STATE OF NEW YORK
February 28, 2020
Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD, FAHY, STECK, D'URSO, THIELE, DICKENS,
DARLING, EPSTEIN, JACOBSON, GLICK, GALEF, SIMON, CAHILL, LENTOL, GOTT-
FRIED, SCHMITT, DeSTEFANO -- read once and referred to the Committee
on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged, bill amended,
ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee --
again reported from said committee with amendments, ordered reprinted
as amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT prohibiting the incineration of aqueous film-forming foam
containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in certain
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. 1. The disposal by incineration of aqueous film-forming
2 foam that contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances shall
3 be prohibited in a city with an environmental justice area designated by
4 the department of environmental conservation and a population of not
5 less than sixteen thousand and not more than seventeen thousand based
6 upon the two thousand ten federal census. The commissioner of environ-
7 mental conservation may promulgate any rules or regulations he or she
8 may deem necessary in order to carry out the provisions of this act.
9 2. For the purposes of this act:
10 (a) "incineration" includes but is not limited to burning, combustion,
11 pyrolysis, gasification, thermal oxidation (including flameless and
12 regenerative), acid recovery furnace/oxidizer, ore roaster, cement kiln,
13 lightweight aggregate kiln, industrial furnace, boiler and process heat-
14 er; and
15 (b) "perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances" means a class of
16 fluorinated organic chemicals containing at least one fully fluorinated
17 carbon atom.
18 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.