S.458 - A bill 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.116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 02/12/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.458 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/12/2019)
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.