STATE OF NEW YORK
February 10, 2020
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 regu-
lation of toxic chemicals in children's products
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Title 9 of article 37 of the environmental conservation
2 law, as added by a chapter of the laws of 2019 amending the environ-
3 mental conservation law relating to regulation of toxic chemicals in
4 children's products, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 501-B
5 and A. 6296-A, is amended to read as follows:
6 TITLE IX
7 TOXIC CHEMICALS IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS
8 Section 37-0901. Definitions.
9 37-0903. [Consumer notice] Applicability.
10 37-0905. Chemicals of concern and high-priority chemicals.
11 [37-0905.] 37-0907. Reporting on the use of chemicals.
12 [37-0907.] 37-0909. Sales prohibition.
13 [37-0909. Applicability.] 37-0911. Children's product safety
14 council; established.
15 [37-0911. Enforcement and implementation] 37-0913. Notice to
16 retailers and the public.
17 [37-0913. Regulations] 37-0915. Enforcement and implementation.
18 37-0917. Regulations.
19 § 37-0901. Definitions.
20 As used in this title, unless the context otherwise indicates, the
21 following terms have the following meanings.
22 1. "Children's apparel" means any item of clothing that consists of
23 fabric or related material intended or promoted for use in children's
24 clothing. Children's apparel does not mean protective equipment designed
25 to prevent injury, including, but not limited to, bicycle helmets,
26 athletic supporters, knee pads or elbow pads.
27 2. "Chemical" means a substance with a distinct molecular composition
28 or a group of structurally related substances and includes the breakdown
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 (mmm-1) Tricresyl phosphate (TCP) (CAS 1330-78-5)
2 (mmm-2) Tri-n-butyl phosphate (TNBP) (CAS 126-73-8)
3 (mmm-3) Triphenyl phosphate (TPP) (CAS 115-86-6)
4 (nnn) Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (CAS 13674-87-3)
5 (nnn-1) Tris(1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCPP) (CAS 13674-84-5)
6 (ooo) Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (CAS 115-96-8)
7 (ooo-1) Tris(2,3-dibromopropylphosphate) (CAS 126-72-7)
8 (ppp) Vinyl chloride (CAS 75-01-4)] means a chemical identified by the
9 department by rule pursuant to subdivision one of section 37-0905 of
10 this title.
11 4. "Children" means a person or persons aged twelve and under.
12 5. "Children's product" means a consumer product primarily intended
13 for, made for or marketed for use by children, such as baby products,
14 toys, car seats, school supplies, personal care products as defined in
15 section 37-0117 of this article, a product designed or intended by the
16 manufacturer to help a child with sucking or teething, to facilitate
17 sleep, relaxation, or the feeding of a child, and children's novelty
18 products, children's jewelry as defined in section 37-0115 of this arti-
19 cle, children's bedding, furniture, furnishings, and apparel. "Chil-
20 dren's product" does not include (a) batteries; [or] (b) consumer elec-
21 tronic products and their component parts including but not limited to
22 personal computers, audio and video equipment, calculators, wireless
23 phones, game consoles, video toys that can be connected to a video
24 screen and are operated at a nominal voltage exceeding twenty-four volts
25 and handheld devices incorporating a video screen, used to access inter-
26 active software and their associated peripherals, accessories and
27 peripherals to children's electronic products including plugs, keyboards
28 and headphones, interactive software, intended for leisure and enter-
29 tainment, such as computer games, and their storage media, such as
30 compact disks; or (c) [a food or beverage or an additive to a food or
31 beverage regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
32 "Children's product" also does not include a drug, biologic or medical
33 device regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration]
34 sporting equipment including bicycles and tricycles, skis, snow boards,
35 sleds, and roller skates; and hunting and fishing equipment or compo-
36 nents thereof; (d) science kits including chemistry sets and model rock-
37 ets; (e) toy engines and sets of darts with metallic points; (f) motor
38 vehicles or their component parts, watercraft or their component parts,
39 all-terrain vehicles or their component parts, or off-highway motorcy-
40 cles or their component parts.
41 6. "Consumer product" means any product that is regularly used or
42 purchased to be used for personal, family or household purposes. Consum-
43 er product shall not mean: (a) a food or beverage or an additive to a
44 food or beverage regulated by the United States Food and Drug Adminis-
45 tration; or (b) a drug, biologic or medical device regulated by the
46 United States Food and Drug Administration.
47 [6.] 7. "Distributor" means a person who sells children's products to
48 retail establishments on a wholesale basis.
49 [7.] 8. "Manufacturer" means any person who currently manufactures a
50 children's product or whose brand name is affixed to the children's
51 product. In the case of a children's product that was imported into the
52 United States, "manufacturer" includes the importer or first domestic
53 distributor of the children's product if the person who currently manu-
54 factures or assembles the children's product or whose brand name is
55 affixed to the children's product does not have a presence in the United
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1 [8.] 9. "Practical quantification limit" means the lowest level that
2 can be reliably achieved within specified limits of precision and accu-
3 racy during routine laboratory operating conditions.
4 [9. "Dangerous] 10. "High-priority chemical" means (a) [the following
6 CASRN13674-87-8 Tris (1, 3 dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate
7 CASRN71-43-2 Benzene
8 CASRN7439-92-1 lead and compounds (inorganic)
9 CASRN7439-97-6 Mercury and mercury compounds, including methyl
10 mercury (CASRN 22967-92-6)
11 CASRN50-00-0 Formaldehyde
12 CASRN1332-21-4 Asbestos
13 CASRN7440-38-2 Arsenic and arsenic compounds including arsenic
14 trioxide (CASRN 1327-53-3)
15 and dimethyl arsenic (CASRN 75-60-5)
16 CASRN7440-43-9 Cadmium
17 CASRN Assorted Organohalogen flame retardants
18 (b) a chemical adopted by the department pursuant to section 37-0903]
19 a chemical designated pursuant to paragraph (a) of subdivision two of
20 section 37-0905 of this title; and
21 (b) a chemical adopted by the department pursuant to paragraph (b) of
22 subdivision two of section 37-0905 of this title.
23 [10.] 11. "Intentionally added chemical" means a chemical in a product
24 that serves an intended function in the product component.
25 12. "Toy" means a product designed or intended by the manufacturer to
26 be used by children at play.
27 13. "Trace contaminant" means a trace amount of a chemical or chemi-
28 cals that is incidental to manufacturing, including an unintended
29 by-product of chemical reactions during the manufacture of the chil-
30 dren's product, a trace impurity in feed-stock, an incompletely reacted
31 chemical mixture, or a degradation product.
32 14. "Very persistent" means having a half-life greater than or equal
33 to one of the following: (a) a half-life in soil or sediment of greater
34 than one hundred eighty days; (b) a half-life greater than or equal to
35 sixty days in water or evidence of long-range transport.
36 15. "Very bioaccumulative" means having a bioconcentration factor or
37 bioaccumulation factor greater than or equal to five thousand, or if
38 neither are available, having a log Kow greater than 5.0.
39 § 37-0903. [Consumer notice.
40 1. Publishing of lists. Within one hundred eighty days of the effec-
41 tive date of this title, the department shall post lists of dangerous
42 chemicals and chemicals of concern on the department's website.
43 2. Periodic review. (a) The department, in consultation with the
44 department of health, shall periodically review the list of dangerous
45 chemicals and, may through regulation, add or remove dangerous chemicals
46 or chemicals of concern from such lists.
47 (b) The department, in consultation with the department of health, may
48 identify a chemical as a dangerous chemical if, upon such review, it is
49 present in a children's product and meets any of the following criteria:
50 (i) The chemical or its metabolites have been found through biomoni-
51 toring to be present in humans;
52 (ii) The chemical has been found through sampling and analysis to be
53 present in household dust, indoor air, drinking water or elsewhere in
54 the home environment;
55 (iii) The chemical has been found through monitoring to be present in
56 fish, wildlife or the natural environment; or
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1 (iv) The sale or use of the chemical or a children's product contain-
2 ing the chemical has been banned in another state or states within the
3 United States because of the health effects of such chemical.
4 (c) The department, in consultation with the department of health, may
5 remove a chemical from the list of dangerous chemicals if, upon review,
6 it determines on the basis of credible scientific evidence that such
7 chemical no longer meets the criteria for listing under paragraph (b) of
8 this subdivision.
9 (d) The department, in consultation with the department of health
10 shall identify a chemical as a chemical of concern if, upon review, it
11 determines that the chemical has been identified by a state, federal or
12 international governmental entity on the basis of credible scientific
13 evidence as:
14 (i) A carcinogen, reproductive or developmental toxicant, neurotoxi-
15 cant, asthmagen, or endocrine disruptor;
16 (ii) Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic; or
17 (iii) Very persistent and very bioaccumulative.] Applicability.
18 1. New children's products. The provisions of this title shall apply
19 to chemicals of concern and high-priority chemicals in children's
20 products sold or distributed as new and does not apply to used chil-
21 dren's products that are sold or distributed for free at secondhand
22 stores, yard sales, on the internet or donated to charities.
23 2. Exceptions. (a) The requirements of this title shall not apply to
24 high priority chemicals used in or for industry or manufacturing,
25 including chemicals processed or otherwise used in or for industrial or
26 manufacturing processes and not included in the final product.
27 (b) Combustion. The requirements of this title shall not apply to
28 high-priority chemicals generated solely as combustion by-products or
29 that are present in combustible fuels.
30 (c) Small business exception. The requirements of this title shall not
31 apply to children's product manufacturers that employ five persons or
32 fewer and are independently owned and operated.
33 (d) Retailers. A retailer is exempt from the requirements of this
34 title unless that retailer knowingly sells a children's product contain-
35 ing a high-priority chemical after the effective date of its prohibition
36 for which that retailer has received notification pursuant to section
37 37-0913 of this title.
38 § 37-0905. Chemicals of concern and high-priority chemicals.
39 1. Chemicals of concern.
40 (a) Within two years of the effective date of this title, the depart-
41 ment, in consultation with the department of health, shall promulgate a
42 list of chemicals of concern. A chemical may be listed as a chemical of
43 concern if it has been identified by a government entity and/or identi-
44 fied on the basis of credible scientific evidence as being:
45 (i) a carcinogen, reproductive or developmental toxicant, neurotoxi-
46 cant, asthmagen, or endocrine disruptor;
47 (ii) persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic; or
48 (iii) very persistent and very bioaccumulative.
49 (b) The department shall review lists codified or promulgated in other
50 states as chemicals of concern to determine if such chemicals meet the
51 criteria of paragraph (a) of this subdivision. The department at a mini-
52 mum shall consider:
53 (i) 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane (CAS 79-34-5)
54 (ii) 1,1,3,3-Tetramethyl-4-butylphenol; 4-tert-octylphenol (CAS
56 (iii) 1,4-Dioxane (CAS 123-91-1)
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1 (lii) Methyl ethyl ketone (CAS 78-93-3)
2 (liii) Methyl paraben (CAS 99-76-3)
3 (liv) Methylene chloride (CAS 75-09-2)
4 (lv) N-methylpyrrolidone (CAS 872-50-4)
5 (lvi) Nickel and nickel compounds (CAS N/A)
6 (lvii) N-nitrosodimethylamine (CAS 62-75-9)
7 (lviii) N-nitrosodiphenylamine (CAS 86-30-6)
8 (lvix) Perchloroethylene (CAS 127-18-4)
9 (lx) Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA & related substances) (CAS 335-67-1)
10 (lxi) Perfluorooctanyl sulphonic acid and its salts (PFOS) (CAS 1763-
12 (lxii) Phenol (CAS 108-95-2)
13 (lxiii) Phenol, 4-octyl- (CAS 1806-26-4)
14 (lxiv) P-hydroxybenzoic acid (CAS 99-96-7)
15 (lxv) Propyl paraben (CAS 94-13-3)
16 (lxvi) Styrene (CAS 100-42-5)
17 (lxvii) Tetrabromobisphenol A (CAS 79-94-7)
18 (lxviii)Tetrachloroethene (CAS 127-18-4)
19 (lxix) Toluene (CAS 108-88-3)
20 (lxx) Tricresyl phosphate (TCP) (CAS 1330-78-5)
21 (lxxi) Tri-n-butyl phosphate (TNBP) (CAS 126-73-8)
22 (lxxii) Triphenyl phosphate (TPP) (CAS 115-86-6)
23 (lxxiii) Tris(1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCPP) (CAS 13674-84-5)
24 (lxxiv) Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (CAS 115-96-8)
25 (lxxv) Tris(2,3-dibromopropylphosphate) (CAS 126-72-7)
26 (lxxvi) Vinyl chloride (CAS 75-01-4)
27 (lxxvii) Organohalogen flame retardants
28 (c) The department, in consultation with the department of health,
29 shall periodically review the list of chemicals of concern and may
30 through regulation add or remove a chemical from the list on the basis
31 of credible scientific evidence. The department may remove a chemical
32 from the list of chemicals of concern if, upon review, it determines on
33 the basis of credible scientific evidence that such chemical no longer
34 meets the criteria for listing under paragraph (a) of this subdivision.
35 2. High-priority chemicals. (a) The following chemicals are designated
36 high priority chemicals for purposes of this title:
37 (i) Tris (1, 3 dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (CAS 13674-87-8)
38 (ii) Benzene (CAS 71-43-2)
39 (iii) Mercury and mercury compounds, including methyl mercury (CAS
41 (iv) Asbestos (CAS 1332-21-4)
42 (v) Arsenic and arsenic compounds (CAS 7440-38-2) including arsenic
43 trioxide (CASRN 1327-53-3) and dimethyl arsenic (CASRN 75-60-5)
44 (vi) Cadmium (CAS 7440-43-9) (other than toy coatings)
45 (vii) Organohalogen flame retardants in upholstered bedding or furni-
47 (b) The department shall periodically review the list of high priority
48 chemicals and may by rule add to the list of high-priority chemicals if
49 the criteria of paragraph (a) of subdivision one of this section are met
50 and the chemical is present in a children's product and meets any of the
51 following criteria:
52 (i) The chemical or its metabolites have been found through biomoni-
53 toring to be present in humans;
54 (ii) The chemical has been found through sampling and analysis to be
55 present in household dust, indoor air, drinking water or elsewhere in
56 the home environment;
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1 (iii) The chemical has been found through monitoring to be present in
2 fish, wildlife or the natural environment; or
3 (iv) The sale or use of the chemical or a children's product contain-
4 ing the chemical has been banned in another state or states within the
5 United States because of the health effects of such chemical or the
6 children's product safety council established pursuant to section
7 37-0911 of this title has recommended the chemical be listed as a high-
8 priority chemical. The department shall, as part of its periodic
9 review, consider whether the sale or use of a chemical or a children's
10 product containing the chemical has been banned in another state or
11 within the United States because of the health effects of such chemical.
12 (c) The department, in consultation with the department of health, may
13 remove a chemical from the list of high priority chemicals if it deter-
14 mines on the basis of credible scientific evidence that such chemical no
15 longer meets the criteria of paragraph (b) of this subdivision.
16 § [37-0905.] 37-0907. Reporting on the use of chemicals.
17 1. Reporting of chemical use. No later than twelve months after a
18 [dangerous] chemical of concern or high-priority chemical appears on the
19 [list published] lists promulgated pursuant to section [37-0903] 37-0905
20 of this title, every manufacturer who offers a children's product for
21 sale or distribution in this state that contains a [dangerous chemical
22 or] chemical of concern or a high-priority chemical shall report such
23 chemical use at or above practical quantification limits to the depart-
24 ment, provided however, that the department may, through regulation,
25 establish an alternative threshold for the reporting of trace contam-
27 (a) This report must at a minimum identify the children's product, the
28 [dangerous] high-priority chemical or chemicals of concern contained in
29 the children's product and the intended purpose of such chemicals. The
30 department may also require reporting of the following information:
31 (i) the amount of such chemical in the children's product; or
32 (ii) information on the likelihood that the chemical will be released
33 from the children's product to the environment during the product's life
34 cycle and the extent to which users of the product are likely to be
35 exposed to the chemical.
36 (b) The department is authorized to direct submission of such report
37 to the interstate chemicals clearinghouse and may otherwise provide for
38 reciprocal data sharing with other states which require reporting of the
39 same information.
40 2. Waiver of reporting. Upon application by a manufacturer, the
41 commissioner may waive all or part of the reporting requirements under
42 subdivision one of this section for one or more specified uses of a
43 [dangerous] high-priority chemical. In making such determination, the
44 commissioner may consider: (a) if substantially equivalent information
45 is already publicly available or that the information is not needed for
46 the purposes of this chapter, (b) similar waivers granted by other
47 states, and (c) whether the specified use or uses are minor in volume.
48 3. [Notice. (a) A manufacturer of a children's product containing a
49 dangerous chemical shall notify persons that offer the children's prod-
50 uct for sale or distribution in the state, in a form prescribed by the
51 department, of the presence of such dangerous chemical, and provide such
52 persons with information regarding the toxicity of such chemical.
53 (b) The department shall notify consumers about children's products
54 containing chemicals of concern and dangerous chemicals. The notifica-
55 tion shall be published on the department's website.
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1 4.] Fees. The manufacturer shall pay a fee upon submission of a
2 report of chemical use pursuant to subdivision one of this section or a
3 waiver request pursuant to subdivision two of this section to cover the
4 department's reasonable costs in the administration and enforcement of
5 this title. Exclusive of fines and penalties, the state shall only
6 recover its actual cost of administration and enforcement.
7 § [37-0907.] 37-0909. Sales prohibition.
8 1. Effective January first, two thousand twenty-three, no person shall
9 distribute, sell or offer for sale in this state a children's product
10 [containing] in which tris (1, 3 dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (CAS
11 13674-87-8), benzene (CAS 71-43-2), [formaldehyde (other than in
12 textiles)], or asbestos[, and organohalogen flame retardents] (CAS
13 1332-21-4) is intentionally added. This provision shall not apply: (a)
14 to a children's product solely based on its containing an enclosed
15 battery or enclosed electronic components [and]; (b) where state regu-
16 lation of children's products is preempted by federal law; (c) where the
17 chemical is present as a trace contaminant; or (d) to an inaccessible
18 component of a children's product that during reasonable, foreseeable
19 use and abuse of the product would not come into direct contact with a
20 child's skin or mouth, as determined by the department. The commissioner
21 may exempt a children's product from this prohibition if, in the commis-
22 sioner's judgment, the lack of availability of the children's product
23 could pose an unreasonable risk to public health, safety or welfare.
24 2. [Effective three years after being added to the dangerous chemicals
25 list, no person shall distribute, sell, or offer for sale in this state
26 a children's product that contains a chemical added to the dangerous
27 chemicals list pursuant to section 37-0903 of this title] (a) To the
28 extent allowed by federal law, the department may, by regulation,
29 prohibit the distribution, sale, or offer for sale in this state of a
30 children's product that contains a chemical added to the high-priority
31 chemicals list pursuant to section 37-0905 of this title, or a chemical
32 recommended for prohibition by the children's product safety council
33 pursuant to paragraph (b) of subdivision five of section 37-0911 of this
35 (b) In developing rules to prohibit a chemical pursuant to this subdi-
36 vision, the department shall rely on credible scientific evidence and
37 consider information relevant to the hazards based on the quantitative
38 extent of potential exposures to the chemical under its intended or
39 reasonably anticipated conditions of use.
40 § 37-0911. Children's product safety council; established. 1. There
41 shall be established, within the department, the children's product
42 safety council. Such council shall be composed of ten members as
44 (a) the commissioner, or the commissioner's designee, who shall be the
45 chair of the council;
46 (b) the commissioner of health or his or her designee;
47 (c) a designee of the commissioner with expertise in epidemiology,
48 toxicology or health risk assessment;
49 (d) a designee of the commissioner of health with expertise in epide-
50 miology, toxicology or health risk assessment; and
51 (e) six members appointed by the governor, two of whom shall be recom-
52 mended by the temporary president of the senate, and two by the speaker
53 of the assembly.
54 2. (a) Of the four members appointed to the children's product safety
55 council and recommended by the temporary president of the senate and the
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1 speaker of the assembly, the temporary president of the senate and the
2 speaker of the assembly shall each recommend:
3 (i) one member who has expertise in pediatrics; and
4 (ii) one member who has a background or expertise in toxicology or
5 health risk assessment.
6 (b) Of the two additional members appointed to the children's product
7 safety council, the governor shall appoint members who have a background
8 in environmental health and safety, risk assessment or medicine.
9 (c) The members of such council appointed pursuant to paragraph (e) of
10 subdivision one of this section shall serve terms of two years.
11 (d) The members appointed pursuant to paragraph (e) of subdivision one
12 of this section shall each serve his or her term of office or until his
13 or her successor is appointed; provided that any vacancy in the position
14 of an appointed member shall be filled in the same manner as the
15 original appointment and only for the unexpired term of the vacancy.
16 3. The members of the children's product safety council shall receive
17 no compensation for their services, but shall be allowed their actual
18 and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties
19 pursuant to this title.
20 4. The children's product safety council shall meet at such times and
21 places as may be determined by its chair. The council shall meet at a
22 minimum of two times per year. All meetings shall be open to the public
23 pursuant to article seven of the public officers law. A majority of the
24 members of such council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of
25 business. Action may be taken, and motions and resolutions adopted, at
26 any meeting by the affirmative vote of a majority of the full membership
27 of the council.
28 5. (a) The council shall make recommendations to the department relat-
29 ing to those chemicals, which the department may list as high-priority
30 chemicals pursuant to section 37-0905 of this title. The council shall
31 provide the department with its first list of recommended high-priority
32 chemicals no later than one year from the initial meeting of the coun-
33 cil, and the council shall update the list annually thereafter. In
34 determining what chemicals shall be recommended as high-priority chemi-
35 cals the council shall, at a minimum, consider the criteria of paragraph
36 (b) of subdivision two of section 37-0905 of this title;
37 (b) The council shall make recommendations to the department relating
38 to those chemicals which should be prohibited by the department pursuant
39 to subdivision two of section 37-0909 of this title.
40 (i) In determining what chemicals shall be recommended for prohibi-
41 tion, the council shall, at a minimum, consider those chemicals listed
42 as high-priority chemicals pursuant to section 37-0905 of this title.
43 (ii) The council shall provide the department with its first list of
44 such chemicals no later than two years from the initial meeting of the
45 council. The council shall update the list, including a review of the
46 chemicals listed as high-priority chemicals pursuant to section 37-0905
47 of this title, annually thereafter.
48 6. The children's product safety council shall be entitled to request
49 and receive information from any state, municipal department, board,
50 commission or agency that may be required or are deemed necessary for
51 the purposes of such council.
52 7. Before the council advances any recommendation to the department,
53 the council shall provide an opportunity for public and stakeholder
54 comments. Final recommendations of the council shall be posted on the
55 department's website within thirty days after the council adopts such
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1 [This provision shall not apply: (a) to a children's product solely
2 based on its containing an enclosed battery or enclosed electronic
3 components and (b) where state regulation of children's products is
4 preempted by federal law. The commissioner may exempt a children's
5 product from this prohibition if, in the commissioner's judgment, the
6 lack of availability of the children's product could pose an unreason-
7 able risk to public health, safety or welfare.
8 § 37-0909. Applicability.
9 1. New children's products. The provisions of this title shall apply
10 to chemicals in children's products sold or distributed as new and does
11 not apply to used children's products that are sold or distributed for
12 free at secondhand stores, yard sales, on the internet or donated to
14 2. Industry. The requirements of this title shall not apply to priori-
15 ty chemicals used in or for industry or manufacturing, including chemi-
16 cals processed or otherwise used in or for industrial or manufacturing
17 processes and not included in the final product.
18 3. Transportation. The requirements of this title shall not apply to
19 motor vehicles or their component parts, watercraft or their component
20 parts, all terrain vehicles or their component parts, or off-highway
21 motorcycles or their component parts, except that the use of dangerous
22 chemicals in detachable car seats is not exempt.
23 4. Combustion. The requirements of this title shall not apply to
24 dangerous chemicals generated solely as combustion by-products or that
25 are present in combustible fuels.
26 5. Exceptions. The requirements of this title shall not apply to chil-
27 dren's product makers that employ five persons or fewer, and are inde-
28 pendently owned and operated.
29 6. Retailers. A retailer is exempt from the requirements of this title
30 unless that retailer knowingly sells a children's product containing a
31 dangerous chemical after the effective date of its prohibition for which
32 that retailer has received notification pursuant to subdivision three of
33 section 37-0905 of this title.] § 37-0913. Notice to retailers and the
35 1. A manufacturer of a children's product containing a high-priority
36 chemical shall notify persons that offer the children's product for sale
37 or distribution in the state, in a form prescribed by the department, of
38 the use of such high-priority chemical and provide such persons with
39 information regarding the toxicity of such chemical, except that this
40 subdivision shall apply to trace contaminants in a manner consistent
41 with section 37-0907 of this title.
42 2. The department shall provide information to the public about chil-
43 dren's products containing chemicals of concern or high priority chemi-
44 cals by posting such information as reported by the manufacturers on the
45 department's website, provided however, that the department shall not be
46 held liable for the accuracy of a manufacturer's report.
47 § [37-0911.] 37-0915. Enforcement and implementation.
48 1. Failure to provide notice. A children's product containing a
49 [dangerous] high-priority chemical may not be sold, offered for sale or
50 distributed for sale in this state unless the manufacturer has provided
51 [the notification] a report to the department required under section
52 [37-0905] 37-0907 of this title by the date required in such section.
53 The commissioner may exempt a children's product from this prohibition
54 if, in the commissioner's judgment, the lack of availability of the
55 children's product could pose an unreasonable risk to public health,
56 safety or welfare.
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1 2. Statement of compliance. [If there are grounds to suspect that a
2 children's product is being offered for sale in violation of this title,
3 the] The department may request the manufacturer of the children's prod-
4 uct to provide a statement of compliance on a form provided by the
5 department, within [ten] fifteen days of receipt of a request from the
6 department. The statement of compliance shall:
7 (a) attest that the children's product does not contain the [danger-
8 ous] high-priority chemical; or
9 (b) attest [and provide the department with documentation] that
10 notification [of the presence of the dangerous chemical has been
11 provided to the department or provide notice as required by section
12 37-0905 of this title] required by section 37-0913 of this title has
13 been provided; [or]
14 (c) attest that the manufacturer has notified persons who sell the
15 product in this state that the sale of the children's product is prohib-
17 (d) attest that the presence of a high-priority chemical is only as a
18 trace contaminant; or
19 (e) attest that the chemical prohibited pursuant to subdivision two of
20 section 37-0909 of this title is only present in an inaccessible compo-
21 nent of the children's product.
22 § [37-0913.] 37-0917. Regulations.
23 The department may adopt any rules and regulations it deems necessary
24 to implement the provisions of this title.
25 § 2. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same
26 manner as a chapter of the laws of 2019 amending the environmental
27 conservation law relating to regulation of toxic chemicals in children's
28 products, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 501-B and A.
29 6296-A, takes effect.