COVID-19 Impacts on Environmental Enforcement & Compliance

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, EPA and state environmental agencies have issued a series of policies aimed at clarifying environmental enforcement where compliance is inhibited by shutdown orders, contractor travel restrictions, and other COVID-19 related issues.  In this teleforum, we will hear from John Irving, a senior enforcement official at the EPA, who will detail the agency’s actions related to COVID-19 and address frequently asked questions.  He will also discuss the role of states in environmental enforcement and explain EPA’s continued efforts to ensure protection of human health and the environment. 


John S. Irving, Deputy Assistant Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance


Daren Bakst, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

Jeffrey H. Wood, Partner, Baker Botts LLP



This call is open to the public - please dial 888-752-3232 to access the call.