Links to Agencies' COVID-19 information:
Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox COVID-19 Resources
Welcome to our COVID-19 resource page. Here you will find links to articles prepared by firm lawyers that address a variety of legal issues that have arisen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the environmental, land use, energy and worker health and safety contexts. We have not attempted to cover all issues that may arise, but rather have tried to address specific issues of concern to our clients. We intend to update the list of articles on an ongoing basis. If you have any suggestions for additional articles, please let us know.
In addition to the resources available in these articles, many state environmental agencies, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the federal Occupational and Health Administration maintain their own COVID-19 information pages. We have included links to some of those pages in the sidebar of this page. Because these agencies are critical to public health and safety, they are continuing to operate; however, the employees of many agencies are subject to stay-at-home orders or policies and are working at home. It has been our experience that many of them are available via email or will call you back if you leave a voicemail.
MANKO COVID-19 Related Alerts
COVID-19: OSHA Reversal on Recordkeeping and President’s Executive Order on Enforcement Discretion
May 21, 2020
COVID-19 Response: Uncertain Impact of Stay-at-Home Orders on Environmental Remediation Sites and Environmental Consultants and Contractors
[Last updated on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to reflect updates to various state orders.]
New Jersey Legislature Passes Bill to Extend Permits and Approvals Because of COVID-19 Conditions
May 18, 2020
NJDEP Modifies Regulated Waste Rules Due To COVID-19 Crisis
updated April 22, 2020
OSHA & PA Dept. of Health Issue Additional COVID-19 Guidance/Order
April 16, 2020
[OSHA reversed their April 10 Guidance on May 19, 2020. See our May 21 Alert for the latest information specific to this].
PADEP Develops COVID-19 Guidance
[Last updated April 15, 2020 to note that PADEP is adding a No Data Indicator Code “Z” to use when completing DMRs when no data has been generated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The code can be used only after receiving approval of a temporary suspension request.]
EPA Issues Interim Guidance on Site Field Work Decisions at Superfund and RCRA Sites in Light of COVID-19 Emergency
April 10, 2020
March 17, 2020