Bill Status of HB5985 100th General Assembly
Short Description: EPA-ETHYLENE OXIDE
Rep. Carol Sente - Laura Fine - Deb Conroy - Jonathan Carroll - Katie Stuart, Will Guzzardi, Mr. Nicholas K Smith, Mary E. Flowers, Anna Moeller and Sheri Jesiel
|Session Sine Die
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that ethylene oxide may only be used for the sterilization of medical products. Prohibits the use of ethylene oxide on and after January 1, 2021. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency shall reevaluate emissions standards and regulations for ethylene oxide and promulgate new emissions standards and regulations. Provides reporting requirements. Provides that the Agency shall conduct an evaluation of ethylene oxide emissions by facilities with a Clean Air Act Permit Program permit and evaluate and modify any such permit as needed. Provides that the Agency shall revoke a facility's CAAPP permit if a significant public health hazard is determined to exist due to ethylene oxide emissions. Provides that a facility permitted to emit ethylene oxide shall halt emissions of ethylene oxide for a specific amount of time. Provides that it is a violation to emit ethylene oxide at a level that violates any federal or State emissions standards or regulations and the Agency shall not renew the permit of any facility in violation. Provides a right of action for any person exposed to ethylene oxide. Provides notice requirements regarding ethylene oxide. Effective immediately.