S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 26, 2011
Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture
AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to consumer
packaging of maple syrup; and to amend the environmental conservation
law, in relation to wash water from maple syrup processing
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision b of section 160-u of the agriculture and
markets law, as amended by chapter 478 of the laws of 1971, is amended
to read as follows:
b. Every consumer package of maple syrup offered or exposed for sale
shall be plainly AND CONSPICUOUSLY marked as to the grade.
S 2. Section 17-0807 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
5. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER LAW TO THE CONTRARY, WASH WATER PRODUCED
DURING THE PROCESS OF MAKING MAPLE SYRUP SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED A
POLLUTANT UNDER THIS TITLE AND SHALL BE EXEMPTED FROM ANY STATE POLLU-
TANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT REQUIREMENTS.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.