EPA Terminates COVID-19 Temporary Policy on Enforcement Discretion

On August 31, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) terminated its COVID-19 temporary enforcement policy, enacted on March 26, 2020 (retroactive to March 13, 2020). The temporary policy stated that if compliance was not reasonably practicable due to COVID-19, EPA would exercise enforcement discretion for noncompliance so long as regulated entities followed five specific guidelines. More.