§ 27-2101 Definitions
§ 27-2103 Labeling
§ 27-2105 Disposal
§ 27-2107 Prohibitions
§ 27-2109 Advisory Committee On Mercury Pollution
§ 27-2111 Regulations
§ 27-2113 Exemptions
§ 27-2115 Interstate Clearinghouse
§ 27-2117 Phase-Out of Mercury-Added Components in Motor Vehicles
§ 27-2119 Phase-Out of Mercury-Containing Flooring

Terms Used In New York Laws > Environmental Conservation > Article 27 > Title 21

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Collector: means any person who accepts mercury-added consumer products in order to transfer them to a solid waste management facility, a hazardous waste management facility or another collector. See
  • Consumer: means any person who purchases a mercury-added consumer product for use other than resale. See
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • disposal: means the abandonment, discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking or placing of any substance so that such substance or any related constituent thereof may enter the environment. See
  • Distributor: means any person who sells mercury-added consumer products to a retailer in this state, including any manufacturer who sells to retailers in the state. See
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Household: means a single or multiple family residence. See
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Long lifetime: means more than twenty-four thousand hours when tested on a T8 instant start ballast, a T12 rapid start ballast, or a T5 programmed start ballast, and turned on and off every three hours ("three hour starts"). See
  • Manufacturer: means any person who manufactures mercury-added consumer products. See
  • Mercury hydrometer: means a mercury-added consumer product used for measuring the specific gravity of a liquid. See
  • Mercury sphygmomanometer: means a mercury-added consumer product used for measuring blood pressure in the arteries. See
  • Mercury switch: means a mercury-added consumer product or device that opens or closes an electrical circuit or gas valve. See
  • Mercury thermometer: means a mercury-added consumer product used for measuring temperature. See
  • Mercury thermostat: means a mercury-added consumer product that uses a mercury switch to sense and control room temperature through communication with heating, ventilating or air conditioning equipment. See
  • Mercury-added component: means a motor vehicle component that contains greater than fifteen milligrams of mercury, which was intentionally added to such vehicle in order to provide a specific characteristic, appearance or quality, to perform a specific function,

    or for any other purpose. See

  • Mercury-added consumer product: means any device or material into which elemental mercury or mercury compounds are intentionally added during such device's or material's formulation or manufacture, and in which the continued presence of mercury is required to provide a specific characteristic, appearance or quality, or to perform a specific function. See
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Producer of mercury-added lamps: means any person who:

    (a) manufactures and sells mercury-added lamps under its own brand;

    (b) resells under its own brand equipment produced by other suppliers, a reseller not being regarded as the producer of mercury-added lamps if the brand of the producer of mercury-added lamps appears on the equipment, as provided for in paragraph (a) of this subdivision; or

    (c) serves as the importer or domestic distributor of a mercury-added lamp if the brand name owner is located outside of the United States. See

  • Retailer: means any person in this state who sells new mercury-added consumer products to consumers for purposes other than resale. See
  • Solid waste: means solid waste as defined in section 27-0701 of this article. See
  • Solid waste management facility: means a solid waste management facility as defined in section 27-0701 of this article. See
  • Special purpose lights: means the following specialty lighting: appliance, black light, germicidal, colored, plant light, reflector, reprographic, shatter-resistant, cold temperature, sign service, and preheat. See
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.