The use of hazardous chemicals in the dry cleaning process can pose safety and environmental concerns if not managed appropriately. In an effort to minimize these concerns state and federal regulations are in place to ensure business operations will not unexpectedly harm the environment or individuals.

Basic Requirements for Compliance

Dry cleaning facilities using perchloroethylene are subject to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP).  This rule includes requirements for leak inspections and repair, recordkeeping, and reporting. To help dry cleaners understand the regulatory requirements, the IWRC’s Iowa Air Emissions Assistance Program has developed resources to help.


Regulation

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  • Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Regulatory Information (PDF)
  • Small Quantity Generator Regulatory Information (PDF)
  • Large Quantity Generator Regulatory Information (PDF)
  • Refrigerant Recovery from Appliances and Stationary Sources Regulatory Information (PDF)