COVID-19-Emergency Request to Temporarily Suspend Regulatory Requirements and/or Permit Conditions
In accordance with Governor Wolf’s Proclamation of Disaster Emergency of March 6, 2020 and the Governor’s powers pursuant to the Emergency Management Code, 35 Pa.C.S. §7301, the Governor has authority to suspend regulatory obligations and other legal obligations within his jurisdiction where strict compliance will prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with the COVID-19 emergency.
*If you are requesting suspension of a Federal requirement, under only Federal authority, please contact US EPA Region III and refer to the US EPA March 26, 2020 Memorandum (COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program). To the extent the request relates to a federal program delegated to Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania will review requests submitted in this format.
Many workplaces and communities are preparing for potential impacts related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Though information about the virus is still evolving, SWANA International has issued a Guidance on Coronavirus document and has other relevant information available.
As more is learned about the coronavirus, these recommendations may change. In addition to checking with SWANA, please coordinate with your state, provincial/territorial, and local health and occupational safety agencies. For more updated information about the virus, please visit the CDC, OSHA, or WHO.