EPA Floats Tighter EtO, Chloroprene Limits In New Chemical Sector Air Rules

April 6, 2023
EPA is proposing “game changing” new air pollution rules for a broad swath of chemical and polymer production plants, clamping down on releases of carcinogenic ethylene oxide (EtO) and chloroprene, among other hazardous chemicals, introducing a new “community” risk assessment approach, requiring fence line monitoring and eliminating waivers for facility startup or malfunction. In the plan unveiled April 6 , EPA tightens new source performance standards (NSPS) and national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAPs) in the Synthetic Organic...

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