April 3, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, U.S. air quality agencies – from the Environmental Protection Agency to state agencies and local air quality management districts – are adjusting their day-to-day operations as many non-essential government staff transition to working from home according to recent Trinity Consultants news reporting.
Industry personnel should be aware of changes to agency operations within their local jurisdiction and should regularly check the agency webpage for the most recent updates. The following questions regarding environmental permitting and compliance at your facility should be considered.
- Will the agency still be accepting hard-copy permit applications?
- Will permit issuance timelines be affected?
- Will the agency allow for leniency in compliance-related requirements during this time?
- What is the agency’s current status regarding having their staff work from home versus in the office?
Trinity Consultants reports and updates recently collected from various state environmental agencies regarding COVID-19 operations can be accessed here:
- Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) – Includes Maricopa, Pima, Pinal Counties.
- Northern California Air District Impacts
- Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Impacts
- Illinois updates
- Iowa compliance updates
- Nebraska work schedule response
- Nevada (Clark County) response implications
- Oregon provides response to COVID-19
- Utah – COVID-19 Impacts on Division of Air Quality
- Washington – Impacts on Air Quality Agencies
What this means to you
From the EPA to state and local air quality management districts, regulatory agencies are adjusting their day to day operations. Industry personnel should be aware of changes to agency operations within their local jurisdiction and should regularly check the agency webpage for the most recent updates.
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