1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Environmental Conservation
  4. Article 37: Substances Hazardous or Acutely Hazardous to Public Health, Safety or the Environment
  5. Title 1: Substances Hazardous to the Environment


Section 37-0101 Definitions

Environmental Conservation (ENV)

  As used in this article, unless the context requires otherwise:

  1. "Oral LD (rat) toxicity" means a calculated dose of a substance which is expected to cause the death of fifty percent of an experimental rat population when administered orally.

  2. "Inhalation LC (rat) toxicity" means a calculated concentration of substance in air, exposure to which is expected to cause death of fifty percent of an experimental rat population when inhaled.

  3. "Dermal LD (rabbit) toxicity" means a calculated dose of a substance which is expected to cause the death of fifty percent of an experimental rabbit population when applied to the skin.

  4. "Brominated flame retardants" refers generally to any product containing a mixture of chemicals known as brominated diphenyl ether to prevent, reduce or retard the risk of fire in electronic devices, furniture, and textiles.

  5. "Polybrominated diphenyl ether" (PBDE) is a mixture of brominated diphenyl ethers, usually marketed as pentabromodiphenyl ether or octabromodiphenyl ether, according to how many hydrogen atoms in the diphenyloxide structure are replaced with bromine atoms.

  6. "Process", as used in section 37-0111 of this title, shall not include the processing of metallic recyclables containing pentabrominated diphenyl ether or octabrominated diphenyl ether that is conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.