EPA to Propose Minor Amendment to the Perc NESHAP

The EPA is required to review its regulations periodically and the National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities (PCE Dry Cleaning NESHAP) was up for review. Following a technology review, EPA is proposing to add provisions to the rule which will require all perc dry-to-dry machines to have both refrigerated condensers and carbon adsorbers as secondary controls. The deadline for compliance will be 180 days from the date the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register. 

This is a very minor adjustment to the rule, since most if not all perc machines at this point are likely to be in compliance with the proposed requirement.  If any member feels that complying with the proposed rule would be overly burdensome please contact Jon Meijer, jmeijer@dlionline.org.  EPA is specially asking for feedback on the proposed timeline for compliance.

More information, including a summary fact sheet and a pre-publication version of the proposed amendments, is available at:  https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/dry-cleaning-facilities-national-perchloroethylene-air-emission