EPA Adds EtO Facilities To TRI, In First Exercise Of Discretionary Power

December 28, 2021
In a first-time exercise of its discretionary authority, EPA is requiring 29 ethylene oxide-emitting (EtO) facilities to report their 2022 releases of the carcinogen to the Toxics Inventory Release (TRI), arguing the data will empower environmental justice communities to act locally and inform the agency’s future actions. Administrator Michael Regan signed a determination Dec. 16 that found the facilities meet the criteria for the agency to use its discretionary authority to require them to report their EtO releases, and for...

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