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DSCA Compliance Unit
The DSCA Compliance Unit administers a compliance inspection and enforcement program to ensure active dry-cleaning facilities and wholesale distribution facilities are compliant with applicable regulations. Consolidation of multiple regulatory authorities allows one program in DEQ to ensure compliance with all environmental requirements, and gives dry cleaners and the public a state point-of-contact for compliance questions or concerns.
Beginning in 2022, the compliance calendar for petroleum and alternative solvent dry cleaners was discontinued and replaced with a voluntary self-inspection checklist. The checklist will be used to acknowledge compliance with environmental regulations, specifically the DSCA Minimum Management Practices (MMPs) and will be used to assist staff with prioritizing inspections. The DSCA Program requests that the checklist be submitted by the end of January each year. The complete package that was mailed to petroleum and alternative solvent dry cleaners in May 2022 can be found here.
The DSCA Program received a request to provide an interpretation of the DSCA rules in 15A NCAC 02S as it pertains to the following: "Can used perchloroethylene (perc) solvent reclaimed from perc dry-cleaner A be legally transported to dry-cleaner B for purposes of introducing the used perc into a dry-cleaning machine?" The program provided an interpretation and response to this question on April 3, 2019.