South Coast Delays Vote On Stringent EtO Rule Amid Industry Pushback

September 7, 2023
Faced with significant industry opposition, South Coast air district officials have delayed by at least two months a vote on their landmark plan to slash ethylene oxide (EtO) from medical sterilization facilities and bolster enforcement, though EPA recently agreed to a court-ordered March 2024 deadline to issue its final federal rule governing the facilities’ emissions. “We are pioneering something, and we don’t know what the future holds. So I just want to be extra careful because it does relate to...

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