Compliance & Enforcement Status of State Environmental Regs

COVID Matrix

Several states have issued statements regarding enforcement discretion or changes such as suspending or reducing inspections related to environmental regulations for entities impacted by COVID-19. Other states have indicated that compliance and enforcement is expected to continue as normal. The table below is a summary of current state actions in regulatory areas likely to be relevant to retail operations. Please use the links to visit the official state website for details. This is a changing situation and it is possible that not all actions are included here. If you know of changes or additional states suspending enforcement, please send a note to

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program has issued a crossagency enforcement discretion policy that retroactively begins on March 13, 2020. Authorized states may take a different approach under their own authorities. To view this policy in detail, click here.


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