Small Business Assistance Programs: Dry Cleaners
This calendar is designed to be attached to each of your dry cleaning machines as a single source of all recordkeeping required by the Perchloroethylene NESHAP. This year's calendar now includes Korean translations
If you didn't get a calendar from one of the previous five years, you may want to print it out and transfer your recordkeeping information so everything is in one spot.
An indispensable guide to help you in understanding and complying with federal air, hazardous waste, and wastewater regulations.
This is the actual federal regulation that requires all of the control devices, leak inspections, pollution prevention, etc.
Division of Waste Management's website that includes text of the Dry Cleaning Solvent Act and its amendments as well as critical compliance deadlines.
Design specifications and operating manuals must always be kept on site. If you can't obtain yours from your equipment manufacturer, local distributor, or trade association, then you must have a copy of the EPA document General Recommended Operating and Maintenance Practices (EPA-4531R-94-07).
Glossary of Dry Cleaning Terms
This is a PowerPoint presentation given by Rhea Jones with EPA. Ms. Jones is working on revisions to the Perc Drycleaning NESHAP. She is interested in pursuing voluntary initiatives for all facilities except majors and those that are co-located with residences.
Basic information about Perc and dry cleaning from EPA's Design For The Environment project (EPA 744-K-98-002). Korean, Spanish
One of many such industry sector notebooks. This one provides a comprehensive Profile of the Dry Cleaning Industry. It is published by EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance (EPA 310-R-95-001).
Information includes brief descriptions of processes used, potential sources of air emissions from the processes and common methods used to control these air emissions. Methodologies for estimating the quantity of air pollutant emissions are presented in the form of emission factors.
The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) allows dry cleaners to determine potential emissions based upon actual consumption. This figure is used to determine if Title V permitting is required. Dry cleaners don't have to file for a Title V permit unless they use more than 20,000 pounds of PERC in just one year!
Includes proposed and promulgated rules, implementation information, outreach and training materials, and compliance information.
A generic MSDS for Perchloroethylene including physical data; fire, explosion, and health hazard information; transportation, handling, storage, spill, and disposal procedures; and protective equipment.