1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Environmental Conservation
  4. Article 35: Detergents and Other Household Cleansing Products


Section 35-0103 Definitions

Environmental Conservation (ENV)

  The following terms, whenever used or referred to in this article, shall have the following meaning unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:

  1. "Household cleansing product" means any product, including but not limited to soaps and detergents, containing a surfactant as a wetting or dirt emulsifying agent and used primarily for domestic or commercial cleaning purposes, including but not limited to, the cleansing of fabrics, dishes, food utensils and household and commercial premises. Household cleansing product shall not mean foods, drugs, cosmetics, insecticides, fungicides and rodenticides or cleansing products used primarily in industrial manufacturing, production and assembling processes as provided by the commissioner by rule and regulation.

  2. "Person" means any individual, partnership, firm or corporation.

  3. "Phosphorus" means elemental phosphorus.

  4. "Commercial establishment" means any premises used for the purpose of carrying on or exercising any trade, business, profession, vocation, or commercial or charitable activity, including but not limited to laundries, hospitals, and food or restaurant establishments.