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June 4, 2020 - Administration Issues Executive Order (EO) to Advance Infrastructure Projects

The EO directs various executive agencies to explore emergency authorities to expedite infrastructure projects, including through statutory exemptions provided under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

May 6, 2020 - EPA Updates FAQs About Temporary COVID-19 Enforcement Policy

April 30, 2020 - EPA Makes $1 Million Available for Competitive Environmental Justice Grants to Address COVID-19

April 29, 2020 - EPA Posts Frequent Questions from State, Local, and Tribal Leaders about COVID-19

April 22, 2020 - EPA Issues Interim Final Rule on Emissions Reporting Requirements

EPA will allow for units to continue reporting actual monitored data if the unit is unable to complete certain tests due to complications related to COVID-19. Generally, units that fail to complete these tests on time are required to report substitute emissions data that are intentionally higher than actual amounts. The amendments apply to the Acid Rain Program, the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, and the NOx SIP Call. The rule is effective April 22. Comments will be accepted through May 22.

March 27, 2020 - EPA Releases FAQs on Grant Issues in Response to COVID-19​​​​​​​

March 26, 2020 - EPA Announces Enforcement Discretion Policy for COVID-19 Pandemic


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Updated June 9, 2020