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H.75

Introduced by   Representatives Trombley of Grand Isle and Johnson of South Hero

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Conservation; water quality; detergents; phosphorus

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to remove the dishwasher exemption from the law that prohibits phosphorus above trace quantities in most household cleansing products sold and used in the state.

AN ACT RELATING TO REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF PHOSPHORUS ALLOWED IN HOUSEHOLD CLEANSING PRODUCTS USED IN DISHWASHERS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 1382 is amended to read:

§ 1382.  PROHIBITIONS

(a)  No household cleansing products except those used in dishwashers, for cleansing medical and surgical equipment, food and beverage processing equipment, and dairy equipment may be distributed, sold, offered, or exposed for sale at retail, after April 1, 1978, or at wholesale, after January 1, 1978, or used in a commercial establishment in this state, after April 1, 1978, which shall contain a phosphorus compound in concentrations in excess of a trace quantity.

(b)  No household cleansing products used in dishwashers, for cleansing medical and surgical equipment and food and beverage processing equipment, may be distributed, sold, offered, or exposed for sale at retail, after April 1, 1978, or at wholesale, after January 1, 1978, or used in a commercial establishment in this state, after April 1, 1978, which shall contain a phosphorus compound in concentrations in excess of 8.7 percent by weight expressed as elemental phosphorus.  No household cleansing products used in dishwashers may be distributed, sold, offered, or exposed for sale at retail after April 1, 2005 or at wholesale after January 1, 2005 or used in a commercial establishment in this state after April 1, 2005, which shall contain a phosphorus compound in concentrations in excess of a trace quantity.

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The Vermont General Assembly
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