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State Guidances on Enforcement during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

In addition to the temporary policy issued by EPA regarding enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 public health emergency, numerous states have also issued guidance on state enforcement.  This webpage provides a list of links to state guidances.  As states may change their guidances to reflect changes in the COVID-19 public health emergency, this list may not represent comprehensive or up to date information for all states.  Regulated entities are encouraged to visit their state environmental agency's website for the most up to date information.  (Posted 6/18/2020)

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State Enforcement
Alabama Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)
Alaska  Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation COVID-19 Updates
Arizona Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Memorandum of Compliance and Enforcement Implementation during COVID-19 (PDF)
Arkansas Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment Enforcement Guidance (PDF)
California CalEPA Statement on Compliance with Regulatory Requirements During the COVID-19 Emergency
Connecticut Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Enforcement Discretion Statement During the COVID-19 Emergency
Florida State of Florida Department of Environmental protection Emergency Order to the Effects of COVID-19 (PDF)
Georgia Georgia Environmental Protection Division
Hawaii Hawaii Department of Health Temporary Policy regarding Compliance Issues Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic (PDF)
Idaho Idaho Department of Environmental Quality COVID-19 Response
Illinois Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Compliance Expectations Statement (PDF)
Indiana Indiana Department of Environment Management Enforcement Discretion, Extension of Submission Deadlines, and Waiver of Specific Regulations (PDF)
Iowa Iowa Department of Natural Resources COVID-19 Outbreak Response
Kansas Kansas Department of Health and Environment Flexibility for Pandemic (PDF)
Kentucky Kentcucky Department of Environmental Protection Regulatory Compliance Impacts from COVID-19 (PDF)
Louisiana Lousiana Department of Environmental Quality Fifth Amended Declaration of Emergency COVID-19 (PDF)
Maine Maine Departmentof Environmental Protection and the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Maryland Maryland Department of the Environment COVID-19 Update
Massachusetts Massachusetts Departmentof Environmental Protection COVID-19 FAQs for Wastewater Service Providers
Michigan Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy Establishes Process for Handling Enforcement Discretion Due to COVID-19
Minnesota Minnesota Pollution Control Agency COVID-19 and Regulatory Flexibility
Mississippi Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Guidance to the Regulated Community Regarding Compliance with Regulatory Requirements During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)
Missouri Missouri Department of Natural Resources COVID-19 Resources
Montana Montana Department of Environmental Quality Compliance and Enforcement Discretion in Response to COVID-19 (PDF)
Nebraska  Nebraska Departmentof Environment and Energy COVID-19 Information
Nevada Nevada Department of Environmental Protection COVID-19 Response
New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Response to COVID-19
New Jersey New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection COVID-19 Regulatory Compliance
New Mexico New Mexico Environment Department COVID-19: Air Quality Regulatory Notice For the Oil and Natural Gas Industry (PDF)
New York New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Enforcement Discretion on Signature Procedures for Hazardous Wastes and Low-level Radioactive Waste Manifests and Non-Hazardous Waste Shipping Papers during the COVID-19 Emergency(PDF)
North Carolina North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality State Environmental Enforcement during COVID-19
North Dakota North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality Temporary Environmental Compliance Polic (PDF)
Ohio Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response, Questions, and Guidance
Oklahoma Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Enforcement Discretion - Noncompliance Issues related to COVID-19 Pandemic(PDF)
Oregon Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Response to COVID-19
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection COVID-19 Update
Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management COVID-19 Updates
South Carolina South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Environmental Regulatory Assistance (COVID-19)
South Dakota South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources Frequently Asked Questions about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Water Quality
Tennesse Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation COVID-19 Response and Resources
Texas Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Reporting Requirements for Regulated Entities
Utah Utah Department of Environmental Quality Operations During COVID-19
Vermont Vermont Agency of Natural Resources COVID –19 State of Emergency Enforcement and Compliance Guidance Document (PDF)
Virginia Virginia Department of Environmental Quality COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Guidance(PDF)
Washington Washington State Department of Ecology Coronavirus Updates: Compliance Assistance
West Virginia  West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Still Enforcing All Applicable Rules and Regulations Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources COVID-19: Environmental Compliance Process
Wyoming  COVID-19 Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Temporary Guidance on Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Programs(PDF)