COVID-19: Resources and Information for Members
Resources and Information by Agency/Organization
IME is making every attempt to keep this information updated on a timely basis. We welcome readers to send any ommissions or corrections to Jasmine Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- (April 7, 2020) ATF has advised IME that the agency is not experiencing or anticipating any delays with renewals of FEL/FEPs. IME recommends that any company who has not received a renewed FEL/FEP within 30 days prior to a license or permit expiration request a Letter of Authorization from your FELC Examiner.
- (March 27, 2020) ATF has not yet posted any information for industry regarding actions related to COVID-19. In response to IME’s request for information and assistance, we have been advised that the agency has "reduced compliance inspections to mission-critical only and that routine inspections are not considered critical at this time." The agency has also referred industry members to its Disaster Preparedness pamphlet and the regulatory requirements for FELs/FEPs to conduct magazine inspections. They have advised that any industry member who is prevented from conducting magazine inspections due to COVID-19 State/local restrictions or worker health and safety issues should contact the local ATF office for assistance.
- In the absence of ATF guidance, IME has prepared a template for workers NOT deemed essential by State/local governments to assist in accessing magazines for inspection and ensuring security. See State Resources below.
- CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses
- CDC Pandemic Resources
- Checklist For Businesses with Overseas Operations
- Health and Human Services Business Pandemic Planning Checklist
- ACC Guidance for Driver Screening at Entry Points
- Question submitted to CISA an answered using CDC- GMTF CDC Info: Can the virus survive overseas transport?
Answer: "In general, because of poor survivability of coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures."
- Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response (Version 2, revision published March 28, 2020)
- Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- CISA’s Clearinghouse webpage for Coronavirus resources
- US-Canada Joint Initiative: Temporary Restriction of Travelers
- Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service between the United States and Canada
- CFATS: Information regarding Delayed Inspections and SSP/Top-Screen Extension Requests
- CISA Essential Workforce Authorization Letter Template
- FMCSA/TSA Extensions for Hazmat Endorsements (Apr. 3, 2020) -
IME has just learned from FMCSA Acting Administrator Mullen, that TSA and FMCSA have just issued guidance on extensions for hazmat endorsements. The information should be up on FMCSA’s COVID-19 web page shortly. IME will continue to follow all things transportation and will also update our own COVID-19 information page once we obtain the guidance. According to FMCSA, the staff is largely working from home, and there may be some delays in processing electronic applications and renewals, e.g., HMSP. That said, they do have the capability to do the processing and are working to be as timely as possible.
- Letter from Interested Parties (transportation coalition) to DOT Secretary Chao
- PHMSA Enforcement Policy Notice Regarding Hazardous Materials Training
- FMCSA Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency
- FMCSA COVID-19 Resources Page
- Update from PHMSA re: Hazmat Endorsement Renewals, Testing, Enforcement, Resources and Registration Renewals (4/1/2020)
- COVID -19 Impact | Enrollment Questions
- FEMA – Pandemic Influenza Template
- Private Sector Manufacturing of Needed Products, Donations, Volunteering: COVID-19: How to Help
- National Business Emergency Operations Center
National Mining Association
National Association of Manufacturers
- Emerging state and local restrictions tracker
- Request that the Law Enforcement Community Take a Uniform Approach that Allows Essential Businesses/Critical Infrastructure to Operate
- Q&A re: Manufacturer Health and Safety Protocols – prepared by CDC at NAM’s Request
- Government-Imposed Export Restrictions (tracked by NAM)
- Paycheck Protection Program (implemented by the SBA and the Dept. of Treasury)
- Info on Paycheck Protection Program (provided by NAM)
- TSA Notice to HMEs
- Exemption from Renewal of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Security Threat Assessment for Certain Individuals
- See DOT above regarding FMCSA/TSA Extensions (April 3, 2020)
- COVID -19 Impact | Enrollment Questions
- Resources for Canadian Businesses
- Transport Canada: COVID-19 Measures, Updates and Guidance
- Canada issues Guidance on Essential Services and Functions During COVID-19 Pandemic
- National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure
- Mexico Suspends Non-Essential Activities and provides exceptions for Essential Sectors effective through April 30, 2020
STATE RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
IME’s Request that Governors and Local Officials Consider Commercial Explosives Industry as Essential
IME Member Template letter to Governors/State Officials: Essential Business Request
For businesses and employees who have NOT been listed as “Essential” in any given State.
These letters are intended to aid the re-entry of employees who have not been listed as “Essential” in a given State but must ensure the safe storage of explosives under ATF jurisdiction or facility security under the DHS CFATS program. These letters cannot guarantee site access by local enforcement and any company who is not allowed site access by local authorities is urged to call the local ATF Field Division Director of Industry Operations or Special Agent in Charge (for explosives storage) or DHS CISA Regional Offices (for CFATS facility security).
- Non-essential Worker Letter – ATF Explosives Storage
- Non-essential Worker Letter – CFATS Facility Security
Council of State Governments
- Executive Order, “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” allows for Essential Infrastructure Operations
- Additional Guidance on Essential Services
- Essential Businesses continuing to operate must follow the Department of Labor, Arizona Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for sanitation and practice social distancing to the extent possible.
- Executive Order N-33-20 – defers to DHS CISA Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
- Stay at Home Order provides exceptions for Critical Businesses defined under PHO 20-24
- Instructions for Critical Business Self-Certification
- CO order extended to April 26th
- Stay Safe, Stay Home” Executive Order refers to the DHS CISA guidance on Critical Infrastructure Essential Workforce
- All Connecticut Executive Orders
- Governor Orders Non-essential Businesses to Close March 24th
- List of Delaware Essential and Non-Essential Businesses
- DE order extended to May 13th
- Stay at Home Executive Order defers to DHS CISA Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers (4/1/2020)
- Stay at Home Order provide exceptions for Essential Businesses or Operations identified by DHS CISA Guidance or Director of HIEMA
- Executive Order for Shelter in Place includes broad exceptions for Essential Businesses (March 20,2020)
- Executive Order Extends Prior Orders (April 1, 2019)
- All Illinois Executive Orders
- Stay at Home Executive Order provides exceptions for Essential Business Operations, Including Essential Infrastructure
- All Indian Executive Orders
- Governor Closed all Non-Essential Businesses, Exceptions for sectors on DHS CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce (See all Governor actions related to COVID-19)
- Executive Proclamation includes exceptions for businesses included in the DHS CISA Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
- Order for Non-Essential to cease in-person operations
- Maryland Office of Legal Counsel Interpretive Guidance on Order Number 20-03-23-01
- For operations not considered "essential" under the Governor's Order, email Rick Neudorff at email@example.com to emphasize why your business is essential. Be sure to include your business name, a point of contact, address and details about your essential business operations, or your contributions to essential supply chains.
- Order for Non-Essential to cease in-person operations (3/23/20)
- Essential Services (Exhibit A 3/23/20)
- Emergency Order requires businesses that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close. Essential Services include the DHS/CISA Critical Infrastructure sectors (Updated Order 3/30/30)
- COVID-19 Essential Services FAQs (Updated 4/1/20)
- Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. Exceptions included for Essential Criticial Infrastructure Workforce per DHS CISA Guidance.
- Executive Order 1466 for Shelter in Place, exceptions for Essential Businesses (dated 4/1/20)
- Executive Order 1463 - Essential Businesses or Operations remain open (dated 3/24)
- Governor Issues Stay at Home Directive – exceptions included for Essential Critical Infrastructure per DHS/CISA (extended through April 24th)
- Stay at Home Order provides exceptions for Essential Infrastructure Operations
- Essential Infrastructure Operations
- Stay at Home Order, Closure of all Non-Essential Businesses. Exceptions for essential operations provided.
- Guidance for Determining Whether a Business is Subject to a Workforce Reduction Under EO 202.6
- New York order extended to April 29th
- Stay at Home Order provides exceptions for Essential Infrastructure Operations as defined in DHS CISA Guidance
- Ohio Dept. of Health ordered Stay at Home with exceptions for essential businesses listed in the DHS CISA Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce.
- To view the list of businesses within a critical infrastructure sector, see Amended Executive Memo 2020-01 which is available at www.sos.ok.gov. To request to have a business added to the list of essential critical infrastructure workforce, visit criticalworker.ok.gov
- Executive Order provides an exception for DHS CISA defined critical infrastructure
- Executive Order to “Stay Home, Save Lives” (IME note - order does not close critical infrastructure) (March 23, 2020)
- PA Coal Alliance – Coal Mining Included as Life-Sustaining Business
- PA Aggregates and Concrete Association – Quarrying and Mining Classified as Life Sustaining
- State of PA List of Life-Sustaining Businesses
- Request for Waiver/Exemption to Business Closure
- Stay at Home Orders address certain retail business closures (note - order does not close critical infrastructure)
- Executive Order Closes Non-Essential Businesses
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (803) 734-2873 for “essential/non-essential” guidance or clarification.
- Executive Order regarding COVID-19 Guidelines (note - order does not address closure of critical infrastructure businesses)
- State COVID-19 Updates and Information
- Executive Order Implements Statewide Essential Services and Activities Protocols - defers to exceptions in DHS CISA Guidelines on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
- Salt Lake City issues Stay Safe Stay Home, except to engage in essential activities
- COVID-19 Information
- Stay Home/Stay Healthy Order closes all businesses except Essential Businesses
- List of Essential Businesses
- Stay at Home Order closes Non-essential Businesses, exceptions provided for Essential Infrastructure