California Says Water Rule Compliance ‘Essential’; Waste Haulers Seek Help

March 24, 2020
Despite a statewide shelter-in-place order, California officials are declining to issue blanket water quality regulatory waivers to regulated entities during the COVID-19 emergency, saying they must continue to comply with all state and regional rules or notify relevant boards if they are unable to. “Please be aware that timely compliance by the regulated community with all Water Board orders and other requirements (including regulations, permits, contractual obligations, primacy delegations, and funding conditions) is generally considered to be an essential function...

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