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Official Title as Introduced

To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to revise certain ethylene oxide emissions standards under the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

11/28/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

11/28/2018Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/28/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 11/28/2018
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 11/28/2018

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce11/28/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (11/28/2018)

This bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to amend its regulations to revise the standards for the emission of ethylene oxide. Specifically, regulations must be revised based on results from the National Center for Environmental Assessment report titled “Evaluation of the Inhalation Carcinogenicity of Ethylene Oxide.”

The bill also requires revisions to apply maximum achievable control technology requirements to chamber exhaust vents. Maximum achievable control technology standards are established for sources of hazardous air pollutants to limit or control emissions.

The EPA must notify the public of violations under the revised standards, and failure to do so will result in an investigation to assess the health risks and prevent a future failure of notification.