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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S164
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S164 - Details
S164 - Summary
Provides for trichloroethylene (TCE) exposure prevention; directs the department of health to prescribe a maximum indoor air contaminant level for trichloroethylene, for such standard, the targeted risk of residual contamination shall be based on the most protective underlying assumptions and cancer potency factor and shall not exceed an excess cancer risk of one in one-million for carcinogenic end points and a hazard index of one for non-cancer end points, in order to minimize health risks associated to exposure to trichloroethylene.
S164 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S164 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law and the environmental conservation law, in relation to trichloroethylene (TCE) exposure prevention PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To protect individuals from potentially harmful health risks associated with exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE). SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this legislation adds a new Title 12-B to Article 13 of the Public Health Law to require the Department of Health to prescribe a maximum indoor air contaminant level for trichloroethylene, based on the most protective underlying assumptions and cancer potency factor, in order to minimize health risks associated to exposure to trichloroethylene; Section 2 amends section 3-0301 of the ECL to specify that indoor air is included in the media that the Department of Environmental Conservation must consider in its regulatory duties, and directs the department to consider any regulatory levels set by DOH above; Section 3 amends section 27-2403 of the ECL to specify that
S164 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 164 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law and the environmental conservation law, in relation to trichloroethylene (TCE) exposure prevention THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 13 of the public health law is amended by adding a new title 12-B to read as follows: TITLE 12-B - TRICHLOROETHYLENE EXPOSURE PREVENTION SECTION 1389-F. MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS FOR TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE). S 1389-F. MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS FOR TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE). THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PRESCRIBE A MAXIMUM INDOOR AIR CONTAMINANT LEVEL FOR TRICHLOROETHYLENE, FOR SUCH STANDARD, THE TARGETED RISK OF RESIDUAL CONTAMINATION SHALL BE BASED ON THE MOST PROTECTIVE UNDERLYING ASSUMP- TIONS AND CANCER POTENCY FACTOR AND SHALL NOT EXCEED AN EXCESS CANCER RISK OF ONE IN ONE MILLION FOR CARCINOGENIC END POINTS AND A HAZARD INDEX OF ONE FOR NON-CANCER END POINTS, IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED TO EXPOSURE TO TRICHLOROETHYLENE. S 2. Paragraph i of subdivision 1 of section 3-0301 of the environ- mental conservation law, as amended by chapter 654 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: i. Provide for prevention and abatement of all water, land and air pollution, INCLUDING INDOOR AIR, AND including, but not limited to, that related to hazardous substances, particulates, gases, dust, vapors, noise, radiation, odor, nutrients and heated liquids[;]. IN ESTABLISH- ING REMEDIATION STANDARDS AND ACTION LEVELS FOR INDOOR AIR, LEVELS UTILIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN ANY PROGRAMS WHERE LEVELS OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS ARE REGULATED, MONITORED, OR REPORTED SHALL BE AT LEAST AS STRINGENT AS THOSE SET IN SECTION THIRTEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINE-F OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW FOR ANY CONTAMINANT LISTED THEREIN. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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