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Dry Cleaners: Compliance Resources

Requirements for dry cleaning facilities that use perchloroethylene and petroleum.

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2008 MACT Requirements for PERC Facilities

Effective July 27, 2008, owners and operators of facilities using perchloroethylene (PERC or PCE) solvents must comply with new requirements and standards.

New 2011 Requirements for Petroleum Facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Effective May 21, 2011, dry cleaning facilities in Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties that use a hydrocarbon dry cleaning solvent manufactured through petroleum distillation, such as naphtha and Stoddard solvent, must comply with new standards and requirements.

Other Air Resources


  • Am I a Public Water System?  If you have a private well, you may be a public water system.
  • You're a Public Water System…Now What? (RG-496) – A guide for rules and regulations that apply to public water systems, especially for those who may have recently learned they own a PWS.
  • Permitting a Septic System You must check with your local permitting authority, and you can use a septic system for toilet and kitchen wastewater only.  Process water is prohibited.
  • If you are connected to a sewer system, contact your local Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) before discharging to their system. 
  • If you are not connected to a POTW, you may containerize your wastewater for disposal, apply for an industrial re-use authorization, or apply for an individual permit. 

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Where can I find more information and assistance?

The TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance Section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to comply with state environmental regulations. Call us at 800-447-2827 or visit our Web page at

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