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Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program

DEC to work with stakeholders on web disclosure models
As stated in the Program Policy finalized on June 6, 2018, DEC is committed to working with stakeholders "to create models of how the requirements of the program can be met through varying website designs." Any company or other entity interested in working with DEC to create an approach to disclosure that meets program requirements is encouraged to email productdisclosure@dec.ny.gov to set up a consultation. With your consent, successful approaches may be posted on DEC's website for others to follow.

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.

DEC's Division of Materials Management Program Policy on Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure was finalized on June 6, 2018. A responsiveness summary (PDF, 517KB) is available here for download. 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.

DEC's Division of Materials Management Program Policy on Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure (PDF, 562 KB) is available here for download. An electronic version of these documents can also be requested by an e-mail to productdisclosure@dec.ny.gov.

Other Guidance and Policy Documents for the Division of Materials Management are also available.