EPA Plans To ‘Terminate’ COVID-19 Enforcement Flexibility Policy ‘Soon’

June 22, 2020
Correction Appended EPA in the near future will “terminate” its controversial policy granting industry broad discretion from meeting compliance obligations under environmental regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic, says a top agency enforcement official who adds that EPA might still offer similar discretion for future unforeseen circumstances. Speaking on a conference call hosted by the conservative non-profit Federalist Society June 22, John Irving, EPA deputy assistant administrator with the agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), said, “We will...

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