EPA Weighing Flexible ‘Facility-Wide’ EtO Limits In Tougher Sterilizer Rule

February 20, 2024
EPA is weighing increased compliance flexibility in its forthcoming air rule to curb ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions from commercial sterilizers, including an alternative “facility-wide” limit on EtO destruction removal efficiency (DRE), industry groups say, even as they say the current plan is infeasible and will cause shortages in medical equipment supply. Industry groups and public health advocates are now meeting with EPA and White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officials to make their closing pitches ahead of the...

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