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A08829 Summary:

BILL NOA08829
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06829
 
SPONSOREnglebright
 
COSPNSREpstein, Colton, Ortiz
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 37-0115, En Con L
 
Prohibits the use of trichloroethylene as a vapor degreaser, an intermediate chemical to produce other chemicals, a refrigerant, or an extraction solvent or in any other manufacturing or cleaning process or use beginning January 1, 2021.
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A08829 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8829
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    November 25, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
        AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
          prohibiting certain uses of trichloroethylene
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
     2  new section 37-0115 to read as follows:
     3  § 37-0115. Prohibition against certain uses of trichloroethylene.
     4    1. Beginning January 1, 2021, no person shall use trichloroethylene as
     5  a  vapor degreaser, an intermediate chemical to produce other chemicals,
     6  a refrigerant, or an extraction solvent or in any other manufacturing or
     7  cleaning process or use.
     8    2. Any person required to  comply  with  this  section  shall  replace
     9  trichloroethylene with a chemical demonstrated to be less toxic to human
    10  health and approved by the commissioner.
    11    3. For purposes of this section:
    12    (a)  "Extraction  solvent" means a solvent used to separate a specific
    13  substance from a mixture.
    14    (b) "Person" means any  individual,  firm,  association,  partnership,
    15  corporation, organization, or joint venture.
    16    (c) "Refrigerant" means a chemical that is used as a heat carrier in a
    17  cooling  mechanism and that changes from liquid to gas and back again in
    18  the refrigeration cycle.
    19    (d) "Trichloroethylene" means a chemical with  the  Chemical  Registry
    20  Abstract Services Number of 79-01-6.
    21    (e)  "Vapor  degreaser"  means  a  substance  boiled  to  a vapor that
    22  condenses onto metal parts,  causing  beading  and  dripping,  and  that
    23  removes contaminants from the parts.
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13807-01-9
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