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 industrial cleaning process or use beginning December 1, 2021.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
November 25, 2019
Introduced by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, EPSTEIN, COLTON, ORTIZ, JAFFEE,
DICKENS, DeSTEFANO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Envi-
ronmental Conservation -- recommitted to the Committee on Environ-
mental Conservation in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 --
committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
recommitted to said committee
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 37-0119 to read as follows:
3 § 37-0119. Prohibition against certain uses of trichloroethylene.
4 1. Beginning December first, two thousand twenty-one, no person shall
5 use trichloroethylene as a vapor degreaser, an intermediate chemical to
6 produce other chemicals, a refrigerant, or an extraction solvent or in
7 any other manufacturing or industrial cleaning process or use.
8 2. For purposes of this section:
9 (a) "Extraction solvent" means a solvent used to separate a specific
10 substance from a mixture.
11 (b) "Refrigerant" means a chemical that is used as a heat carrier in a
12 cooling mechanism and that changes from liquid to gas and back again in
13 the refrigeration cycle.
14 (c) "Trichloroethylene" means a chemical with the Chemical Registry
15 Abstract Services Number of 79-01-6.
16 (d) "Vapor degreaser" means a substance boiled to a vapor that
17 condenses onto metal parts, causing beading and dripping, and that
18 removes contaminants from the parts.
19 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.