By Brent I. ClarkBenjamin D. BriggsAdam R. Young, Patrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The CDC continues to expand its guidance on the potential routes of COVID-19 transmission, changing its definition of “close contact” of 15 minutes or more within 6 feet, to now mean

By Andrew H. PerellisJeryl L. OlsonPatrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: On June 29, 2020, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a memorandum regarding termination of the COVID-19 temporary enforcement policy. EPA has selected August 31, 2020 as the termination date for its temporary enforcement policy.

By Edward V. Arnold

Seyfarth Synopsis: On June 1, 2020, the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) released an updated guidance document for white-collar prosecutors on the evaluation of corporate compliance programs. The document, entitled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,” updates a prior version issued in April 2019, and seeks to

By Jeryl L. OlsonAndrew H. PerellisPatrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule would provide “procedures for developing and issuing guidance documents and to establish a petition process for public requests to modify or withdraw an active guidance document.”

We

By Andrew H. PerellisJeryl L. OlsonPatrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly developed and released guidance that is generally intended for everybody, whether

By Andrew H. Perellis, Jeryl L. OlsonPatrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has announced interim guidance for the Agency’s regional offices to “ensure that decisions about new or ongoing cleanup activities at sites across the

By Jeryl L. OlsonAndrew H. Perellis, Patrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in support of the U.S. Government’s overall response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has announced a temporary enforcement discretion policy regarding environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

EPA’s recently-released temporary

By James L. Curtis, Brent I. Clark, Ilana R. Morady, Patrick D. Joyce, and Matthew A. Sloan

Seyfarth Synopsis: Important for healthcare workers involved in the care of patients with known or suspected COVID-19, the CDC late last week changed it’s personal protective equipment (PPE) guidance in light of N95

By Brent I. ClarkJames L. Curtis, Patrick D. Joyce, Adam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in specific industries with historically high