senate Bill S164

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for trichloroethylene (TCE) exposure prevention

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
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S164 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3595
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 13 Title 12-B §1389-f, Pub Health L; amd §§3-0301 & 27-2403, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2025, A3121
2009-2010: S5278, A2267

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

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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