3Hanger Supply Company, Inc. Case Settles for $5,000.00

This page last reviewed October 25th, 2013.

In September 2013, 3Hanger Supply Company, Inc., Hawthorne, (3Hanger) agreed to pay $5,000.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations. 

The Air Resources Board (ARB) identified Perchloroethylene (Perc) as a toxic air contaminant in 1991 and later adopted the Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Emissions of Perchloroethylene Associated with Dry Cleaning Operations and Requirements for Manufacturers and Distributors of Perchloroethylene (Dry Cleaning ATCM). The Dry Cleaning ATCM defines a “Perc distributor” as “any person who, directly or indirectly, sells Perc or recycled Perc to California dry cleaners.” It requires that, by January 31 of each year, Perc distributors shall report to ARB the annual gallons of Perc and recycled Perc sold to California dry cleaners from January 1 through December 31 of the previous year and requires Perc distributors to pay a per-gallon fee to ARB in accordance with a fee schedule, no later than 30 days after the issuance of an invoice from ARB. 

An inspection by ARB showed that 3Hanger failed to properly report its annual 2012 sales of Perc and failed to pay its correct fees as required by the Dry Cleaning ATCM. To settle the case, 3Hanger agreed to the $5,000.00 penalty. In addition, 3Hanger shall amend its 2012 annual report of Perc sales to California dry cleaners and submit remaining unpaid fees.