On December 1st, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed amendments to the 1993 National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Perchloroethylene (PCE) Dry Cleaning facilities. The deadline for the final rule is December 1, 2022.
As a result of a technology review, EPA is proposing to add provisions to the rule which will require all new and existing dry-to-dry machines to have both refrigerated condensers and carbon adsorbers as secondary controls. Even though almost all currently operating dry cleaning machines have both controls, EPA wants to preclude any possible future use of any machines that do not have both controls.
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