Tetrachloroethylene (PERC) in Dry Cleaning at a Glance

Tetrachloroethylene (PERC) in Dry Cleaning at a Glance

Source: Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations, SOR/2003-79, made under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, S.C. 1999, c. 33.

Section 4

PERC, waste water and residue must be stored in closed containers at all times except when access is required for proper operation or maintenance.

Section 4: PERC, waste water and residue must be stored in closed containers at all times except when access is required for proper operation or maintenance.

Subparagraph 5 (f ) (i)

PERC-impermeable secondary containment must encompass at least the entire surface under each dry-cleaning machine, tank or other container containing PERC, waste water or residue and capable of containing at least 110% of the capacity of the largest tank or container in the containment system.

Subparagraph 5 (f) (i): PERC-impermeable secondary containment must encompass at least the entire surface under each dry-cleaning machine, tank or other container containing PERC, waste water or residue and capable of containing at least 110% of the capacity of the largest tank or container in the containment system.

Subparagraph 5 (f ) (ii)

PERC-resistant drain plugs to be readily available to seal all floor drains that PERC, wastewater or residue may enter in the event of a spill.

Subsection 8 (1)

Waste water must be transported to a waste management facility no less than once every 12 months or treated on-site using a system as prescribed.

Waste water must be transported to a waste management facility no less than once every 12 months or treated on-site using a system as prescribed.

Subsection 9 (1)

Residue must be transported to a waste management facility no less than once every 12 months.

 For more information, refer to the Regulations website:

www.ec.gc.ca/regs-tetra/

or contact Environment Canada at

1-800-668-6767

WARNING:

The text and the symbols used in this document and the related sticker only represent some of the obligations set out under the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations. This document and the stickers in no way reduce the obligations set out under the Regulations and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. In case of any discrepancy, the Regulations and the Act prevail over this document and the sticker. Environment Canada is not liable for any misinterpretation of this document or the sticker.

 

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