N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 37-0301

As used in this title, the following terms shall have the following meanings:


“Facility” means all buildings, equipment, structures, and other stationary items located on a single site or adjacent sites and owned or operated by the same person (or by any person who controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such person).


“State agency” means:


each state department;


division of military and naval affairs, division of state police, division of housing and community renewal, division for youth, office of general services, office of parks, recreation and historic preservation, and state university of New York;


any division, board, commission, office, or bureau of any state department which is required to obtain a permit issued by the department or which undertakes an activity for which it must register with the department; and


dormitory authority of the state of New York, facilities development corporation, metropolitan transportation authority (including the operations of all of its operating units), New York state energy research and development authority, New York state environmental facilities corporation, New York state olympic regional development authority, New York state thruway authority, New York state urban development corporation, port authority of New York and New Jersey, and power authority of the state of New York.


The term “manufacture” means to produce, prepare, import, or compound a toxic chemical.


The term “process” means the preparation of a toxic chemical, after its manufacture, for distribution in commerce in the same form or physical state as, or in a different form or physical state from, that in which it was received by the person so preparing such chemical, or as part of an article containing the toxic chemical.


The term “release” means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing into the environment (including the abandonment or discarding of barrels, containers, and other closed receptacles) of any hazardous chemical, extremely hazardous substance, or toxic chemical.


The term “toxic chemical” means a substance on the list described in 42 U.S.C. § 11023(c).

Source: Section 37-0301 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/37-0301 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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