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.

Drycleaning Solvent Supplier Quick Links

Tennessee Registered Solvent Distributors

Drycleaning Solvent Supplier/Distributor's Registration form (CN-1062)

Currently Registered Drycleaning Facilities in Tennessee