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Federal and State environmental agencies are modifying their usual compliance procedures, including ‎deadlines, to accommodate the various challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.‎ While a number of States initially indicated that they would exercise enforcement discretion, as  a ‎result of the pandemic, on March 26, 2020, the United States EPA (“EPA”) announced a ground ‎breaking temporary enforcement policy to address the pandemic’s effects. EPA’s policy and actions by certain States are discussed below. The discussion of State actions is not intended to be ‎exclusive as such policies are being implemented on an ongoing basis.

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