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New York Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous materials transporters: 17 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 820.8

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Mercury:

Definitions: New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-2101

Labeling: ECL 27-2103

Mercury ban: ECL 27-2107

Penalties: ECL 71-2724

Dental mercury: 6 NYCRR 374-4

Mercury thermostats: ECL 27-2901 to 27-2909

Phosphates: ECL 35-010 to 35-0109 and regulations at 6 NYCRR 659.1 to 659.6

Definitions: 6 NYCRR 659.1

Labeling: 6 NYCRR 659.4

Phosphate ban: ECL 17-2101 to 7-2105 and 6 NYCRR 659.3

Disclosure: 6 NYCRR 659.6

Regulatory Agencies

New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Motor Carrier Safety Bureau

New York State Police (NYSP)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New York has adopted federal regulations related to the import and export of chemicals, with additional requirements that ban specific products containing mercury and phosphates, and require the collection and recycling of out-of-service mercury thermostats. New York manufacturers, importers, and distributors must comply with such state chemical bans and collection/recycling requirements. See the national section IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for more information.

New York has adopted the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations, with additional hazmat reporting requirements. See the state section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an ...


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New York Chemicals Resources

Chemicals Products

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Care of Supplies, Chemicals, and Equipment—Spanish Training Video
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