Air Pollution – Dry Cleaner Retrofits
Purpose of Funding
To address the health risk potential for sensitive receptors for emissions from the perchloroethylene dry cleaning industry, and to encourage a transition to less toxic dry cleaning chemicals and processes.
Source of Funding
Dedicated Settlement Funds
Who is Eligible
Dry Cleaning vendors that utilize perchloroethylene as a solvent in their dry cleaning equipment
Qualifications Required for Consideration
To be eligible for a reimbursement grant, the dry cleaning facility must complete the reimbursement application and also submit a W-9 with the application. Once reviewed and eligibility is confirmed by the Department, the facility and the Department must execute a contract detailing all of the requirements for the reimbursement grant. The Department must verify that the equipment to be removed meets the qualifications for this reimbursement grant. The Department must also verify that the equipment installed meets the requirements for the reimbursement grant. Once the requirements for the reimbursement grant, including removal and installation of qualifying equipment, have been completed, the Department will issue a payment for the approved reimbursement grant amount.
The removal of a perchloroethylene dry cleaning system, and replacing that system with a non-perchloroethylene (hydrocarbon or professional wet cleaning) system either at the current business location, or at a new business location. The owner/operator must remain the same. The removal of a third generation perchloroethylene dry cleaning system, and replacing that system with a fourth generation perchloroethylene system or a non-perchloroethylene (hydrocarbon or professional wet cleaning) system either at the current business location, or at a new business location. The owner/operator must remain the same. Removal of a fourth generation perchloroethylene dry cleaning system from a facility that is co-residential without installation of any new equipment.
Number of grants limited due to available funding
Applications reviewed based on date received and as funding permits. Grant amounts are determined utilizing Attachment 1 found in the Grant Application package under www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/dcgapplication_package.pdf
For More Information or to Request an Application, Contact
Edward Choromanski, Director
Division of Air and Hazardous Materials Enforcement
401 East State Street, 4th Floor, East Wing
PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625 – 420