senate Bill S6829

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits certain uses of trichloroethylene

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
Nov 01, 2019 referred to rules

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S6829 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8829
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §37-0115, En Con L

S6829 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of trichloroethylene as a vapor degreaser, an intermediate chemical to produce other chemicals, a refrigerant, or an extraction solvent or in any other manufacturing or cleaning process or use beginning January 1, 2021.

S6829 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6829 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6829

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 1, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  prohibiting certain uses of trichloroethylene

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

  Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
new section 37-0115 to read as follows:
§ 37-0115. PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN USES OF TRICHLOROETHYLENE.
  1. BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2021, NO PERSON SHALL USE TRICHLOROETHYLENE AS
A  VAPOR DEGREASER, AN INTERMEDIATE CHEMICAL TO PRODUCE OTHER CHEMICALS,
A REFRIGERANT, OR AN EXTRACTION SOLVENT OR IN ANY OTHER MANUFACTURING OR
CLEANING PROCESS OR USE.
  2. ANY PERSON REQUIRED TO  COMPLY  WITH  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  REPLACE
TRICHLOROETHYLENE WITH A CHEMICAL DEMONSTRATED TO BE LESS TOXIC TO HUMAN
HEALTH AND APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  3. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "EXTRACTION  SOLVENT" MEANS A SOLVENT USED TO SEPARATE A SPECIFIC
SUBSTANCE FROM A MIXTURE.
  (B) "PERSON" MEANS ANY  INDIVIDUAL,  FIRM,  ASSOCIATION,  PARTNERSHIP,
CORPORATION, ORGANIZATION, OR JOINT VENTURE.
  (C) "REFRIGERANT" MEANS A CHEMICAL THAT IS USED AS A HEAT CARRIER IN A
COOLING  MECHANISM AND THAT CHANGES FROM LIQUID TO GAS AND BACK AGAIN IN
THE REFRIGERATION CYCLE.
  (D) "TRICHLOROETHYLENE" MEANS A CHEMICAL WITH  THE  CHEMICAL  REGISTRY
ABSTRACT SERVICES NUMBER OF 79-01-6.
  (E)  "VAPOR  DEGREASER"  MEANS  A  SUBSTANCE  BOILED  TO  A VAPOR THAT
CONDENSES ONTO METAL PARTS,  CAUSING  BEADING  AND  DRIPPING,  AND  THAT
REMOVES CONTAMINANTS FROM THE PARTS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13807-01-9

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