Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process.
Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public
soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the
Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes,
statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect.
If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has
not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already
been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes
made to the current law.
(415 ILCS 5/22.57)
Perchloroethylene in drycleaning.
(a) For the purposes of this Section:
"Drycleaning" means the process of cleaning clothing, garments, textiles, fabrics, leather goods, or other like articles using a nonaqueous solvent.
"Drycleaning machine" means any machine, device, or other equipment used in drycleaning.
"Drycleaning solvents" means solvents used in drycleaning.
"Perchloroethylene drycleaning machine" means a drycleaning machine that uses perchloroethylene.
"Primary control system" means a refrigerated condenser or an equivalent closed-loop vapor recovery system that reduces the concentration of perchloroethylene in the recirculating air of a perchloroethylene drycleaning machine.
"Refrigerated condenser" means a closed-loop vapor recovery system into which perchloroethylene vapors are introduced and trapped by cooling below the dew point of the perchloroethylene.
"Secondary control system" means a device or apparatus that reduces the concentration of perchloroethylene in the recirculating air of a perchloroethylene drycleaning machine at the end of the drying cycle beyond the level achievable with a refrigerated condenser alone.
(b) Beginning January 1, 2013:
(1) Perchloroethylene drycleaning machines in
operation on the effective date of this Section that have a primary control system but not a secondary control system can continue to be used until the end of their useful life, provided that perchloroethylene drycleaning machines that do not have a secondary control system cannot be operated at a facility other than the facility at which they were located on the effective date of this Section.
(2) Except as allowed under paragraph (1) of
subsection (b) of this Section, no person shall install or operate a perchloroethylene drycleaning machine unless the machine has a primary control system and a secondary control system.
(c) No person shall operate a drycleaning machine unless all of the following are met:
(1) During the operation of any perchloroethylene
drycleaning machine, a person who has successfully completed all continuing education requirements adopted by the Board pursuant to Section 12 of the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Act is present at the facility where the machine is located.
(2) For drycleaning facilities where one or more
perchloroethylene drycleaning machines are used, proof of successful completion of all training required by the Board pursuant to Section 12 of the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Act is maintained at the drycleaning facility. Proof of successful completion of the training must be made available for inspection and copying by the Agency or units of local government during normal business hours. Training used to satisfy paragraph (3) of subsection (b) of Section 60 of the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Act may also be used to satisfy training requirements under this Section to the extent that the training meets the requirements of the Board rules.
(3) All of the following secondary containment
(A) There is a containment dike or other
containment structure around each machine, item of equipment, drycleaning area, and portable waste container in which any drycleaning solvent is utilized, which shall be capable of containing leaks, spills, or releases of drycleaning solvent from that machine, item, area, or container. The containment dike or other containment structure shall be capable of at least the following: (i) containing a capacity of 110% of the drycleaning solvent in the largest tank or vessel within the machine; (ii) containing 100% of the drycleaning solvent of each item of equipment or drycleaning area; and (iii) containing 100% of the drycleaning solvent of the largest portable waste container or at least 10% of the total volume of the portable waste containers stored within the containment dike or structure, whichever is greater. Petroleum underground storage tank systems that are upgraded in accordance with USEPA upgrade standards pursuant to 40 CFR Part 280 for the tanks and related piping systems and use a leak detection system approved by the USEPA or the Agency are exempt from this subparagraph (A).
(B) Those portions of diked floor surfaces on
which a drycleaning solvent may leak, spill, or otherwise be released have been sealed or otherwise rendered impervious.
(C) All chlorine-based drycleaning solvent is
delivered to the drycleaning facility by means of closed, direct-coupled delivery systems.
(Source: P.A. 101-400, eff. 7-1-20