In December 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a final risk determination for Perchloroethylene (Perc). Since the 1970s, Perc has been one of the most studied and reviewed man-made chemicals with regard to human and environmental risk associated with its use. Over the years, perc drycleaners have seen increased scrutiny with its use, including phase outs of older equipment technologies, additional reporting requirements and increased risk management controls.
Comments from Mobilized Members Saved the Day
The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) and California Cleaners Association (CCA) mobilized members to defeat a proposed ban on drycleaning bags in the city of Los Angeles.
DLI and CCA learned about the city’s proposed ban about one week before the city’s December 1 vote. DLI and CCA immediately worked to mobilize members and share comments in defense of the industry’s use of poly bags.
Critical races in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have been certified, which has also determined party control of each chamber. This presentation by the Squire Patton Boggs law firm provides analysis on what the election likely means for a host of policy areas – both in the 2022 Lame Duck session and in the 118th Congress beginning in January.
Drycleaning has a new boogeyman in the form of so-called “forever chemicals” hitching rides into your business on garments. Delanie Breuer, and environmental attorney and shareholder with Reinhart, Boerner Van Deuran explained potential concerns for DLI members and the garment care industry in general in her October 5 presentation “Could PFAS Contamination Impact Your Business.” Here are some takeaways from her presentation, a recording of which is available in the On-Demand Webinar Library in the Members Only Section of DLIonline.org.