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Environmental Protection Act
Loi sur la protection de l’environnement

ONTARIO REGULATION 323/94

DRY CLEANERS

Consolidation Period: From January 1, 2011 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 470/10.

This Regulation is made in English only.

1. (1) In this Regulation,

“authorizing certificate” has the same meaning as in subsection 2 (1) of the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009;

“dry cleaning equipment” means any device used to clean material with dry cleaning solvent or to remove residual dry cleaning solvent from previously cleaned material;

“dry cleaning solvent” means,

(a) perchloroethylene,

(b) methyl chloroform, and

(c) petroleum solvents;

“out-of-province regulatory authority” has the same meaning as in subsection 2 (1) of the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009;

“trained person” means a person who has, within the preceding five years,

(a) successfully completed a course approved by the Director in the management of contaminants and wastes in connection with the operation of dry cleaning equipment,

(b) otherwise satisfied the Director that he or she is qualified to manage contaminants and wastes in connection with the operation of dry cleaning equipment, or

(c) satisfied the Director that he or she holds a valid authorizing certificate that is in good standing issued by an out-of-province regulatory authority in respect of operating dry cleaning equipment in a commercial establishment. O. Reg. 323/94, s. 1; O. Reg. 470/10, s. 1.

(2) For the purposes of this Regulation, the operation of dry cleaning equipment includes the use, maintenance, servicing and repair of dry cleaning equipment, the removal from dry cleaning equipment of residues that are dry cleaning solvents or contain dry cleaning solvents, the handling and other management of such residues and the making of arrangements for the recycling or disposal of such residues. O. Reg. 323/94, s. 1.

2. (1) No person shall operate dry cleaning equipment at a commercial establishment unless a trained person works full-time at the establishment.

(2) No person shall operate dry cleaning equipment at a commercial establishment if the trained person who works full-time at the establishment has been absent from work for a period exceeding 12 consecutive weeks and remains absent.

(3) Despite subsection (1), if the trained person who works full-time at a commercial establishment ceases to do so, a person may operate dry cleaning equipment at the establishment for a period of 12 consecutive weeks. O. Reg. 323/94, s. 2.

3. Every trained person who works full-time at a commercial establishment shall ensure that all operation of dry cleaning equipment at the establishment is carried out in a way that minimizes the discharge of contaminants into the natural environment. O. Reg. 323/94, s. 3.

4. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation). O. Reg. 323/94, s. 4.