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Proposed Part 232 Dry Cleaning

The Department is proposing to repeal the Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities regulation (6 NYCRR Part 232) and replace it with a revised and retitled Part 232, Dry Cleaning Facilities, which will regulate facilities that operate perchloroethylene (perc) and/or alternative solvent dry cleaning equipment. Alternative solvent dry cleaning equipment was previously regulated as a "General Process Emission Source" under 6 NYCRR Part 212. The updated regulation will add several new components to improve compliance and program delivery; reduce perc and alternative solvent emissions to the environment; address advancements in technology and changes in the industry regarding the use of alternative dry cleaning solvents; and bring New York's regulation up to date with current federal requirements.

Comment period closed

Eric Wade
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3254
Phone: (518) 402-8403
Email: Air.Regs@dec.ny.gov


More about Proposed Part 232 Dry Cleaning:

  • 6 NYCRR Part 232 Express Terms Summary - A summary of proposed changes to Part 232, Dry Cleaning Facilities
  • 6 NYCRR Part 232 Express Terms - Proposed changes to Part 232, Dry Cleaning Facilities
  • 6 NYCRR Part 232 Summary: Regulatory Impact Statement - A summary of the Regulatory Impact Statement.
  • 6 NYCRR Part 232 Regulatory Impact Statement - A general overview of the regulation detailing, among other things, the statutory authority, need for and justification of the proposal, expected cost and recordkeeping/reporting impacts, and compliance schedule.
  • 6 NYCRR Part 232 Job Impact Statement - Necessary for all regulations affecting 100 or more jobs and employment opportunities, this document details the number and categories of jobs affected, regions of the state suffering a disproportionate impact, and measures taken to minimize any impact on jobs and employment opportunities.
  • 6 NYCRR Part 232 Rural Area Flexibility Analysis - Defined as counties with populations of fewer than 200,000 people and towns in non-rural counties where population density is less than 150 people per square mile, this must state any impacts or requirements imposed upon rural areas. This must also express opportunities provided for rural citizens, businesses or organizations to participate in the rulemaking.
  • 6 NYCRR Part 232 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for Small Businesses and Local Governments - Consideration of, and steps taken by the Department, to minimize any negative impacts on small businesses (independently owned businesses wholly within New York State of 100 employees or fewer) or local governments. This includes an explanation of what opportunities were provided to these entities to participate in the rulemaking process.
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