Dry Cleaner’s Manager Penalized $20,000 for PERC Violation

During inspections of a dry cleaning business, environmental enforcement officers identified tetrachloroethylene (also known as PERC) wastewater and residue in uncovered containers, in violation of the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations. The manager of the dry cleaning facility pleaded guilty to violating the Regulations. The court ordered him to pay $20,000 to the Environmental Damages Fund; to design and implement a training procedure for staff employed at this facility; and to develop a standard operating procedure for safely working with and around PERC [Hannes Rudolph, Govt. News Release, Oct. 31, 2016].