EPA Extends Comment Periods for Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Proposals

This original announcement was published by the EPA on May 25, 2023. Click here for more information.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 15-day extension of the comment period for the ethylene oxide (EtO) proposed interim decision and draft risk assessment addendum under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, as well as the proposed air toxics rule for EtO commercial sterilizers. These two proposals, issued on April 11, 2023, will provide a comprehensive approach to addressing EtO pollution concerns that will increase safety in communities and for workers. Several State, local and industry groups requested more time to review the proposals. Consequently, EPA is extending the comment deadline from June 12, 2023, to June 27, 2023. 

Learn about the proposed EtO actions.