[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rockville Centre 2-22-1971 by L.L. No. 1-1971 as Ch. 43 of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person or persons, firm, association or corporation shall engage in the business of maintaining and operating for hire separate coin-operated dry-cleaning machines for personal and individual use within the Village without a license.
[Amended 10-18-1971; 12-4-1972]
The fee for any license required by the provisions of this chapter shall be at the levels fixed from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rockville Centre.
Applications for such licenses shall be made in accordance with the provisions stated in Chapter 222, and in addition the following are required:
A detailed description of the place and a plan of the building wherein the business will be conducted.
The total number of dry-cleaning machines proposed to be operated as of the date of the application.
Establishments containing coin-operated dry-cleaning machines shall be classified as Group C-2 occupancy as defined in the New York State Construction Code.
A plot plan shall be provided showing the location and height of existing buildings and the distance to the nearest window or other building opening.
Installation shall not be permitted in buildings of Groups A, B, C-1, C-5 or C-6 occupancies (as defined in the New York Building Construction Code), in spaces that are below grade or in spaces that have direct access to below-grade spaces.
Only machines listed in Underwriters' Laboratories Electrical Appliance and Utilization Equipment List, under Dry-Cleaning Equipment, shall be approved. Machines shall be securely attached to the floor.
Only the solvent specified by the equipment manufacturer shall be used. Solvents shall be nonflammable at ordinary temperatures and only slightly flammable at higher temperatures. Approved solvents are listed in Underwriters' Laboratories Gas and Oil Equipment List, in Section II, under Cleaning Liquids.
An approved type gas mask shall be available for immediate use.
Space shall be provided for customer areas, service areas and areas for fuel-burning, heat-producing equipment. Separations between such areas shall have a minimum fire-resistance rating of one hour. Permanent openings shall be provided for outside air to flow into each area.
Service area shall be provided with a sheet metal, liquid-tight pan not less than 22 gauge with walls at least four inches high and capable of containing all the solvent in the machines. Pan shall pitch to a low point to permit drainage to a vented storage tank or to an approved means of disposal.
Mechanical exhaust fans shall be provided and shall have a minimum capacity of 225 cfm per machine and in no case less than 1,500 cfm. Fans shall normally operate all the time that the establishment is open. At least 75% of air flow shall be from the customer area and 25% from the service area. Air exhaust shall be at least 25 feet from windows of adjacent buildings, 10 feet above the top of windows within the same building, and six feet above the roof.
Service areas shall be provided with an emergency exhaust fan. A remote-control switch, externally operable, shall be located near the exit. Emergency fans shall have a capacity at least 125% of the total capacity of the fans normally operating, and shall be on a separate circuit independent of any other outlet.
Storage of solvent shall not exceed one fifty-five-gallon drum for each multiple of eight machines. Residue of solvent shall be stored in metal containers with tight-fitting covers. Storage shall be limited to the service area. Transfer of fluids shall be made by means of closed leakproof pipe and pump system.
Spotting operations shall be limited to water.
A sign shall be placed in the premises warning the patrons to have a window open in cars when transporting clothes from the dry-cleaning establishment.
Each owner, operator or management of a licensed business of maintaining and operating coin-operated dry-cleaning machines for personal and individual use, where made available to the public, shall provide an attendant who is familiar with the operations of such dry-cleaning machines and any other machine installed therein, and who shall be in attendance at all times when such machines are made available for hire.