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, DSCA Required Minimum Management Practices 15A NCAC 02S .0202 [English] [Korean] [Spanish]40 CFR 63 (Subpart M)- National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Drycleaning Facilities40 CFR Part 60 (Subpart JJJ) - Standards of Performance for Petroleum Drycleaners, and 40 CFR Parts 260-262 - Hazardous Waste Management Regulations. Consolidation of multiple regulatory authorities allows one program in DENR to ensure compliance with all environmental requirements, and gives dry cleaners and the public a single DENR point-of-contact for compliance questions or concerns.  

DSCA Compliance Unit staff conduct educational outreach visits and full inspections across the state.  Through educational assistance and inspections, the Compliance Unit helps ensure that owners/operators understand and adhere to practices that prevent future releases of dry-cleaning solvent to the environment.  The DSCA program’s perchloroethylene (perc) compliance calendar provides all applicable rules, recordkeeping, guidance and reference information in one document for the convenience of facility owners and operators.  Compliance calendars for both current and past years can be found at link below.

DSCA Compliance Inspectors Regional Map

Compliance Calendars and Inspection Checklists


For additional information please contact:  

Eric Swope, Compliance Unit Supervisor- (919)803-7951

Compliance Unit Staff

Where We Are On Google Maps


Compliance Status Notification Form
DSCA Emergency Information Form [English] [Korean] [Spanish]
EPA Form 8700-12 ( Hazardous Waste Generator )
Facility Status / Change of Ownership Notification


DSCA Required Minimum Management Practices 15A NCAC 02S .0202 [English] [Korean] [Spanish]
40 CFR (Subpart M)- National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Drycleaning Facilities
40 CFR Part 40 (Subpart JJJ) - Standards of Performance for Petroleum Drycleaners
40 CFR Part 260-262 - Hazardous Waste Management Regulations 


Dry-cleaning Solvent Classifications and Taxes
EPA General Recommended Operating and Maintenance Practices for Dry Cleaning Equipment (Only for Use When Manufacturers' Information Is Unavailable)
EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Summary Chart
EPA Small Business Guide to Managing Your Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Waste Generator Regulations (A User-Friendly Reference Document)
EPA Guide For Perc Cleaners [English] [Korean]


Dry-cleaning Waste Disposal Companies
Fluorescent Lamp Disposal Companies


North Carolina Association of Launderers and Cleaners
States Coalition for the Remediation of Drycleaners