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On March 25, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) published on its website a draft memorandum entitled “Interpretation of ‘Begin Actual Construction’ Under the New Source Review Preconstruction Permitting Regulations” (“draft memorandum”). The draft memorandum announces that USEPA is adopting a revised interpretation of “begin actual construction” that will allow a source owner or operator to undertake significantly more physical on-site activities prior to obtaining a construction permit than previously allowed under the…
Today’s updates discusses the possibility of Illinois moving to Phase 3 of Governor Pritzker’s five-phase plan. Additionally, this update discusses an Illinois website to help those unemployed and Legislator Darren Bailey’s amended lawsuit against Governor Pritzker. HEALTH Before moving to Phase 3 of Governor Pritzker’s five-phase reopening plan, a region must meet certain milestones, including to have “[a]t or under a 20 percent positivity rate and increasing no more than 10 percentage points over a 14-day…
Today’s updates discusses Missouri state park campgrounds opening and a select few St. Louis Public Libraries set to reopen. Additionally, this update discusses a lawsuit filed in Boone County. SOCIAL LIFE Missouri state parks that had previously opened for limited activities will open their campgrounds next week. Existing reservations will be honored, and the parks will accept new reservations for dates after May 26. Only those with reservations may camp, and there will be limits…
Today’s updates discusses a COVID-19 outbreak in Johnson County Jail and steps to open the Indianapolis area economy as it moves to Phase 2. HEALTH As discussed in a prior update, Johnson County Jail had a high rate of COVID-19 infections. The County has now tested the remaining 231 inmates, resulting in 104 positive tests. The State Health Department has educated the inmates about the virus and how to prevent further spread. In addition, the County…
Today’s updates discusses plans for the Illinois General Assembly to reconvene. Additionally, this update discusses Adams County’s resolution to reopen, and Governor Pritzker’s response to Illinois counties defying his stay-at-home order. Further, the Governor has reached an agreement with the Archdiocese of Chicago to resume services; yet, a federal judge denied a request for a temporary restraining order sought by two churches seeking to resume services. LEGISLATURE Illinois’ House and Senate have announced that lawmakers…
Today’s updates discusses reopening Missouri malls and casinos. Additionally, this update discusses The St. Louis Area Foodbank establishing mobile markets and a lawsuit against Washington University for tuition reimbursement. ECONOMY Although the State of Missouri began to reopen May 4, certain businesses such as malls, gyms, and casinos have remained closed. However, the Galleria, Plaza Frontenac, and West and South County malls announced they will reopen on May 18. Restrictions on capacity and social distancing…
Today’s updates discusses a change in projections for the State of Indiana after reopening has been in effect. Additionally, this update discusses new testing sites opening. HEALTH As previously reported, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington projected that Indiana would experience 6,247 deaths by August 4 as a result of the state reopening the economy. Now, the model predicts many fewer deaths will occur.  The latest projection is reduced…
Today’s updates discusses Madison County’s decision to reopen despite the statewide stay-at-home order. Additionally, this update discusses Governor Pritzker calling for the General Assembly to reconvene and a DCEO grant program for infrastructure projects. Finally, the update discusses two more lawsuits filed against Governor Pritzker.   ECONOMY As mentioned as a possibility in yesterday’s post, the Madison County Board of Health voted last evening to allow its economy to reopen, despite Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order.…
Today’s updates discusses a proposal from the National Restaurant Association to Missouri lawmakers and St. Louis officials offering PPE to small businesses for reopening. Additionally, this update discusses an order issued by a district judge regarding a lawsuit filed by St. Louis area businesses wanting to reopen and a new lawsuit filed by the St. Louis County Counselor regarding a gym defying the stay-at-home order. LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS Bars and restaurants in St. Louis have been…
Today’s updates discusses the Indianapolis Mayor’s announcement on reopening and a new testing clinic, which opens today in Hamilton County. ECONOMY Indianapolis’ Mayor Joe Hogsett and Dr. Virginia Caine from the Marion County Public Health Department announced that the Indianapolis area will move to phase two of reopening on Friday. The county will implement changes such as “removing restrictions on in-person public gatherings, including religious services, from 10 to 25 people,” “allowing for qualified reopening…