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General Environmental Events in Georgia


Dryclean machine

Dry Cleaning

SIC Code: 7216 NAICS Code: 812320

Dry cleaning businesses using perchloroethylene (PCE or perc) are required to comply with the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) published in 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart M. The regulation was amended in 2006 and adopted by reference in the Georgia Rules for Air Quality Control, Chapter 391-3-1-.02(9)(b)(27) . All drycleaners using PCE are required to comply with the following air quality requirements: 

  • Submit an Initial Notification form to Georgia EPD within 30 days of business start up
  • Submit a Notification of Compliance Status form to Georgia EPD by July 28, 2008 certifying compliance with air quality regulations
  • Obtain an Air Quality Permit from Georgia EPD

Dry cleaning operations must also ensure compliance with Georgia hazardous waste management regulations. For specific requirements, see the Regulatory Information links below.

Regulatory Information

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Industry News & Events

  • South Eastern Fabricare Association (SEFA) has arranged for Jane Zellers to present two, one-day programs starting with a Shirt and Drycleaning Finishing on Saturday, February 25 at the Unipress Facility in Tampa, FL.  The second will be a combination of Stain Removal and Drycleaning Finishing on March 11, in the West Palm Beach area.

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