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SECTION 37-0213
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 37, TITLE 2
§ 37-0213. Reports.

The department shall include a report on the effectiveness of this
title as part of its annual solid waste management plan as required by
section 27-0103 of this chapter. The report shall contain a review of
other toxic substances contained in packaging and recommend additions to
the list of hazardous ingredients set forth in this title in order to
further reduce the toxicity of packaging waste, and shall contain a
recommendation whether to continue the recycling exemption as it is
provided for in subdivision three of section 37-0207 of this title, and
a description of the nature of the substitutes used in lieu of the lead,
mercury, cadmium, or hexavalent chromium. The department may include
recommendations of the source reduction council of the conference of
North-Eastern governors in the report. Recommendations made by the
department to eliminate toxic substances contained in packaging shall
include a determination of whether the ingredient presents or will
present an unreasonable risk to health or the environment, based upon a
recognized risk assessment protocol and taking into account the
magnitude and severity of the harm against the benefits of the substance
or mixture to society as well as the availability of substitutes for the
substance or mixture and other adverse effects which such proposed
action to eliminate such ingredient may have on society.