senate Bill S8575

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to reducing the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting activities

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May 10, 2018 referred to finance

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S8575 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11181
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §159-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S439, A445

S8575 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to reducing the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting activities.

S8575 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8575 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  8575

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to reducing  the  use  of
  PFAS chemicals in firefighting activities

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  159-b
to read as follows:
  §  159-B. RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT CONTAINING
PFAS CHEMICALS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE  CONTEXT  CLEARLY
REQUIRES OTHERWISE:
  (A) "CHEMICAL PLANT" MEANS A LARGE INTEGRATED PLANT OR THAT PORTION OF
SUCH A PLANT OTHER THAN A REFINERY OR DISTILLERY WHERE FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS
ARE PRODUCED BY CHEMICAL REACTIONS OR USED IN CHEMICAL REACTIONS.
  (B)  "CLASS  B  FIREFIGHTING  FOAM" MEANS FOAMS DESIGNED TO EXTINGUISH
FLAMMABLE LIQUID FIRES.
  (C) "FIREFIGHTING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT"  MEANS  ANY  CLOTHING
DESIGNED,  INTENDED, OR MARKETED TO BE WORN BY FIREFIGHTING PERSONNEL IN
THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES, DESIGNED WITH THE INTENT FOR THE USE IN
FIREFIGHTING AND RESCUE ACTIVITIES,  INCLUDING  JACKETS,  PANTS,  SHOES,
GLOVES, HELMETS, AND RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT.
  (D)   "LOCAL  GOVERNMENTS"  INCLUDES  ANY  COUNTY,  CITY,  TOWN,  FIRE
DISTRICT, REGIONAL FIRE PROTECTION AUTHORITY, OR OTHER  SPECIAL  PURPOSE
DISTRICT THAT PROVIDES FIREFIGHTING SERVICES.
  (E)  "MANUFACTURER"  INCLUDES  ANY PERSON, FIRM, ASSOCIATION, PARTNER-
SHIP, CORPORATION, ORGANIZATION, JOINT  VENTURE,  IMPORTER  OR  DOMESTIC
DISTRIBUTOR OF FIREFIGHTING AGENTS OR FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT.
  (F)  "PERFLUOROALKYL  AND  POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES" OR "PFAS CHEMI-
CALS" MEANS, FOR THE PURPOSES OF FIREFIGHTING  AGENTS  AND  FIREFIGHTING
EQUIPMENT,  A CLASS OF FLUORINATED ORGANIC CHEMICALS CONTAINING AT LEAST
ONE FULLY FLUORINATED CARBON ATOM.
  (G) "PERSON" MEANS ANY INDIVIDUAL, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, PUBLIC OR
PRIVATE CORPORATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY  OR  ANY  OTHER  TYPE  OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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