Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations (SOR/2003-79)

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These regulations apply to the use and sale of tetrachloroethylene (PERC) in the dry cleaning industry and include reporting requirements for the import and recycling of PERC for any purpose. They reduce releases of PERC to the environment by requiring newer, more efficient dry-cleaning machines, minimizing spills of PERC from dry cleaning facilities and managing the collection and disposal of dry cleaning residues and waste water.

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These regulations apply to the use and sale of tetrachloroethylene (PERC) in the dry cleaning industry and include reporting requirements for the import and recycling of PERC for any purpose. They reduce releases of PERC to the environment by requiring newer, more efficient dry-cleaning machines, minimizing spills of PERC from dry cleaning facilities and managing the collection and disposal of dry cleaning residues and waste water.

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Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2011-09-30. Previous Versions

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These regulations apply to the use and sale of tetrachloroethylene (PERC) in the dry cleaning industry and include reporting requirements for the import and recycling of PERC for any purpose. They reduce releases of PERC to the environment by requiring newer, more efficient dry-cleaning machines, minimizing spills of PERC from dry cleaning facilities and managing the collection and disposal of dry cleaning residues and waste water.

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Canada Gazette Part II

  • : Vol.137,No.6, PDF (3.27 MB, go to page 20)

Canada Gazette Part I

  • : Vol.135,No.33, PDF (1.58 MB, go to page 76)

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