinois. CLE credit in Texas is pending. If you are interested in receiving credit for watching the recorded presentation, please click here.

Renee Cipriano, Thompson Coburn
Mark Willobee, Geosyntec Consultants
Ken Yass, Geosyntec Consultants


Originally Presented:
April 17, 2020