The states of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and North Carolina have issued new or updated guidance for regulated entities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, we’ve laid out relevant requirements.
Additionally, we recommend that all regulated entities thoroughly document any issues they have with meeting deadlines due to COVID-19, even where a deadline is suspended. Please also keep in mind that emergency notification requirements have not been suspended.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has also eased compliance restrictions on facilities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy, released March 26, is discussed here.
This news alert is a service to the clients of Phelps. This is a rapidly changing situation. We will keep you informed on other COVID-19 related developments as they occur.
Inquiries concerning topics addressed in this Environmental news alert may be directed to any member of the Phelps environmental practice group. Please contact Steve Levine, Gregory Reda or David Topping if you have any questions regarding these considerations.