New York State Proposes New Air Regulations for Dry Cleaning Facilities

The New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation has proposed a complete revision to 6NYCRR Part 232: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities. This revision will revise the existing Rule and add additional requirements for controlling air emissions from dry cleaning establishments. Comments regarding the proposed changes can be sent to the NYS DEC by July 7th 2017. A copy of the proposed regulation is available at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/110006.html

6NYCRR Part 232: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities.

The new regulation will follow the Federal USEPA Guidelines for facilities, including the ban on siting facilities in residential buildings. New requirements for facilities using alternative solvents, in lieu of perchloroethylene, are established, and deadlines for removal of older equipment and unapproved solvents is provided.

Hearings for the proposed rule will be held prior to the end of the comment period. Hearings will be held at 6:00PM as follows:

  • June 27th at NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, PA Room 129A/B, Albany
  • June 28th at Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew
  • June 29th at SUNY, Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Room B02, Stony Brook
  • June 30th at NYS DOT, 47-40 21 Street, Room 834, Long Island City

Comments can be submitted to Eric Wade, NYSDEC, Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3254 or emailed to Air.Regs@dec.ny.gov .

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, discussing your situation with an environmental consulting professional can alleviate uncertainty and ensure your existing and future Dry Cleaning Facility air emissions comply with the NYSDEC Regulations. Walden has the experience and know how to help you obtain the required permits, and stay in compliance, so give us a call at 516-624-7200.

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