EPA poised to issue EtO sterilizers proposal

March 24, 2023
EPA is poised to release its proposal to tighten air toxics standards for commercial sterilizers and fumigation operations using the solvent ethylene oxide (EtO), after White House officials completed review of the regulation that will rely on a 2016 risk assessment finding EtO much more harmful than previously thought. The proposal cleared review by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) March 23, according to OMB’s website, allowing for publication in the Federal Register soon. EPA will...

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