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June 18, 2019

New York Delays Enforcement of Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

On June 12, 2019, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) announced that it will delay enforcement of the Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program (Disclosure Program) from July 1, 2019, to January 1, 2020.  NYSDEC states in the June 12, 2019, Environmental Notice Bulletin that it will begin enforcing any violations of the required disclosure as of January 2, 2020.  According to the notice, NYSDEC “will continue to work with any manufacturers on the design of their websites, or entertain any questions regarding compliance with website design or safety data sheets.”  NYSDEC “remains committed to working with the manufacture[r]s to implement this program in the best manner possible.”

As reported in our January 14, 2019, memorandum, “NYDEC Delays for Three Months Enforcement of its Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program,” on January 9, 2019, NYSDEC previously delayed enforcement of its Disclosure Program.  The Disclosure Program sets forth extensive requirements for manufacturers of certain consumer cleaning products to disclose information regarding the ingredients in those products.  Our June 7, 2018, memorandum, “New York Launches Disclosure Program Intended to Protect Consumers from Chemicals in Household Cleaning Products,” provides an in-depth review of important information from the Disclosure Program Certification Form and Program Policy, including covered products and definitions, information to be disclosed, and the lists of chemicals of concern covered by the Program.