N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 37-0119
Prohibition against certain uses of trichloroethylene


No person shall use trichloroethylene as a vapor degreaser, an intermediate chemical to produce other chemicals, a refrigerant, or an extraction solvent or in any other manufacturing or industrial cleaning process or use.


For purposes of this section:


“Extraction solvent” means a solvent used to separate a specific substance from a mixture.


“Refrigerant” means a chemical that is used as a heat carrier in a cooling mechanism and that changes from liquid to gas and back again in the refrigeration cycle.


“Trichloroethylene” means a chemical with the Chemical Registry Abstract Services Number of 79-01-6.


“Vapor degreaser” means a substance boiled to a vapor that condenses onto metal parts, causing beading and dripping, and that removes contaminants from the parts.


Severability. The provisions of this section shall be severable and if any portion thereof or the applicability thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of this section and the application thereof shall not be affected thereby. * NB There are 2 § 37-0119’s

Source: Section 37-0119 — Prohibition against certain uses of trichloroethylene, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/37-0119 (updated Dec. 9, 2022; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Dec. 9, 2022

§ 37-0119’s source at nysenate​.gov

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