New York’s Expanded Polystyrene Foam Container and Polystyrene Loose Fill Packaging Ban and Proposed Part 353 Regulations
Effective Jan. 1st, 2022, no covered food service provider or store (retail or wholesale) will be allowed to sell, offer for sale, or distribute disposable food service containers that contain expanded polystyrene foam in New York state. In addition, no manufacturer or store will be allowed to sell, offer for sale, or distribute polystyrene loose fill packaging (commonly referred to as packing peanuts) in the state.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a new 6 NYCRR Part 353 to implement the prohibition on the sale and distribution of expanded polystyrene foam containers and loose fill “packing peanuts.” The public is invited to review and submit written comments on the proposed Part 353 rulemaking through Nov. 22, 2021. A virtual public hearing will be held on Nov. 15, 2021, at 1 p.m. - register for the hearing.
The DEC will provide interpreter services for hearing impaired persons, and language interpreter services for individuals with difficulty understanding or reading English, at no charge upon written request submitted no later than Oct. 25, 2021.
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For full text and more information about the proposed regulations, how to submit public comments, register for the virtual public hearing, or submit a request for interpreter services at the hearing visit.
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