Federal, State, and Local Policies Addressing Chemical Emissions from Dry Cleaners: Opportunities for Reducing Exposure at Child Care Facilities
Tobie Bernstein
Date Released
July 2020

This report describes some of the federal, state, and local laws and regulations that have been established to reduce the potential health risks posed by the use of perchloroethylene (perc or PCE) at dry cleaners, with a focus on policies that can help reduce exposures at nearby child care facilities and other sensitive land uses. The information is provided to assist policymakers, advocates, and others in further developing and implementing policies and programs in the areas of environmental protection, health, land use, and child care licensing.

Legionella Management in Building Water Systems

Developments in State Policy



  • Background – Legionella and Indoor Air Quality
  • Scope of this Policy Brief
  • Recent Industry Standards and Guidelines for Controlling Legionella in Building Water Systems
  • Federal, State and Local Policies Requiring Building Water Management Plans and Programs
  • Other Policy Strategies Not Covered in this Policy Brief

Background – Legionella and Indoor Air Quality

RCRA and Retail: Considering the Fate of Consumer Aerosol Cans
Environmental Law Institute
Date Released
May 2018
RCRA and Retail: Considering the Fate of Consumer Aerosol Cans

Minimizing waste generation includes diverting waste streams to reuse and recycling as well as recapturing materials. In devising new approaches for the management of materials and the diversion of wastes under RCRA, federal regulators can draw on their knowledge and years of experience working with particular sectors and materials. In the retail sector, managing discarded and returned consumer aerosol cans can hit the "tripwire" for RCRA ignitability, requiring their management as hazardous waste.