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EPA Foregoes Requiring Financial Assurances from the Chemical, Power, Petroleum, and Coal Products Industries

USA - December 3 2020 On December 2, 2020, EPA published its final decision declining to impose financial assurance requirements under section 108(b) of the…

Aron H. Schnur, Rachel K. Roberts, Rujeko A. Muza.

EPA Finalizes Important Changes to Agency Guidance Procedures

USA - September 25 2020 What Happened: EPA finalized new procedures for issuing, identifying, and maintaining Agency guidance documents. Who’s Impacted: The…

Alan J. Sachs, David M. Friedland, Madeleine Boyer Kadas.

EPA Lifting COVID-19-Related Enforcement Discretion Policy on August 31

USA - July 2 2020 On August 31, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will terminate its March 26, 2020 policy that provided enforcement discretion for…

Allyn Stern, Madeleine Boyer Kadas.

EPA Weighs Lifting COVID-19-Related Enforcement Discretion Policy

USA - June 26 2020 EPA has recently confirmed that it is reviewing its March 26, 2020 guidance that provided enforcement discretion for certain types of violations due…

Allyn Stern, Madeleine Boyer Kadas.

EPA Tackles Controversial Clean Water Act Certification Requirements

USA - June 4 2020 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule to interpret the requirements for water quality certification under section 401…

Allyn Stern, Karen M. Hansen, Richard S. Davis.