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SECTION 27-2119
Phase-out of mercury-containing flooring
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 27, TITLE 21
§ 27-2119. Phase-out of mercury-containing flooring.

1. Commencing a year after the calendar year in which this section
takes effect, no public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school
shall install a mercury-containing floor nor shall any school install a
floor over a mercury-containing floor prior to removal of the
mercury-containing floor.

2. The time weighted average mercury vapor exposure for an employee or
student of a public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school shall
not exceed 750 ng/m (3).

3. For purposes of this section:

(a) "mercury-containing floor" shall mean a floor containing
phenyl-mercuric-acetate catalyst.

(b) "time weighted average" shall mean an employee's average airborne
exposure in an eight-hour work shift of a forty-hour work week or for a
person under the age of eighteen shall mean sixteen hours or less per
week averaged over the school year.