NY Department of Environmental Conservation Holds Public Meeting About Toxic Chemicals Law

ny-dec-logoJune 17, 2021 | The Toy Association recently participated in a virtual public meeting hosted by New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) about the implementation of the state’s Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products law.

The recently enacted law has created ingredient disclosure requirements for children’s products (which must be reported by March 1, 2023) and prohibits the sale of children’s products containing certain chemicals (benzene, asbestos, or tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate), effective January 1, 2023.

The meeting was held to present and discuss topics that will be included in the rule, which is currently being developed by DEC to implement portions of the law. The rule is expected to address the specific product categories that are covered, what chemicals and supporting information must be disclosed, details on how to obtain a waiver from reporting or the sales prohibition, and the fees associated with reporting and applying for a waiver. A recording of the meeting can be viewed here.

DEC will hold a formal public comment period on the proposed rule at a later date and is expected to finalize the rule by March 1, 2022. Toy Association members will be kept apprised of updates on this matter.

Questions may be directed to Jennifer Gibbons, vice president of state government affairs at The Toy Association.