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Express Terms - 6 NYCRR Part 597

Hazardous Substances Identification, Release Prohibition, and Release Reporting

(Statutory authority: Environmental Conservation Law sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 3-0303, 17-0301, 17-0303, 17-0501, 17-1743, 27-1301, 37-0101 through 37-0107,and 40-0101 through 40-0121)

6 NYCRR Part 597 is amended to read as follows:

Existing subdivision 597.1(a) through paragraph 597.1(b)(1) remain unchanged.

Existing paragraph 597.1(b)(2) is amended to read as follows:

(2) Chemical [a]Abstracts [s]Service number or CAS number is the unique identifier for a chemical substance assigned by the CAS division of the American Chemical Society.

Existing paragraph 597.1(b)(3) through section 597.2 remain unchanged.

Existing section 597.3 is amended to read as follows:

597.3 List of hazardous substances

Table 1 sets forth the list of hazardous substances in alphabetical order. Table 2 sets forth the list of hazardous substances in Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number order.

Table 1 and Table 2 are amended to read as follows:

Table 1 - Alphabetical Order
CASRN Substance RQ Air
(pounds)
RQ Land/ Water
(pounds)
Notes
3825-26-1 Ammonium Perfluorooctanoate 1 1
2795-39-3 Perfluorooctane Sulfonate 1 1
1763-23-1 Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid 1 1
335-67-1 Perfluorooctanoic acid 1 1
Table 2 - CAS Number Order
CASRN Substance RQ Air
(pounds)
RQ Land/ Water
(pounds)
Notes
335-67-1 Perfluorooctanoic acid 1 1
1763-23-1 Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid 1 1
2795-39-3 Perfluorooctane Sulfonate 1 1
3825-26-1 Ammonium Perfluorooctanoate 1 1

Existing subdivision 597.4(a) is amended to read as follows:

(a) Prohibition of releases.

The release of a hazardous substance which is required to be reported pursuant to subdivision (b) of this section is prohibited unless:

(1) such release is authorized; [or]
(2) such release is continuous and stable in quantity and rate and has been reported pursuant to paragraph (b)(4) of this section[.]; or
(3) such release is of fire-fighting foam containing Perfluorooctanoic Acid (CAS No. 335-67-1), Ammonium Perfluorooctanoate (CAS No. 3825-26-1), Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (CAS No. 1763-23-1), or Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (CAS No. 2795-39-3) used for fighting fires (but not for training purposes) and occurs on or before April 25, 2017. In the event there is a release of such foam that exceeds the reportable quantity of any hazardous substance, the release must be reported pursuant to subdivision (b) of this section.

Existing subdivision 597.4(b) remains unchanged.

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