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Public News Items

Comments submitted to US EPA in response to the Agency's proposed NESHAP relating to HCl production.  Click here to see comments from EOSA, American Chemistry Council, ACC Ethylene Oxide Panel, and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (2019-04)

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has published its draft Three Year Priority Product Work Plan (2018-2020) for the Safer Consumer Products Regulation (SCPR).  The draft Work Plan identifies the product categories that DTSC will evaluate over the next three years.  EO is listed as a Candidate Chemical under the SCPR.  The hazard traits and listing basis are available online.  DTSC is accepting public comments on the draft Work Plan until March 9, 2018. (2018-02)

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority for implementation and enforcement of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for all sources.  The final rule is effective on March 13, 2018. (2018-02)

The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) has updated its 2018 Under Study list.  ACGIH has retained ethylene oxide (EO) on the Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Committee Under Study list.  By July 31, 2018, ACGIH will determine whether it may or will not move forward with a Notice of Intended Change (NIC) in 2019. (2018-02)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) will conduct a quality
review of the draft Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (CAAC) report on ethylene oxide (EO) on June 8, 2015.  For more information, click here (2015-05)
May 14,15 FDA Meeting on Scope Disinfection & Sterilization -- webcast link and agenda (2015-05)
Final comments that were submitted to FDA for consideration by the Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, in preparation for the May 14 & 15 meeting of the FDA's Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel. (2015-04)
Federal Register Notice Regarding OMB Approval of Information Collection Requirements (ICR) Specified in the OSHA EO Standard (2014-01) Federal Register notice

More News Items - Available to Members Only

EOSA submits followup letter to AAMI requesting ongoing updates on residuals issue (2018-03) (available to EOSA members only)

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is working to develop a proposed Development Support Document (DSD) for ethylene oxide (EO).  (2018-02)  (available to EOSA members only)

The Biological Exposure Indices (BEI) Committee has prepared draft documentation and an NIC has been published.  Comments must be submitted to ACGIH no later than May 31, 2018.  (2018-02) (available to EOSA members only)

EOSA Letter to AAMI, and AAMI Response, Regarding ISO 10993-7 (EO Residuals) (2017-11) (available to EOSA members only)
TSCA Inventory Notification Requirements Guidance Document (2017-09) (available to EOSA members only)
ACGIH Announces the Release of Its Two-Tier Under Study List (2017-07) (available to EOSA members only)
Oregon DEQ Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Air Toxics Benchmark Document (2017-07) (available to EOSA members only)
Oregon Dept of Environmental Quality Air Toxics Science Advisory Committee Webinar on EO Toxicity (2017-05) (available to EOSA members only)
Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Proposes Changes to Air Toxic Screening Levels for Several Chemicals, including EO (2017-04) (available to EOSA members only)
Notice of initial draft of proposed revisions to EO Sterilization residuals (2016-10) (available to EOSA members only)
European Commision Call for Data on EO Sterilization of Medical Devices (available to EOSA members only)
French National Agency for Medicines and Health Product Safety (ANSM) EO Reports and Decisions (available to EOSA members only)
FDA Safety Communication Regarding Duodenoscopes (available to EOSA members only)
Updated IRIS Risk Assessment from Science Advisory Board (available to EOSA members only) 
ACGIH Updates Under Study Lists (available to EOSA members only)