See: community right-to-know program at NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
Law: NYC Administrative Code (Title 24, Chapter 7: Community Right-to-Know Law)
Rules: Rules of the City of New York (Title 15, Chapter 41: Community Right-to-Know Regulations)
Summary: NYC's Community Right-to-Know Law, enacted as Local Law 26 of 1988, requires commercial, industrial, or public facilities that use, store, process, or handle any substance on NYC's List of Hazardous Substances at or above its threshold reporting quantity (TRQ) to provide information including chemical names, amounts stored, substance characteristics, safe treatment methods, and potential health effects to the NYC Dept of Environmental Protection. This information shall be made available to city personnel responsible for responding to emergencies involving hazardous substances and the public. The Rules detail a long list of covered chemicals, which includes perchloroethylene (PERC) and asbestos.
NYC Dept of Environmental Protection partners with The US Dept of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to implement the city's Right to Know Law in conjunction with OSHA's Hazard Communication regulations .
Amendments: This law has been amended multiple times. Local Law 76 of 2003 amends the law to require facilities where extremely hazardous substances or regulated toxic substances are present at or above federally determined levels to prepare and submit a Risk Management Plan. Local Law 82 of 2003 amends the law to increase penalties for violation of the law and rules.
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