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On March 19, 2020, LDEQ issued a Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order (Order) suspending certain deadlines due to the COVID-19 matter. To the extent the facility “does not have appropriate personnel available due to COVID-19,” certain deadlines are suspended from March 19 to April 18 (30 days from the Order). The suspended deadlines are:
- the deadline “to conduct periodic monitoring” (except for monitoring required by air permits issues under CAA Title IV or V);
- the deadline “to report periodic monitoring or to submit other reports” (except for monitoring required by air permits issues under CAA Title IV or V).
- The deadline “to file an application for renewal of an existing permit” (except for air permits issued under CAA Title V), but all renewal application must be submitted no later than the expiration date of the existing permit.