New Webinar: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Regulatory Actions on Ethylene Oxide (EtO)

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On April 11, EPA proposed a number of new actions on EtO to require more stringent emissions standards and additional worker protections. EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention released a Proposed Interim Decision (PID) that indicates they will consider proposing a phased cancellation of EtO use on specific spices/commodities without documentation showing that alternatives are not viable and the need for EtO is critical to food safety, as well as additional controls to protect worker safety. Additionally, EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation has released proposed revisions to a second residual risk and technology review for Ethylene Oxide Emissions Standards for Sterilization Facilities: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants to regulate room air emissions, modify standards, and require new reporting processes. 

Learn more about this informative webinar that will delve into the potential impacts of the recently proposed actions on the spice industry.