"Waste Industry Asks EPA to Stay Enforcement During Pandemic"

"The waste and recycling industry is seeking flexibility from the EPA on waste permit enforcement as it anticipates the effects of the new coronavirus pandemic.

The National Waste and Recycling Association submitted its request for a stay on enforcement to the Environmental Protection Agency. The association’s members are concerned that ill employees, confusion about state orders, and protective gear shortages could interfere with time-sensitive requirements for managing landfills.

The industry is anticipating “upheavals” in companies’ abilities to comply with landfill permits, according to the letter. The agency didn’t immediately provide comment."

Sylvia Carignan reports for Bloomberg Environment March 24, 2020.

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 03/25/2020