1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Environmental Conservation
  4. Article 28: Pollution Prevention


Section 28-0103 Declaration of purpose

Environmental Conservation (ENV)

  It is the purpose of this article to:

  1. promote pollution prevention as a means for preventing the risks associated with the use and production of hazardous substances, including risks to public health and the environment;

  2. promote pollution prevention as a means for reducing energy and resource consumption, and reducing or eliminating the generation of hazardous substances, pollution and waste;

  3. promote implementation of affordable and cost effective methods of achieving pollution prevention as means of sustaining and safeguarding the competitive advantage of New York businesses, large and small, and advancing innovation in the reduction of energy and resource consumption and the reduction or elimination of hazardous substances, pollution and waste;

  4. promote voluntary implementation of pollution prevention as a means for meeting the requirements of state or federal environmental laws or regulations; and

  5. promote coordination and cooperation between all federal, state and local agencies and private organizations administering programs related to pollution prevention, energy consumption, resource consumption, the use and generation of hazardous substances, or the generation of waste or pollution.