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Federal Dry Cleaner Regulations

See: new epa requirements for perc dry cleaners leaving NYCWasteLess at NYC Dept of Environmental Protection, plain English guide for perc cleaners leaving NYCWasteLess at US Environmental Protection Agency

Law: US Code leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 42, Chapter 85, Subchapter I, Part A, Section 7412: Hazardous Air Pollutants)

Regulations: US Code of Federal Regulations leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 40, Chapter 1, Subchapter C, Part 61: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants)

Summary: Dry cleaners that use Perchloroethylene (PERC) chemicals are regulated by federal air, wastewater and hazardous waste laws and regulations. The Clean Air Act's National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) regulate the emissions from activities that involve specified hazardous air pollutant substances, including PERC. Regulations focus on pollution prevention and control device and facility requirements.

The generation, transportation, and management of PERC chemicals are regulated as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). State and local governments can issue stricter requirments, but must at a minimum match these federal regulations.

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