Controlling VOC Emissions from Petroleum Dry Cleaning Systems
- 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% 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