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Lead Wheel Weight Law

Environmental Conservation Law 37-0113. Lead Wheel Weight; Prohibited.

  1. On and after April first, two thousand eleven any person replacing or balancing a tire on a motor vehicle required to be registered under article fourteen of title four of the vehicle and traffic law, shall not use a wheel weight or other product for balancing motor vehicle wheels if the weight or other balancing product contains more than 0.1 percent lead by weight.
  2. On and after April first, two thousand eleven, a person shall not sell or offer to sell or distribute weights or other products for balancing motor vehicle wheels if the weight or other balancing product contains more than 0.1 percent lead by weight.
  3. On and after April first, two thousand twelve, a person may not sell a new motor vehicle that is equipped with a weight or other product for balancing motor vehicle wheels if the weight or other balancing product contains more than 0.1 percent lead by weight.
  4. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
    1. "New motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is required to be registered under article fourteen of title four of the vehicle and traffic law that has not been previously sold to any person except a distributor, wholesaler or motor vehicle dealer for resale.
    2. "Person" means any individual, firm, association, partnership, corporation, organization, or joint venture.

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