On Monday, August 24, 2020, EPA issued an emergency exemption to the state of Texas permitting it to allow American Airlines and Total Orthopedics Sports & Spine to use a new product that kills coronavirus like the SARS-CoV-2 virus on surfaces for up to seven days. After carefully reviewing the available data and information, the agency has determined that the product helps to address the current national emergency. This product is expected to provide longer-lasting protection in public spaces, increasing consumer confidence in resuming normal air travel and other activities.
EPA’s initial emergency exemptions specified that the product remained effective for seven days. According to its updated labels, SurfaceWise2 provides residual surface control of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces that are undisturbed for up to 30 days. However, SurfaceWise2 should be reapplied every time surfaces are disinfected to ensure continuous product performance. Exposure to prolonged wetness may adversely impact the efficacy of the product.
These documents explain EPA’s decision to approve these Section 18 requests and provide information on the proper use of these products.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- SurfaceWise2 Label, Texas, Total Orthopedics Sports & Spine (PDF)(3 pp, 248 K)
- SurfaceWise2 Label, Texas, American Airlines (PDF)(4 pp, 665 K)
- SurfaceWise2 Label, Arkansas (PDF)(3 pp, 320 K)
- SurfaceWise2 Label, Oklahoma (PDF)(4 pp, 349 K)
- SurfaceWise2 Emergency Exemption Authorization, Texas, American Airlines (PDF)(3 pp, 319 K)
- SurfaceWise2 Emergency Exemption Authorization, Texas, Total Orthopedics Sports & Spine (PDF)(3 pp, 326 K)
- SurfaceWise2 Emergency Exemption Authorization, Arkansas (PDF)(3 pp, 289 K)
- SurfaceWise2 Emergency Exemption Authorization, Oklahoma (PDF)(3 pp, 291 K)