Dry Cleaning Facilities: National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards
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These maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards will reduce emissions of Perchloroethylene (PCE) from new and existing dry cleaning facilities in the industrial and commercial sectors of the dry cleaning industry. Coin operated dry cleaning machines are exempt from the standards.
The final rule will reduce PCE emissions by an estimated 5,700 tons per year and will result in a net cost savings.
By the fifteenth year, the final rule will reduce PCE emissions from co- residential sources by an additional 317 tons/year. Cancer risks from all co- residential sources will be eliminated by the fifteenth year.
09/21/2006 - Federal Register Correction
07/27/2006 - Final Rule
02/06/2006 - Proposed Rule & Extension of Comment Period
12/21/2005 - Proposed Rule (National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning)
12/14/1999 – Final Rule; Amendments
09/19/1996 - Final Amendments to the Rule
06/03/1996 - Final Rule
05/03/1996 - Proposed Amendments to the Rule
12/13/1995 - Proposed Rule; Amendment
12/20/1993 - Final Rule
09/22/1993 - Final Rule
12/09/1991 - Proposed Rule & Notice of Public Hearing (National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities)
EPA has announced the first 10 chemicals it will evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under TSCA reform. One of the first ten chemicals to be evaluated is tetrachloroethylene, also known as perchloroethylene or perc. Learn more about these 10 chemicals and EPA’s risk evaluations for existing chemicals.
View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to this rule.