COVID-19 Impacts on Legal System, Business, and Environmental Compliance in Massachusetts

The impacts of the new coronavirus and COVID-19 have been swift across government, business, and everyday lives, resulting in shuttered businesses and remote working, a shock to the stock market, and a wide variety of responses at the state...

New York Approves $3 Billion 2020 Conservation Bond Act
Forests Recognized as Contributors to Washington State's Response to Climate Change
FDA Policy Provides Enforcement Relief Regarding Certain Medical Devices Due to Pandemic
EPA Takes Action to Ease the Production of Disinfectants Approved for Use Against the Novel Coronavirus
ICAO Approves Initial Carbon Offset Programs for CORSIA
Top Ten Tips for Seeking Enforcement Discretion and Preserving a COVID-19 Force Majeure Affirmative Defense before the TCEQ
Washington Gov. Inslee Issues Clarifications Regarding “Essential” Businesses Exempt from His “Stay-At-Home” Order
TSCA Fees Rule Update – EPA Issues No Action Assurance Memorandum
2020 TSCA CDR Deadline Extended; Reporting Rules Finalized
Public Duty Doctrine Applies when the Washington DNR Acts as a Fire Prevention and Suppression Agency
Novel Citizen Suit Against Automotive Parts Dealer Results in $850K Penalty
EPA Provides Flexibility to Pesticide Manufacturers Using “Commodity Inert Ingredients”
EPA Policy Provides Enforcement Relief Where Needed Due to Pandemic
Washington Adopts “PACER” Legislation That Will Create a Proven Source of Financing for Energy and Resiliency Retrofits in Commercial Buildings
California Regulatory Agencies Emphasize Continued Compliance During COVID-19 Response
Washington Gov. Inslee Issues “Stay-At-Home” Order to Combat Coronavirus
Oregon Governor Kate Brown Issues Executive Order Calling for Substantial Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Oregon DEQ Issues Guidance on Enforcement Discretion Requests During COVID-19 Pandemic
New Klamath TMDLs: An Impossible Standard?
China Intends to Revise Its Energy Efficiency Standard for Flat-Panel TV Set and Set-Top Boxes
TCEQ Issues Guidance for Submitting Enforcement Discretion Requests During COVID-19 Pandemic
New York Approves Use of Certain Disinfectant Products Against Novel Coronavirus
So Long to SEPs
FDA Reopens Public Docket Seeking Data on the Safety and Potential Benefits of CBD
Key Takeaways:
Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association
New Deadlines for Protecting Confidential Chemical Identities
FDA and FTC Warn Dietary Supplement Manufacturers Against Making Fraudulent Anti-Coronavirus Claims
Coronavirus: OSHA Considerations for Employers
Key Takeaways:
2020 Circular Economy and Plastics Symposium