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USEPA Rules Set to Take Effect for Synthetic Organic Chemical Plants and Polymers and Resins Plants

On July 15, 2024, new USEPA rules that are intended to mitigate toxic air pollution from the synthetic organic chemical manufacturing industry and the polymers and resins industries are set to take effect. These rules are expected to cut ethylene oxide (EtO) and chloroprene emissions by 80% and reduce cancer risk for hundreds of thousands of people living in nearby communities.

As a requirement in the updated guidelines, EPA requires plants to conduct fenceline monitoring to measure the level of pollution in the air around the site perimeter. This monitoring will measure the aforementioned EtO and chloroprene as well as benzene, 1,3-butadiene, ethylene dichloride, and vinyl chloride. If the measured levels of any of these compounds are in excess of the USEPA action levels, corrective action will be required to mitigate future emissions.

AirLogics instruments and sensors can detect EtO, benzene, vinyl chloride, and 1,3-butadiene in real-time.  We are currently working on a solution for ethylene dichloride.

With more than 25 years of experience working in perimeter air monitoring, AirLogics is equipped to help these facilities implement their required monitoring plans.

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