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CAA SECTION 112 NESHAP: Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization and Fumigation Operations
Abstract: APPENDIX 112H of the Clean Air Act that governs EtO for large sources.
Fact sheet and information papers about Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Sterilizers [PDF]
Abstract: Fact Sheet: Background of regulations concerning EtO. Presents alternatives that can be used. *Note that hospital exemption is no longer valid.*
Source: Hazardous and Medical Waste Programs, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Proposed Air Toxic Standards for Hospital Sterilizers
Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 require EPA to regulate sources of 187 listed toxic air pollutants. The Clean Air Act also requires EPA to identify industrial or “source” categories that emit one or more of these pollutants.
Rule and Implementation Information for Commercial Sterilizers
Abstract: Website with list of documents regarding the history and status of the EPA rules for commercial sterilizers. Includes Rule Information, Technical Information and Implementation Information.
What Are Antimicrobial Pesticides?
Abstract: Fact sheet describing the categorization of ethylene oxide as a sterilizer in the antimicrobial pesticide group. Links to other resources such as chemical composition and laws affecting the use of these chemicals.
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Hub Last Updated: 6/4/2013