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AdvaMed Statement on Goffman Nomination to Lead EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the world’s largest trade organization representing medical technology manufacturers, released the following statement from President and CEO Scott Whitaker on President Biden’s nomination of Joseph Goffman to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation, which administers laws including the Clean Air Act. Goffman has been serving as principal deputy assistant administrator, performing the delegated duties of assistant administrator.

“We congratulate President Biden and Joe Goffman on this nomination. Over the years, AdvaMed has enjoyed a strong working relationship with the Office of Air and Radiation, and that has not changed during Joe’s tenure as the principal deputy assistant administrator. The Office of Air and Radiation has been accessible and open to hearing our industry’s perspective on air quality controls on behalf of the patients we serve and the life-saving medical technology we develop. AdvaMed has supported updated requirements on ethylene oxide for commercial sterilizers for years and looks forward to reviewing the proposal this summer. We support Joe’s nomination to lead the office, as he has done for the past year, and we look forward to continuing our open dialogue with him and his colleagues as EPA leadership solidifies under President Biden’s direction.”

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