Drycleaning Solvent Suppliers
DCERP also registers solvent suppliers. Suppliers who are located within Tennessee must pay an annual registration fee of $5,500 per facility. Suppliers must also submit a Drycleaning Solvent Supplier/Distributor’s Registration form (CN-1062). Out of state suppliers who sell to TN drycleaners do not have a fee but are still required to submit a registration form.
All suppliers are also responsible for collecting the solvent surcharge and submitting them to DCERP:
- $15 for each gallon of dense non-aqueous solvent or product purchased by a drycleaning facility
- $1.50 for each gallon of light non-aqueous solvent or product purchased by a drycleaning facility
Rule 1200-1-17 defines dense non-aqueous solvent or product as any chemical or mixture of chemicals other than water-based solvent that is used in the drycleaning of clothes. Dense solvents do not float on water (in pure form has a specific gravity greater than 1.0). The rule also defines a light non-aqueous solvent as any chemical or mixture of chemicals other than water-based solvent that is used in the drycleaning of clothes. Light non-aqueous solvents float on water the same way oil floats on water. This is because light solvents have a specific gravity less than 1.
DCERP Registered Distributors may sell solvent to registered TN drycleaning facilities. It is illegal to sell or transfer drycleaning solvent to a facility without a valid registration certificate. The solvent distributor must verify that the facility is lawfully registered with DCERP before selling or delivering any solvent.