Planning for Upcoming Ethylene Oxide Requirements
On April 11, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Proposed Interim Decision (PID) intended to reduce the risk regarding the use of ethylene oxide for all workers and others that work or live near sterilization facilities. As part of the revised regulation, facilities would be required to monitor indoor air with an action threshold of 10 ppb. More information on the PID can be found here.
Also, on April 11, 2023, the U.S. EPA proposed to modify the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for ethylene oxide emitted into the air from commercial sterilizers. As part of the revised regulation, facilities would likely have to monitor stack emissions at low, sub ppm levels.
And on April 6, 2023, EPA announced a proposal to modify the air toxics rule for Hazardous Organic NESHAP, often called the "HON" The proposal is intended to significantly reduce emissions of ethylene oxide (EtO) from Synthetic Organic Chemical Plants and Group I & II polymers and resins plants.
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