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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AV95 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Hospital Ethylene Oxide Sterilizers Risk and Technology Review 

The EPA Promulgated National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Hospital Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Sterilizers on December 28, 2007. The Hospital EtO sterilizer NESHAP applies to new and existing hospital EtO sterilizers that emit hazardous air pollutants and are area sources within the meaning of Clean Air Act section 112(a)(2). The standards require affected sources submit an Initial Notification of Compliance Status; there are no ongoing reporting requirements. This action will address the EPA’s review of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) in 40 CFR part 63 subpart WWWWW. This action will implement the technology review requirements of CAA section 112(d)(6) and will also consider risk as part of the rulemaking to determine whether the agency should conduct a residual risk review during the rulemaking. This risk consideration is part of the agency response to the Office of Inspector General Draft report “EPA Should Conduct New Residual Risk and Technology Reviews for Chloroprene- and Ethylene Oxide-Emitting Source Categories to Protect Human Health.”

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 to 7671q.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 622110 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals; 622310 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kusondra King
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-4373