Controlling VOC Emissions from Petroleum Dry-Cleaning Systems
Rules in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 115 for controlling emissions of volatile organic compounds from petroleum dry-cleaning systems. These rules are part of the State Implementation Plan strategy to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone.
- Dallas–Fort Worth area (Rules only apply in Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties)
- El Paso area (El Paso County)
- Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties)
- Requires operating dryers or installing control devices capable of achieving 85 percent control efficiency.
- Requires maintaining filters.
- Requires inspection and maintenance of all components to reduce fugitive emissions.
- These rules are a contingency measure in the El Paso and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria areas, so compliance is not currently required.
The Chapter 115 rule history for petroleum dry-cleaning systems discusses revisions to the rules, including their proposal and adoption, the associated State Implementation Plan revision, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval.
- Compliance resources for dry cleaners
- Dry-cleaner registration requirements
- Resources for small businesses and local governments
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards
- EPA Test Methods
- Chapter 115 Stakeholder Group helps the agency with air quality issues
- State plan to meet the national ozone standard
- Emissions banking and trading program
- Air permitting and registration
- Tax relief for pollution-control property
- Point source emissions inventory