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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 Standards for ozone.

Areas Affected

Rule Citation

30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter F, Division 4

Rule Description

  • 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.

Rule History

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.

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