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Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations

Version of section 5 from 2006-03-22 to 2011-09-29:

 No person shall sell tetrachloroethylene to the owner or operator of a dry-cleaning machine or use tetrachloroethylene for dry cleaning unless the dry-cleaning machine

  • (a) uses the same drum for the washing, extraction, drying and aeration cycles;

  • (b) has an integral refrigerated condenser that recovers tetrachloroethylene vapour in the recirculated air from the drum of the machine;

  • (c) prevents tetrachloroethylene vapour in the drum from being vented into the atmosphere during the washing, extraction, drying and aeration cycles;

  • (d) has an integral tetrachloroethylene-water separator that recovers tetrachloroethylene from waste water;

  • (e) has a manufacturer’s design rating for tetrachloroethylene consumption equal to or less than 10 kg or 6.2 L of tetrachloroethylene per 1000 kg of clothing cleaned or, alternatively, was installed or in use prior to August 1, 2003; and

  • (f) is operated within a dry-cleaning facility that is equipped with

    • (i) a tetrachloroethylene-impermeable secondary containment system encompassing at least the entire surface under each dry-cleaning machine, tank or other container containing tetrachloroethylene, waste water or residue and capable of containing at least 110% of the capacity of the largest tank or container within the containment system, and

    • (ii) tetrachloroethylene-resistant drain plugs that are readily available to seal all floor drains into which tetrachloroethylene, waste water or residue may flow in the event of a spill.

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