NESHAP Notification Form – Hospital Sterilizers
This information is provided by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy  
to assist the public and regulated community .

Form #:  08-009
Applications and Forms
Revised: 10/1/13

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for hospital ethylene oxide sterilizers on December 28, 2007 (73 Federal Register 73611) located in 40 Code of Regulations (CFR) Part 63 Subpart WWWWW. This rule will require all sources meeting the applicability requirements within this category to meet hazardous air pollutant emission standards reflecting the application of the generally available control technology (GACT).

You may be subject to this subpart if you own or operate a hospital that is an area source of hazardous air pollutants (HAP). An area source is a facility that has the potential to emit <10 tons per year (TPY) of individual hazardous air pollutants (HAP) or 25 TPY of combined HAP. “Hospitals” are defined as those facilities that provide medical care and treatment for patients who are acutely or chronically ill on an inpatient basis under supervision of licensed physicians and under 24 hr/day nursing care. Hospitals include diagnostic and major surgery facilities.

Above are the initial notification and compliance status notification forms, in Word and PDF.