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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AU37 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization and Fumigation Operations 
Abstract:

The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization and Fumigation Operations were finalized in December 1994 (59 FR 62585). The standards require existing and new major sources to control emissions to the level achievable by the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) and require existing and new area sources to control emissions using generally available control technology (GACT). EPA completed a residual risk and technology review for the NESHAP in 2006 and, at that time, concluded that no revisions to the standards were necessary. In this action, EPA will conduct the second technology review for the NESHAP and also assess potential updates to the rule. To aid in this effort, EPA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) that solicited comment from stakeholders and signaled the beginning of the Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) panel process which is needed when there is the potential for significant economic impacts to small businesses from any regulatory actions being considered.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7412 Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  12/12/2019  84 FR 67889   
ANPRM Comment Period End  02/10/2020 
NPRM  09/00/2020 
Final Rule  12/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 311423 Dried and Dehydrated Food Manufacturing; 311942 Spice and Extract Manufacturing; 325412 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing; 33911 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing; 561910 Packaging and Labeling Services 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Jonathan Witt
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-05,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone:919 541-5645
Email: witt.jon@epa.gov

Steve Fruh
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
E143-01, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epa.gov