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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 located at at 7345 E. Valencia Road. 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. PDEQ has delegated authority from EPA for this type of facility; however, PDEQ intends to consult with and involve EPA in the whole process including review of any public comments.

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    AS DOCUMENTS BECOME AVAILABLE

    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.

    All data submitted by the applicant is available as part of the administrative record. The administrative record, including copies of the proposed permit, original and supplemental applications, fact sheet, and other supporting documents may be viewed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at PDEQ, 33 N Stone Ave., Tucson.; Most documents in the administrative record are listed below.

    Permit Application Documentation

    Date Received Document Title
    04-08-2021
    04-06-2021
    05-03-2021
    06-08-2021
    09-09-2021
    09-09-2021
    09-09-2021
    09-16-2021
    09-17-2021
    10-27-2021
    11-17-2021
    12-14-2021
    12-17-2021
    01-31-2022
    05-11-2022

    Permit Application
    Application Complete and Request for Additional Information
    BD Response to additional information dated 04-06-2021
    BD Response to additional information dated 06-04-2021
    EO Emissions Impact Assessment
    Proposed Permit
    Proposed TSD
    Environmental Justice Analysis
    Public Notice - English - Spanish
    Figure 1-1. Sensitive Receptor Aerial Map
    BD Virtual Public Hearing November 3, 2021 Video Recording
    BD Comments related to Permit Application
    EPA Comments on Proposed Permit
    Environmental Justice Analysis (Revised)
    Environmental Justice Analysis (Revised)

    Permit Documentation

    Date Issued Document Title

    05-16-2022

    Permit Issuance Decision Letter
    Final Permit #6257
    Final Technical Support Document
    PDEQ Response To Comments

    Permit Compliance & Testing Documentation

    Date Received Document Title

     

     

     

    Air Quality Hearing Board

    Date Received Document Title

     

    Air Quality Hearing Board

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