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Household Cleansing Product Ingredient Disclosure Program

New York State has launched a new initiative to require the public disclosure of chemical ingredients in household cleaning products.

Authority for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program derives from Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Article 35 and New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 659. The statute and regulations authorize the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation to require manufacturers of domestic and commercial cleaning products distributed, sold, or offered for sale in New York State to furnish information regarding such products in a form prescribed by the Commissioner.

A draft of the 2017 Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program Certification Form and Guidance Document in which disclosure will be required has been released for public comment. Under the program, manufacturers of cleaning products sold in the State of New York are required to disclose the ingredients of their products on their websites and identify any ingredients that appear on authoritative lists of chemicals of concern. Public comment on the form and guidance will be accepted through June 14, 2017.

The Draft 2017 Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Certification Form and Guidance Document (PDF, 195 KB) is available here for download. Copies of the form and guidance can also be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Meer, NYS DEC - Executive Division by mail at 625 Broadway, 14th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1010, or by phone at (518) 402-9401. An electronic version of these documents can also be requested by an e-mail to

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