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  • BD & Company Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Facility

    Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) has received an air quality permit application from Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) for a new ethylene oxide sterilization facility in Tucson.

    Proposed BD EtO facilityThe proposed facility will be constructed on a 32.7-acre parcel (Block 1 - labeled in map) in the Century Park Marketplace. Its purpose will be to sterilize various medical products such as surgical kits, intravenous (IV) catheters and sets, surgical and vascular prep devices and various types of syringes.

    The air quality permit application is being reviewed under the Clean Air Act, Federal and State requirements. The BD facility will also be subject to local Environmental, Health and Safety Requirements. Since PDEQ is operating under a delegation agreement from EPA for this type of facility, EPA will be consulted and involved in the whole process including review of any public comments.



    The information below provides a chronological list of the documentation related to the air quality permit process from the projects inception to its conclusion. PDEQ is utilizing this repository webpage to provide easy access to the documents for the public comment period and to facilitate an open dialogue and the sharing of information with all interested parties.

    Permit Application Documentation

    Date Received Document Title
    04-08-2021 Permit Application

    Permit Compliance & Testing Documentation

    Date Received Document Title