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7412(c)(7)); or sources such as hospitals, doctor's offices,
clinics, or other facilities whose primary purpose is to
provide medical services to humans or animals.
(c) The owner or operator must reduce ethylene oxide
emissions to the atmosphere from each chamber exhaust vent by
at least 99%. "Chamber exhaust vent", also known as "back
vent", means the point through which ethylene oxide-laden air
is removed from the sterilization chamber during chamber
unloading following the completion of sterilization and
associated air washes.
(d) The owner or operator must conduct an initial emissions
test to verify that emissions from each chamber exhaust vent
are reduced from each chamber's exhaust vent to a maximum
concentration of 1-ppmv or by at least 99%.
(1) A notification of the scheduled test date and an
emissions test protocol must be submitted to the Agency for
review and written approval by August 1, 2019 for an
existing source, or within 30 days after the initial
startup of a new or modified source. The protocol must
address the manner in which testing will be conducted,
including, but not limited to, the methodologies to be used
and conditions under which the test will be performed.
(2) The owner or operator must perform testing in
accordance with an Agency-approved test protocol and at
representative conditions by September 1, 2019 for an
existing source, or within 60 days after the initial
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startup of a new or modified source. The owner or operator
must submit test results to the Agency within 60 days after
the date of testing.
(e) The owner or operator must conduct emissions testing on
all regulated emission points at least once each calendar year,
starting in calendar year 2019, to demonstrate compliance with
the control requirements of this Section and all applicable
Illinois Pollution Control Board and United States
Environmental Protection Agency control requirements regarding
ethylene oxide. Annual emissions tests must take place at least
6 months apart. An initial emissions test conducted on the
chamber exhaust vent pursuant to subsection (c) above satisfies
this requirement for that particular emission point for the
year in which the initial emissions test is conducted.
A notification of the scheduled test date and an emissions
test protocol must be submitted to the Agency for review and
written approval at least 30 days prior to the scheduled test
date. The protocol must address the manner in which testing
will be conducted, including but not limited to the
methodologies to be used and conditions under which the test
will be performed. The owner or operator must perform testing
in accordance with an Agency-approved test protocol and at
representative conditions. The owner or operator must submit
test results to the Agency within 60 days after the date of
(f) The Agency must post a notice on its website and notify
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the following persons within 30 days after receiving emissions
test results or periodic monitoring information that indicates
noncompliance with the emissions control requirements of this
Section or emissions control requirements in any applicable
Illinois Pollution Control Board or United States
Environmental Protection Agency provision regarding ethylene
(1) The members of the General Assembly from the
Legislative and Representative Districts in which the
source in question is located.
(2) The county board members of the county in which the
source in question is located.
(3) The corporate authorities of the municipality in
which the source in question is located.
(4) The Illinois Department of Public Health.
(g) The Agency must reopen and modify the operating permit
for each source subject to this Section and shall only include
the requirements set forth in this Section as well as all other
applicable Illinois Pollution Control Board and United States
Environmental Protection Agency requirements regarding
ethylene oxide adopted after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
(h) Violations of the requirements of this Section are
subject to enforcement and penalties as provided under this