assembly Bill A8491

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Phases out the sale of products that contain intentionally added PFAS

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
Nov 17, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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A8491 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 37 Title 4 §§37-0401 - 37-0413, En Con L

A8491 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Phases out the sale of products that contain intentionally added PFAS.

A8491 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   8491
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             November 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, THIELE, SIMON, BUTTENSCHON, DICKENS,
   GOTTFRIED, SEAWRIGHT, STECK, GALEF,  O'DONNELL,  ZINERMAN,  CAHILL  --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to phas-
   ing out the sale of products that contain intentionally added PFAS

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Article 37 of the environmental conservation law is amended
 by adding a new title 4 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 4
     PRODUCTS CONTAINING PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES
 SECTION 37-0401. DEFINITIONS.
         37-0403. NOTIFICATION.
         37-0405. EXEMPTIONS.
         37-0407. PROHIBITION  ON  SALE  OF  PRODUCTS  CONTAINING  INTEN-
                    TIONALLY ADDED PFAS.
         37-0409. FAILURE TO PROVIDE NOTICE.
         37-0411. VIOLATIONS.
         37-0413. RULES AND REGULATIONS.
 § 37-0401. DEFINITIONS.
   FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, THE TERM:  1. "CURRENTLY UNAVOIDABLE
 USE" MEANS A USE OF PFAS THAT THE DEPARTMENT HAS DETERMINED TO BE ESSEN-
 TIAL FOR HEALTH, SAFETY OR THE FUNCTIONING  OF  SOCIETY  AND  FOR  WHICH
 ALTERNATIVES ARE NOT REASONABLY AVAILABLE.
   2.  "INTENTIONALLY  ADDED  CHEMICAL"  SHALL  HAVE  THE SAME MEANING AS
 SUBDIVISION 11 OF SECTION 37-0901 OF THIS ARTICLE.
   3. "MANUFACTURER" MEANS THE PERSON  THAT  MANUFACTURES  A  PRODUCT  OR
 WHOSE  BRAND  NAME  IS  AFFIXED TO THE PRODUCT. IN THE CASE OF A PRODUCT
 IMPORTED INTO THE UNITED STATES, "MANUFACTURER" INCLUDES THE IMPORTER OR
 FIRST DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTOR OF THE PRODUCT IF THE  PERSON  THAT  MANUFAC-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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