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If you operate a dry cleaner, DEQ asks a lot of you. There are requirements for how you run your machine, how you handle your wastes, and how solvent is delivered, among other things. This FAQ lists the main things but doesn’t include all the details, so contact the DEQ Dry Cleaner Program if you have additional questions.
Yes. You need to send in a Change of Dry Cleaning Activity form to the DEQ Dry Cleaner Program if you are:
There is no cost to submit the form. However, if you’re a perc dry cleaner, you also need to contact the DEQ Air Quality program and there may be a fee to make changes to your permit.
All dry cleaning operators and/or owners of dry cleaner businesses are required to report to DEQ regarding compliance with waste minimization and air quality requirements. Each year in December, DEQ sends reporting forms to be filled out by each dry cleaner and an air quality compliance calendar for the coming year.
Fact sheet: Annual Hazardous Waste and Air Quality Compliance ReportKorean version | Vietnamese version
You must use closed, direct-coupled connectors when delivering perc to a customer’s dry cleaning machine.
Hazardous Waste ProgramEllie Brown , 503-229-6742
Air Quality Program
Environmental Cleanup ProgramNancy Cardwell , 503-229-6240
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