EPA Retains Strict Air Limits For Chemical Plants But Delays Monitoring

April 9, 2024
EPA has unveiled its sweeping rule limiting emissions of the solvent ethylene oxide (EtO) and the synthetic rubber component chloroprene, along with other air toxics, from hundreds of organic chemical and polymer manufacturing plants, largely finalizing the rule as proposed, but adding additional time for industry to install fenceline air monitors. The final rule also dropped a proposed cap on flaring of ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions, after agency officials found it was no longer needed. EPA Administrator Michael Regan and...

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