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Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Units

Overview of air permitting requirements and options for new ethylene oxide sterilization units operations. Links to relevant rules, guidance, and forms.

This information is intended to be used by permit applicants to help ensure a complete application and more efficient review. We encourage applicants to use this information when preparing and submitting NSR applications to promote faster action by the agency.

Common Information

Best Available Control Technology (BACT)

The following tables contain information regarding the level of emissions control required or the amount of emissions allowed from the facility.

  • Current BACT - Download the workbook to see BACT for this source and all other sources in this industry type. Note, the workbook also contains current MSS BACT.
  • 10-Year-Old BACT Adobe Acrobat PDF Document - Some authorizations for qualified facilities allow for air pollution control methods that are at least as effective as the BACT that was required or would have been required 120 months, or 10 years, ago.
  • Boilerplate Conditions

    The following are examples of permit conditions that may be applicable for this type of facility:

    • Please contact the TCEQ Air Permits Mechanical/Agricultural/Construction Section for information.

    Additional Information

    • Emission Calculations - Please contact the TCEQ Air Permits Mechanical/Agricultural/Construction Section for information.
    • Current Policy Memos - Guidance regarding current Air Permits Division (APD) policies
    • Historical Policy Memos - Historical APD policies
    • Applicable Rules and Regulations - Specific state and federal rules and regulations that may pertain to this type of facility

    Questions? We Can Help

    If you have questions regarding this guidance please contact us.