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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.



    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.

    PDEQ is holding a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. The purpose of this open house is to share information on the proposed proposed Becton, Dickinson & Company (BD) Air Quality Permit described in the documents below.

    The Virtual Open House will be held via WebEx:
    Access to the meeting will be available on, or after 6:00 p.m., October 6, 2021 via this WebEx Attendee Link.

    Event Number: 2496 623 5816
    Event Password: BD-Permit1

    Permit Application Documentation

    Date Received Document Title

    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

    Permit Compliance & Testing Documentation

    Date Received Document Title



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