SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 320 - PETROLEUM SOLVENT DRY CLEANERS
(Adopted 2/24/1975, readopted 10/23/1978, revised 6/11/1979)

A. A "dry cleaning operation" means that process by which an organic solvent is used in the commercial cleaning of garments and other fabric materials.

B. Any dry cleaning establishment that uses solvents containing 4% or more by volume of any photochemically-reactive solvent, except perchloroethylene or any saturated halogenated hydrocarbon, shall reduce the emissions of the discharged organics by 90% by use of activated carbon adsorption or other appropriate means.

C. Effective July 1, 1979 a person shall not operate any dry cleaning equipment which uses petroleum-based solvent unless:

D. A person shall not operate any dry cleaning equipment which uses petroleum-based solvent unless all exhaust gases from drying tumblers and cabinets are vented through a carbon adsorber or other control device which reduces the total emissions of hydrocarbon vapors to the atmosphere during the entire drying cycle by at least 90% by weight.

E. Reporting Requirements

On or before February 1 of each year, any person using petroleum-based dry cleaning solvent for dry cleaning shall report to the Control Officer the quantity of solvent used in the previous calendar year.