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Dry Cleaner Fees

Schedule of solvent fees and annual registration fees to be paid by dry cleaners in Texas.

Annual Dry Cleaner Registration Fees currently (from FY2006 forward) for Dry Cleaning Facilities and Drop Stations

Annual Dry Cleaner Registration Fees FY2004 & 2005 for Dry Cleaning Facilities and Drop Stations

Annual registration fees can be paid in full or paid using the installment plan.

Effective September 1, 2006, the TCEQ will no longer issue, amend, or renew permits, registrations, certifications, or licenses to an entity or person who is delinquent on penalties or fees.

Billed registration and property owner fees may be paid online through ePay.

Dry Cleaner Property Owners and Previous Dry Cleaner Property Owners

To be eligible for fund benefits, a property owner or previous property owner is required to register with the TCEQ and pay an annual registration fee of $1,500.

To avoid late fees, Dry Cleaner Property Owner or Previous Dry Cleaner Property Owner registration is required by December 31, 2007. Late fees will be assessed at the rate of $100 per month beginning Januay 1, 2008, until registration occurs.

The Dry Cleaner Property Owner and Previous Dry Cleaner Property Owner fees will be billed on a quarterly basis, at $375 per quarter. If the registration is received prior to the first billing in late-September, the first bill will be $375. Registrations received between mid-September and December 31, 2007, will be billed for two quarters ($750). Registrations received after December 31, 2007, will be billed for all past quarters and (partial quarters) since September 2007, and assessed the above-referenced late fee.

Dry Cleaner Property Owner and Previous Dry Cleaner Property Owner registration fees must continue to be paid while any corrective action under the fund is ongoing. If a property owner or previous property owner fails to pay registration fees while corrective action is ongoing, a lien can be placed on the property for the costs of the corrective action plus the amount of unpaid fees that accrue during the period of the corrective action.

After corrective action has been completed using fund money, the use of perchloroethylene is prohibited at that site.

Previous property owners do not need to register if they do not intend to receive fund benefits.

Dry Cleaner Solvent Fees

State law requires that solvent distributors collect a fee on the purchase of dry cleaning solvents at certain facilities with the exception of carbon dioxide (CO2).

The solvent fees are $20 per gallon for perchloroethylene ("perc") and $3 per gallon for other solvents.

The following table lists the types of certificates and whether solvent fees should or should not be collected.

Certificate TypeSolvent Fees Collected
Drop Station Solvent should not be delivered to a drop station.
Non-Participating Non-Perchloroethylene Drop Station Solvent should not be delivered to a drop station.
Registered
Dry Cleaning Facility
Solvent Fees should be collected from a facility with this certificate.
Participating
Non-Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facility
Solvent Fees should not be collected from a facility with this certificate, however, if perchloroethylene is delivered, it should be reported to the TCEQ.
Non-Participating
Non-Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facility
Solvent Fees should not be collected from a facility with this certificate, however, if perchloroethylene is delivered, it should be reported to the TCEQ.

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