Petroleum Dry Cleaners: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
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The standards require the installation and use of solvent recovery dryers when dryers are installed at affected petroleum dry cleaning plants. In addition, the standards require the use of cartridge filters for each affected plant installing solvent filtration systems, and used filter cartridges must be drained for at least 8 hours in their closed housing prior to disposal.
The standards will reduce the cumulative nationwide volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions from petroleum dry cleaners through the first 5 years following promulgation of the standards by an average of 22,700 megagrams (25,000 tons) or 41 percent, relative to baseline emissions (i.e., emissions in the absence of the standards).
09/21/1984 - Final Rule
12/14/1982 - Proposed Rule and Notice of Public Hearing
Applicability Determination Index (ADI). The ADI is maintained by EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and provides a data base of memoranda dealing with applicability issues. The database is searchable by Subpart.