From the Document: "On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ('EPA') issued a new enforcement and compliance policy ('Policy') in light of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] that applies to a wide array of regulated entities and facilities. EPA stated that it issued this temporary Policy due to potential worker shortages and social distancing restrictions that could affect the availability of key staff, facility operations, and laboratories. This issue brief summarizes the new EPA Policy, describes its significance, and clarifies its contours. The Policy opens the door to potentially problematic and harmful actions, especially on a short-term basis."
Institute for Policy Integrity
Institute for Policy Integrity: https://policyintegrity.org/