United States
             Environmental Protection
             Pollution Prevention
             and Toxics,
September 1997
Resource Guide for
Garment and Textile
Care Professionals
                                     Printed on paper that contains at least 20 percent
                                     postconsumer fiber.

About  This  Booklet
    This booklet is part of a series of U.S.
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
publications on garment and textile care industry
issues, alternative technologies, and research
initiatives. Covering a wide range of topics and
organizations, the printed and electronic
information resources listed in this booklet will
help garment and textile care professionals and
others learn more about issues currently facing
the industry.

By staying on top of developments within the
industry, garment and textile care professionals can
improve their operations and bottom line, while
contributing to a healthy environment and safer
workplace. As consumers increasingly choose
"green" products and services, garment and textile
care professionals who consider the health and
environmental impacts of their business decisions are
more likely to meet the challenges of today's
competitive marketplace.

Although this booklet is not a complete list of
resources and organizations, it does offer a
starting point for exploring issues regarding the
professional garment and textile care industry.
  EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE)  Program

  The Design for the Environment (DfE) Program harnesses EPA's expertise and leadership to facilitate
  Information exchange and research on risk reduction and pollution prevention efforts. Working with
  businesses and industries on a voluntary basis, DfE strives to:

  »  Assist businesses in incorporating environmental concerns into decision-making processes.

  »  Work with specific industries to evaluate the risks, performance, and costs of alternative chemicals,
     processes, and technologies.

  »  Help individual businesses undertake environmental design efforts through the application of
     specific tools and methods.

  DfE partners include representatives from industry, professional institutions and associations, academia,
  environmental groups, labor groups, public interest groups, and other government agencies.

  The DfE Garment and Textile Care Program is a voluntary collaboration between the garment and
  textile care industry, environmental groups, and U.S. EPA, dedicated to reducing risks and preventing
  pollution associated with dry cleaning chemicals. Specifically, the program has focused on the risks,
  costs, and performance of traditional dry cleaning operations in an effort to help garment and textile
  care professionals incorporate environmental concerns into both their day-to-day and long-term
  business decisions. Toward this end, EPA is also evaluating alternative technologies such as machine wet
  cleaning, liquid CO2, and ultrasonics.

  For more information on the DfE Garment and Textile Care Program, please call the Program Helpline
  at 888 249-8883, or 703 841-4819 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

EPA Publications	 3

EPA Internet Resources	 5
Df E Garment and Textile Care Homepage	5
OECA/ORD Network	5

Other Government
Resources	 6

Organizational Resources  ... 8
National Trade Associations	8
Regional Associations 	9
Public Interest Groups 	10
Research and Technical Assistance
 Organizations 	10
University and College Programs 	12
Labor Unions	12
Other Nongovernment Resources	13

Other Internet Resources ...  13

Periodical Publications	..  14

EPA Regional Offices  ..	  14

EPA Publications
    The following publications focusing on the
    garment care industry can be obtained, at no
charge, from EPA's Pollution Prevention
Information Clearinghouse at:

  Pollution Prevention
  Information Clearinghouse
  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  401 M Street, SW. (7409)
  Washington, DC 20460
  Phone: 202 260-1023
  Fax: 202 260-4659

Design for the Environment:
Garment and Textile Care Program
Fact Sheet
EPA744-F-93-004, (August '97)
2 pages
This fact sheet provides an up-to-date description
of EPA's DfE Garment and Textile Care Program
and research efforts. Also available in Korean.

Common Questions About Dry
EPA744-K-96-003, {December '97)
16 pages
This booklet addresses some of the potential
health and environmental concerns with perc, and
attempts to  answer questions that consumers may
have about dry cleaning. The booklet also
provides information on alternative garment care
technologies such as wet cleaning (available late

Wet  Cleaning
EPA744-K-96-002, (May'97)
16 Pages
This booklet offers a summary of the
alternative  technology known as machine wet
cleaning, and lists garment care facilities
nationwide that  offer this service. Also
available in Korean.
Training Curriculum for Alternative
Clothes Cleaning
EPA744-R-97-004a (Vol. I: Curriculum)
115 pages
EPA744-R-97-004b (Vol. II: Instructor's Manual and
Presentation Materials)
192 pages

This training course teaches garment care
professionals and staff about wet cleaning.
Developed by the University of Massachusetts
Toxics Use Reduction Institute, this course
explains how wet cleaning works and how to
operate a wet cleaning facility. The course also
explains how to convert a dry cleaning facility to a
wet cleaning facility.

Proceedings: Apparel Care and the
Technologies and Labeling
219 pages
This proceedings document is a record of a
conference held in September 1996, between key
stakeholders to learn about and discuss
developments in alternative technologies and care
labeling. These proceedings include transcribed
presentations, copies of visual aids presented
during the conference, and a summary of
discussion sessions.

Plain English Guide for Perc Dry
Cleaners: A Step-by-Step Approach to
Understanding Federal
Environmental Regulations
English: EPA305-B-96-002, Korean: EPA305-B-97-001
64 pages
This document summarizes the national
environmental regulations that apply to garment
care professionals who use perc, and provides a
step-by-step approach to compliance.

Multimedia Inspection Guidance for
Dry Cleaning Facilities
100 pages
This inspection manual was developed to assist
field personnel in state, local, and EPA regional
offices in conducting multimedia inspections of
garment care facilities that use perc.

Dry Cleaning Sector Compliance
80 pages

This document outlines EPA's strategy to
provide compliance assistance to the perc
garment care industry. It provides a background
of the industry and describes primary compliance
issues. This document is meant to help federal,
state, and local regulators understand the
specific compliance needs and challenges of the
garment care industry.

Profile of the Dry Cleaning Industry
84 pages
This document provides information on all
aspects of the garment care industry, including
general industry information, industrial processes
used, pollution prevention techniques, pollutant
release data, regulatory requirements, and
examples of current EPA initiatives geared toward
the garment care industry. This document can
also be found on the Web at (http://es.inel.gov/
comply/sector/ index.html).

Chemicals in the Environment:
2 pages
This brochure explains what perc is, how it is
used, and what happens once it enters the
Summary of a Report on
Multiprocess Wet Cleaning
10 pages
This booklet summarizes the results of the initial
research comparing multiprocess wet cleaning and
dry cleaning presented in the Report on
Multiprocess Wet Cleaning (EPA744-R-93-004).
Also available in Korean.

Multiprocess Wet Cleaning: Cost and
Performance Comparison of
Conventional Dry Cleaning and an
Alternative Process
186 pages

This technical report explains the results of
research done in 1993 on the performance and
cost of multiprocess wet cleaning vs. dry cleaning.
This research was one of the first studies done on
alternative cleaning methods.

International Roundtable on
Pollution Prevention and Control in
the Drycleaning Industry
302 pages

This proceedings document is a record of a
conference held May 27-28, 1992, in Falls Church,
Virginia, to identify options for reducing
exposures to perc in the garment care industry.

EPA  Internet


    The Internet is a convenient tool for
    researching nearly any topic, including
garment care. Because homepages are constantly
revised, up-to-the-minute information can be
accessed soon after it is posted. Garment care
professionals who wish to stay informed about
developments within their industry may want to
consider learning more about the options available
on the Internet.

Searching the Internet for information is simple.
Topics can be accessed using "keywords."
Someone interested in learning more about wet
cleaning technologies, for example, can key in
wet cleaning, and your "browser" software will
search the Internet for any site that contains
these words. The user then has the option to
visit the sites found in the search by selecting
the name of the site.

Design for the Environment Garment
and Textile Care Homepage
The DfE Garment and Textile Care Homepage is
located at (http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/
garment/garment Jitml). The garment care page
contains online versions of most of the EPA
publications listed on pages 3 and 4 of this guide,
as well as information on upcoming events,
project partners, and links to other related sites.
EPA's DfE Program helps businesses incorporate
environmental considerations into the design and
redesign of products, processes, and technical and
management systems.

Office of Enforcement and
Compliance Assurance (OECA)/Off ice
of Research and Development (ORD)
This network, also known as Enviro$en$e, is an
interagency-supported system operated by OECA and
ORD. The network allows regulators, the regulated
commuruty, technical experts, and the general public
to share information regarding pollution prevention
and innovative technology; environmental
enforcement and compliance assistance,- laws,
Executive orders, regulations, and policies; points of
contact for services and equipment; and other related
topics. The network houses industrial sector
notebooks on 18 major industries, including garment
care at (http://esJnel.gov/comply/sector/indexJitml).
The garment care sector notebook includes:

  •  A comprehensive environmental profile of
     the industry.
  •  Industrial process information.
  •  Pollution prevention techniques.
  •  Pollutant release data.
  •  Regulatory requirements.
  •  A compliance and enforcement history of
     the industry.
  •  Innovative programs.
  •  Contact names for further information.

Additional information on garment care can be found
by contacting the OECA/ORD technical information
page at (http://esonel.gov/techinEo/techinfoJitml),

•  Fact Sheet: Dry Cleaning and Waste Reduction
    Page provides tips on better garment care work

•  Dry Cleaning Industry Page outlines steps that
    garment care professionals can take to ensure
    proper perc separation in water separators.

•  Filter Drying Units Studied for Use at Dry
    Cleaners Page describes a study measuring the
    efficiency of carbon adsorption technology.

 Other Government


 •  EPA, in partnership with the garment care
    industry and others, is examining
    alternatives to traditional garment care and
    providing support to garment care
    professionals who want to reduce their
    exposure to perc.

    401 M Street, SW.
    Washington, DC 20460

    Cindy Stroup, DfE Program
    202 260-3889

    George Smith,  Emissions Standards Division
    919 541-1549
    Joyce Chandler, Office of Enforcement and
    Compliance Assurance
    202 564-7073
    Toll-Free Helpline
    888 249-8883
    Helpline E-mail Address: dfe_gtcp@cais.net

    EPA has established a toll-free helpline for
    garment and textile care professionals to
    call with questions about compliance,
    alternative technologies, and other
    technical issues.

•   National Institute of Occupational Safety and
    Health (NIOSH) is charged with researching
    health and safety aspects of industry and
    generating information from its findings. In its
    work with the garment care industry, NIOSH
    is conducting studies on the machines
    currently used, potential retrofits, associated
    work practices, and the effects of perc

    4676 Columbia Parkway
    Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998
    Gary S. Earnest
    513 841-4370 or 800 35-NIOSH (64674)
 Occupational Safety and Health
 Administration (OSHA) is evaluating the
 industries affected by the reduction of perc
 permissible exposure limits, one of which is
 the garment and textile care industry. OSHA's
 research efforts focus on reducing worker
 exposure to perc, assessing technologies in
 terms of exposure levels, and investigating
 viable substitutes.

 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 3718
 Washington, DC 20210

 Lyn Penniman, Office of Health Standards
 202 219-7111, Ext. 135

 Paul Bolon, Office of Regulatory Analysis
 202 219-7283
Environment Canada, the Canadian
equivalent of EPA, has general information
about such issues as Canadian environmental
assessments, national water research,
pollution data, and climate information. It
also has published a workbook for garment
care professionals called The Green Team,
which outlines better work practices and
pollution prevention ideas that garment care
professionals can implement to reduce
workers' exposure to perc.

25 Saint Claire Street, East
Toronto, ON M4T 1M2
Brad Gumming
416 739-5883
416 739-4251 fax

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is
responsible for enforcing the Care Labeling
Rule, which informs consumers about proper
cleaning methods for garments they buy, and
helps consumers and garment care
professionals clean products without
damaging them. FTC is also considering
modification of the Care Labeling Rule to
permit the use of garment labels that allow for
professional wet cleaning when appropriate.
The latest developments on the amendment of
the Care Labeling Rule are posted on the
FTC's homepage at http://www.ftc.gov.

Federal Trade Commission
601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Room 4302 (S)
Washington, DC 20580
Stephen Ecklund, Bureau of Consumer
202 326-2558 fax

U.S. Small Business Administration's Small
Business Development Center (SBDC)
Program provides management assistance to
current and prospective small business
owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to
small businesses by providing a wide variety
of information and guidance in central and
easily accessible branch locations. For a
complete list of SBDCs nationwide, call 202
205-6766. The following SBDC contacts
specialize in environmental assistance.

Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs
620 East Adams
Springfield, IL 62701
Mark Enstrom

University of Kentucky
Business and Economics Building, Room 235
Lexington, KY 40506
Greg Copley
606 257-7668
University of Nebraska at Omaha
1313 Farnam Street, Suite 132
Omaha, NE 68182
Rick Yoder

University of Nevada in Reno
College of Business Administration/032
Reno, NV 89557-0100
Kevin Dick

University of Pennsylvania
3733 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Christopher Lynch
215 898-1219

Dallas County Community College
1402 Corinth Street, Suite 1520
Dallas, TX 75215
Ron Gordon
214 860-5822

Vermont Technical College
P.O. Box 422
Randolph, VT 05060
Peter Crawford
802 728-9101

Department of Economic Development
901 East Byrd Street, Suite 1900
Richmond, VA 23219-0446
Lawrence Roberts
804 786-8087

71/T any nongovernment organizations can provide
JL T Ahelpful service for garment care professionals
and others interested in garment care issues. These
service organizations range from national trade
associations to public interest groups. Listings
include contact names, phone and fax numbers, and
web site addresses where applicable.

National Trade Associations
   Canadian Cleaners & Launderers Allied Trade

   299 Mill Road
   Suite 2108
   Etobicoke, ON M9C 4V9
   Steve Freeman, President
   416 622-7442

   Canadian Fabricare Association

   P.O. Box 24026
   Kitchener, ON N2M 5P1
   V.W. (Vic) Vandermolen, Executive Director
   519 576-4500
   519 576-8869 fax

   Canadian Laundry & Linen Institute

   P.O. Box 2277, Station A
   London, ON  N6A 4E9
   519 434-6261
   519 434-6261 fax

   Canadian Research Institute of Launderers
   and Cleaners

   135 Ottawa Street, South
   Kitchener, ON N2G3T1
   Bill Renaud, President
   416 620-1207

   Cleaners and Launderers Association

   P.O. Box 924135
   Houston, TX 77292
   Jean Warnke, Secretary
   713 468-1245
Coin Laundry Association

1315 Butterfield Road, Suite 212
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Doug Ewald, Chairman
630 963-5547
630 963-5864 fax

Federation of Korean Drycleaners Association

54 East Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
Moon Jong Chung, President
203 966-8192
203 966-3609 fax

International Drycleaners Congress

343 Salem Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
William Pulley, Executive Director
800 442-6848
617 224-0166 fax

International Fabricare Institute

12251 Tech Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904
William Fisher, Chief Executive Officer
301 622-1900, Ext. 113
301 236-9320 fax

Korean Dry Cleaners Business Group

4715 Commerce Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
Max; Oh, President
301 654-1500

National Coalition of Petroleum Dry Cleaners

6000 Executive Boulevard
Suite 201
Rockville, MD 20852-3803
Sam Carraway
301 468-2550
301 881-6572 fax

Neighborhood Cleaners Association-

252 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
William Seitz, Executive Director
212 967-3002
212 967-2240 fax

•  Non Affiliated Drycleaners Alliance
   7950 Henry Avenue
   Suite 5A
   Philadelphia, PA 19128-3005
   Scott R. Alloway
   215 482-4036

•  Uniform and Textile Service Association
   1300 North 17th Street
   Suite 750
   Arlington, VA 22209
   David Hobson, President
   703 247-2600

Regional Associations

•  California Fabricate Institute
   The Messersmith Group
   17301 Street
   Suite 240
   Sacramento, CA 95814
   Lee Adler, CAE
   916 443-9023 or 916 443-0986
   916 443-8065 fax
Northeast Fabricare Association

343 Salem Street
Charles Anton, President
800 442-6848
617 224-0166 fax
(Serving Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New
Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Vermont,
New Hampshire, and Maine)

Northwest Drycleaners Association

3425 Vernhardson Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Deborah Rechnitz, Executive Director
800 676-9322
206 851-6327
253 858-2013 fax
(Serving Washington, Alaska, and Idaho)

Rocky Mountain Fabricare Association

2150 West 29th Avenue
Suite 310
Denver, CO 80211
Gary Leeper, Executive Director
303 433-4446
303 458-0002 fax
(Serving Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming)
    Mid-America Fabricare Association

    3305 Jamison Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63139
    Dennis Loomis, Executive Director
    314 644-9513 fax
    (Serving Kansas and Missouri)
    Mid-Atlantic Cleaners & Launderers

    15435 Eagle Tavern Lane
    Centreville, VA 22020
    Don Coleman, President
    703 222-9828
    703 222-1258 fax
    (Serving Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia,
    and Washington, DC)
South Central Fabricare Association

812 North President Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Jim Shepherd, President
601 352-4291
(Serving Louisiana and Mississippi)
Southeastern Fabricare Association

500 Sugar Mill Road
Suite 200-A
Atlanta, GA 30350
Joel Desech, Executive Director
770 998-9900
770 998-1441 fax
(Serving Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and
South Carolina)

•  Southwest Drycleaners Association

    1800 NE. Loop 410, Suite 308
    San Antonio, TX 78210
    Andrew Stanley Jr., CAE, Executive Director
    210 826-4684
    (Serving Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma,
    and Texas)

Public Interest Groups

•  Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer
    Reports, is a nonprofit organization
    established to provide consumers with
    information and advice  on goods, services,
    health, and personal finance, and to initiate
    and cooperate with individual and group
    efforts to maintain and enhance the quality of
    life for consumers.

    101 Truman Avenue
    Yonkers, NY 10703-1057
    Barbara  Warren
   Greenpeace, a nonprofit research and
   advocacy organization, will issue a new report
   on garment care and the role of alternative
   technologies in the fall of 1997. The report,
   tentatively titled, Out of Fashion: Transition
   to a Toxic-free Fabric Care Industry,
   champions wet cleaning and looks ahead to
   innovations such as liquid carbon dioxide and
   other nontoxic cleaning methods.

   847 West Jackson Boulevard, Seventh Floor
   Chicago, IL 60607
   Dave DeRosa
   312 563-6099 fax

   Healthy Alternatives to Perc Project provides
   Korean-American garment care professionals
   with accurate and timely information about
   new alternatives and technologies that could
   enhance business operations, as well as create
   healthy environments.

   Korean Youth & Community Center
   680 South Wilton Place
   Los Angeles, CA 90005
   Jenni Cho, Program Manager
   213 365-7400, Ext. 144
 Research and Technical
 Assistance Organizations

 •  CAMP, Inc. (formerly Cleveland Advanced
    Manufacturing Program), a nonprofit
    organization based in the Cleveland, Ohio
    area, has a 2-year plan to reduce the release of
    perc in the Great Lakes Basin. With help from
    the Center for Neighborhood Technology,
    CAMP provides resources to assist garment
    care professionals interested in wet cleaning
    as an alternative to using perc.

    18554 Haskins Road
    Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
    Joseph Chadbourne
    440 543-7303
    440 543-7160 fax

 •  Center for Emissions Control is a chemical
    industry-funded clearinghouse that distributes
    information on technologies for controlling
    the release of chlorinated solvents (as used by
    the garment care industry) into the
    environment.  A booklet called The Safe
    Handling of Perchloroethylene Drycleaning
    Solvent can be ordered free of charge.

    2001 L Street, NW.
    Suite 506A
    Washington, DC 20036
    Steve Risotto
    800 835-5520 or 202 785-4374
    202 833-0381 fax

•  Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), a
    nonprofit, educational and technical support
    organization, is a stakeholder in the DfE
    Garment and Textile Care Program. CNT has
    developed a report on a wet cleaning
    demonstration shop, the Greener Cleaner, that
    includes financial and performance data. A
    promotional video on wet cleaning called Wet
    Cleaning: the Wave of the Future is also

    2125 West North Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60647
    Sylvia Ewing Hoover
    773 278-4800, Ext. 129
    773 278-3840 fax

Cuyahoga Community College Fabricate
Technology Center, opening Fall 1997, will be
a comprehensive source of technology
transfer, training, and information for the
garment care industry. The center will provide
services and support in both traditional and
emerging technologies. As the center
develops, it will provide outreach at both the
state and national levels.

The Small Business Environmental
Assistance Center
Cuyahoga Community College
2415 Woodland Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Sharon Fain

Ecology Action is a private, nonprofit
organization working with businesses and
local governments to reduce hazardous and
solid waste and conserve material resources.
In 1997, the group started the Safer
Technologies in Fabric Care Program to assist
garment cleaners in exploring new
technologies. As part of this program, Ecology
Action is hosting seminars covering wet
cleaning equipment operation, cleaning
techniques, marketing approaches, and
financial incentive programs.

P.O. Box 1188
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Mahlon Aldridge
408 426-5925, Ext. 16

Tellus Institute is a research organization that
publishes reports on a variety of
environmental issues such as Clean Air Act
compliance and environmental cost
accounting for businesses. Tellus Institute is
a stakeholder in the DfE Garment and Textile
Care Project, and has developed a Pollution
Prevention/Waste Minimization manual for
garment care professionals.

11 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116-3411
Dr. Deborah Savage
617 266-8303 fax
Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI), a
research, education, policy, and technical
support organization, has developed a
curriculum and related workshops to tram
garment care professionals to reduce their use
of solvents. The curriculum focuses on
alternative cleaning technologies, particularly
wet cleaning, and includes sections on
economics, worker health and safety, and
liability issues. As part of its Cleaner
Technology Demonstration Sites Program,
TURI also has  developed an in-depth analysis
of the technology demonstrated in 1996 at
Utopia Cleaners in Arlington, Massachusetts.
This report documents Utopia's experience
with a small wet cleaning machine, including
the challenges  faced by the cleaner, and how it
overcame them.

University of Massachusetts—Lowell
1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854-2851
Jodie Siegel
508 934-3275
508 934-3050 fax

Wisconsin Fabricate Institute developed the
Wisconsin Certified Environmental
Drycleaners  exam.  Developed in partnership
with the Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources, this program is designed to help
cleaners use perc more efficiently, comply
with regulations, and pass tests on cleaning
and the environment. As part of their 5 Star
program, a cleaner  must do 30 percent wet
cleaning to attain 5 Stars and 25 percent wet
cleaning to attain 4 Stars.

9910 West Lay ton Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53228
Joe Phillips
414 529-4707
414 529 4722 fax

University and College Programs

•  Alternatives to Reduce Indoor Air Emissions
    From Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning and
    Dry Cleaned Fabrics is a cooperative project
    between North Carolina State University,
    Texas Woman's University, and Midwest
    Research Institute to evaluate new garment
    cleaning technologies with respect to
    physical, cleaning, and environmental effects.
    Each technology will be tested against
    standard perc cleaning, as well as against each
    other, to determine which methods have the
    most promising results.

    North Carolina State University  -
    College of Textiles
    Box 8301
    Raleigh, NC 27695-8301
    Dr. Perry Grady, Associate Dean
    919 515-6651
    919 515-3057 fax

•  Cuyahoga Community College FabriCare
    Technology Center (see p. 11 for description)

    The Small Business Environmental
    Assistance Center
    Cuyahoga Community College
    2415 Woodland Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    Sharon Fain
    216 987-3060
   Texas Research Center for Laundry and Dry
   Cleaning, at Texas Woman's University,
   provides a facility for educational programs,
   research, and training in laundering and
   garment care technology. In addition, applied
   research relating to cleaning technology with
   consideration for environmental and quality
   concerns in the laundry and garment care
   industry is conducted there.

   Texas Woman's University
   P.O. Box 425529
   Denton, TX 76204
   Charles Riggs
 •  Toxics Use Reduction Institute (see p. 11 for

    University of Massachusetts—Lowell
    1 University Avenue
    Lowell, MA 01854-2851
    Jodie Siegel
    508 934-3275
    508 934-3050 fax

 •  University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),
    Pollution Prevention Education and Research
    Center Wet Cleaning Demonstration Project
    is a 12-month evaluation and demonstration
    of a fully operational, privately owned wet
    cleaning facility called Cleaner by Nature.
    The intent of this study is to assess whether
    wet cleaning can serve as an alternative to dry
    cleaning based on data gathered at the
    demonstration site.

    Pollution Prevention Education and
    Research Center
    3250 Public Policy Building
    Los Angeles,  CA 90095-1656
    Jessica Goodheart, Project Manager
    310 206-4450
    310 825-1575 fax

Labor Unions

•  United Needleworkers and Industrial Textile

    275 Seventh Avenue
    Sixth Floor
    New York, NY 10001
    Eric Frumin
    212 691-1691
    212 807-0874 fax

•  Textile Care Allied Trades Association

    200 Broadacres Drive
    Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    David Cotter, Executive Director
    201 338-7700
    201 338-8211  fax

Other Nongovernment

•  Fabricate Legislative and Regulatory
   Education (FLARE) is a grassroots organization
   composed of volunteers from within the
   garment care industry. FLARE'S mission is to
   foster an environment in which the garment
   care industry can prosper. The organization
   seeks to accomplish this by providing a
   communications channel for the industry to
   facilitate discussion and education among
   industry members, regulators, legislators, and
   the general public on issues pertaining to the

   P.O. Box 5157
   Naperville, IL 60567-5157
   James Mayberry
   708 416-4150 fax

•  Professional Wet Cleaning Partnership is a
   cooperative partnership dedicated to
   encouraging the development and
   demonstration of professional wet cleaning
   methods, and to helping cleaners survive and
   prosper in the face of heightened regulatory
   pressures. Participating organizations include:

   —  International Fabricare Institute
   —  Greenpeace
   —  Neighborhood Cleaners Association-
   —  Center for Neighborhood Technology
   —  Fabricare Legislative and Regulatory
       Education Council
   —  Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction
   —  Federation of Korean Drycleaning
   —  Union of Needletrades, Industrial &
       Textile Employees
   —  University of California, Los Angeles

   c/o Sylvia Ewing Hoover
   Center for Neighborhood Technology
   773 278-4800, Ext. 129 or
   William Fisher
   International Fabricare Institute
   301 622-1900
Other  Internet
  In addition to EPA information on garment care,
  the Internet houses information on an
abundance of relevant organizations, articles, and
fact sheets, including:

•  The Center for Neighborhood Technology, a
   nonprofit educational and technical assistance
   organization, has a homepage that is an
   excellent source of news about alternative
   garment care options, with a focus on wet
   cleaning. The site also offers a list of resources
   that can be requested by e-mail.

•  The Comer Cleaner Page, "A World Wide Web
   Resource for Drycleaners," is an essential site
   for Web-browsing garment care professionals.
   This homepage offers a wide range of current
   resources, such as Clean Air Act rules and
   other regulatory information, articles on
   recent developments in the industry, and links
   to other garment care related sites.
   Dateline/Calendar Pages chronicle upcoming
   events in the garment care industry.
   The Florida Department of Environmental
   Protection, Division of Waste Management
   has a homepage dealing directly with its
   Drycleaning Solvent Cleanup Program, which
   gives information on how to obtain an
   application form and a site screening form for
   your garment care facility.
   programs/dry clean/index.htm

   The Ohio State University Extension Page
   offers a fact sheet on rayon. This site also
   gives in-depth information on the qualities,
   types, and ways to clean rayon.

 EPA Regional
American Drycleaner
500 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610-4901
Earl V. Fischer, Editor
Drycleaners News
70 Edwin Avenue
P.O. Box 2180
Waterbury, CT 06722-2180
Dave Johnston, Editor
203 755-0158

Korean Drycleaners Monthly
P.O. Box 318
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
John Chung, Editor
201 585-7299

Korean Drycleaners Times
145 Madison Avenue, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10016
J.C. Choe, Publisher

National Clothesline
801 Easton Road
P.O. Box 340
Willow Grove, PA 19090-0340
Hal Horning, Editor
215 830-8467

Western Cleaner and Launderer
100 North Hill Avenue
Suite C
Pasadena, CA 91160
Dorothy Ballard, Liz Church, and Joan Reid,

Wet Cleaning Update
Center for Neighborhood Technology
2125 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Anthony Star, Associate Editor
312 278-4800, Ext. 299
   EPA's 10 regional offices work closely with state
   and local governments, as well as with EPA
 headquarters. Listed below are contacts within
 EPA's regional offices that can answer questions
 about garment care regulatory compliance,
 management of garment care solvents, and pollution
 prevention options (where noted).

 Region 1 [Connecticut, Maine,
 Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
 Rhode Island, Vermont]
 JFK Federal Building
 1 Congress Street
 Boston, MA 02203-2211

 Doug Koopman, Compliance
 E-mail: koopman.doug@epamail.epa.gov

 Region 2 [New Jersey,  New York,
 Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands]
 290 Broadway
 New York, NY 10007-1866

 Diane Buxbaum, Compliance
 212 637-3919
 E-mail: buxbaum.diane@epamail.epa.gov

Venkata Rao, Compliance
 212 637-4053
E-mail: rao.venkata@epamail.epa.gov

Edward Linky, Pollution Prevention
212 637-3764

 Region 3 [Delaware, District of
Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania,
Virginia, West Virginia]
841 Chestnut Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107

James C. Kenney, Compliance
215 566-2152
E-mail: kenney.james@epamail.epa.gov

David Byro, Pollution Prevention
800 228-8711 (Business Assistance Center)
E-mail: byro.david@epamail.epa.gov

Region 4 [Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky,  Mississippi, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee]
61 Forsyth Street, SW.
Atlanta, GA 30303-3415

Rosalyn Hughes, Compliance
404 562-9206
E-mail: hughes.rosalyn@epamail.epa.gov

Dan Ahern, Pollution Prevention
E-mail: ahern.dan@epamail.epa.gov

Region 5 [Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin]
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, EL 60604-3507

John Kelly, Compliance
312 886-4882
E-mail: kelly.johnj@epamail.epa.gov
Phil Kaplan, Pollution Prevention
E-mail: kaplan.phil@epamail.epa.gov

Region 6 [Arkansas, Louisiana, New
Mexico,  Oklahoma, Texas]
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75202-2733

Mary K. Marusak, Compliance
214 665-7598
E-mail: marusak.mary@epamail.epa.gov

Region 7 [Iowa, Kansas, Missouri,
726 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101

Alma Moreno-Lahm, Compliance
913 551-7380
E-mail: moreno-lahm.alma@epamail.epa.gov

Gary Schlicht, Compliance
E-mail: schlicht.gary@epamail.epa.gov

Ron Stone, Pollution Prevention
913 551-7158
E-mail: stone.ronald@epamail.epa.gov
Region 8 [Colorado, Montana, North
Dakota, South Dakota, Utah,
999 18th Street
Denver Place, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80202-2045

Scott Whitmore, Compliance
E-mail: whitmore.scott@epamail.epa.gov

Jack Hidinger, Pollution Prevention
E-mail: hidinger.jack@epamail.epa.gov

Region 9 [Arizona, California, Hawaii,
Nevada, American Samoa, Guam]
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Angela Baranco, Compliance
E-mail: baranco.angela@epamail.epa.gov
Leif Magnuson, Pollution Prevention
415 744-2153
E-mail: magnuson.leif@epamail.epa.gov

Region 10 [Alaska, Idaho, Oregon,
1200 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Andrea Longhouse, Compliance
206 553-8760
E-mail: longhouse.andrea@epamail.epa.gov