Energy and Environment
U.S. Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has released guidelines from the Weatherization Assistance Program’s response regarding the reopening of the nation in phases.
Department of Energy Issues Memo Reopening Guidelines and FAQs (May 28, 2020).
On March 25, 2020, the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) released a memorandum addressing the Weatherization Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions Related to COVID-19. The (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is directly impacted by the novel COVID-19 pandemic. DOE WAP wishes to uniformly address current issues the WAP network is grappling as a result of COVID-19. This memorandum contains information on the Impact of COVID-19 on the WAP workforce and clients, and what actions DOE is considering in light of the situation. For more information please visit www.energy.gov
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released updated FAQ’s for COVID-19 grants that addresses questions for allowable costs for grant recipients.
- On June 29, EPA set August 31 as the termination date for COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement Compliance Assurance Program.
- EPA posts the FAQs of Grants and Coronavirus to provide information to applications for, and recipients of, EPA grants and cooperative agreements relating to COVID-19.
- EPA announced $1 million in grant funding will be made available to address issues and concerns within environmental justice communities (April 30, 2020).
- EPA Announces Enforcement Discretion Policy for COVID-19 Pandemic: the EPA issued a memorandum on March 26, 2020 that includes COVID-19 implications for EPA’s enforcement and compliance assurance program for all governmental and private sector partners. Additional information is available online at www.epa.gov.
- EPA Publishes Amendments to Quality-Assurance Requirements during the COVID-19 National Emergency regarding emissions monitoring and reporting requirements (April 24, 2020).
- EPA issues interim rule during COVID-19 to amend emissions reporting regulations. This rule is effective April 21, 2020 and applies to the Acid Rain Program, the Cross State Air Pollution (CSAPR) and/or the NOx SIP Call.
- EPA releases and/or updates the following COVID-19 FAQs: