NESHAP Compliance Calendar
By now every drycleaner should be familiar with the regulations credited by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to control perchloraethylene (PERC) air emissions in 1993. This rule referred to as NESHAP (National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutions) or as MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technology). Regardless of what it is called or where your facility is located, if you are a drycleaner using perchloroethylene, this regulation will affect you. This summary describes NESHAP and outlines your requirements. While the summary should help you understand whether you are affected it is not a substitute for reading and understanding the rule. MCA members receive a PDF calendar to record necessary information.