Dry Cleaning Program - Regulatory Information

This page last reviewed May 13, 2015


On October 14, 1993, the California Air Resources Board (the Board or ARB) adopted two regulations that affect dry cleaners in California. Those regulations are codified in Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, sections 93109 and 93110. Section 93109, the Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Emissions of Perchloroethylene from Dry Cleaning Operations (Dry Cleaning ATCM), sets forth the equipment, operations and maintenance, record keeping, and reporting requirements for Perchloroethylene (perc) dry cleaning operations. Section 93110, the Environmental Training Program for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Operations (Environmental Training Program), sets forth the criteria for the ARB to approve persons or organizations to provide the training programs.

On January 25, 2007, the Board approved amendments to the Dry Cleaning ATCM and the adoption of requirements for Perc Manufacturers and distributors.  The ATCM for Emissions of Perchloroethylene Associated with Dry Cleaning Operations and Requirements for Perchloroethylene Manufacturers and Distributors will over time phase out the use of Perc dry cleaning machines and related equipment by January 1, 2023


ATCM for Emissions of Perchloroethylene Associated with Dry Cleaning Operations and Requirements for Perchloroethylene Manufacturers and Distributors


  • Final Regulation Order
    This is the regulatory text of the Amended Dry Cleaning ATCM and requirements for Perchloroethylene manufacturers and distributors.

Regulatory Workshops / Meetings

This section provides information on past workshops and meetings. For meeting materials, click on the links below.

September 2006

Public Workshop
Date: September 19, 2006
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
   
  Workshop Notice Letter - [English (PDF - 38KB)] [Korean (PDF - 44KB)]
   
  Draft Regulatory Language
  Proposed Amended ATCM (PDF - 59 KB) 
   
  Workshop Agenda (PDF - 11 KB)
   
  Staff Presentation (PDF - 104 KB)
March 2006

Public Workshop
Date: March 16, 2006
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
   
  Workshop Notice Letter - [English (PDF - 60KB)] [Korean (PDF - 73KB)]
   
  Draft Regulatory Language
  Proposed Amended ATCM (PDF - 595 KB)
   
February 2006

Public Workshop
Date: February 8, 2006
Location: Elihu Harris State Building
Room 1, 2nd Floor
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Date: February 9, 2006
Location: Air Resources Board
Annex 4 Auditorium
9480 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
   
  Workshop Notice Letter - [English (PDF - 59KB)] [Korean (PDF - 67KB)]
   
  For directions, click here (PDF - 110KB)
   
November 2005

Public Workshop
Date: November 29, 2005
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
   
Televised Location: Air Resources Board
Annex 4 Auditorium
9480 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, California 91731
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
   
  Workshop Notice Letter - [English (PDF - 82KB)] [Korean (PDF - 79KB)]
   
  Workshop Presentation (PDF - 50 KB)
   

Environmental Training Program Regulation for Perchloroethylene


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