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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 047 : WATER POLLUTION CONTROL

Subchapter 005 : DETERGENTS AND HOUSEHOLD CLEANSING PRODUCTS

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 1382)
  • § 1382. Prohibitions

    (a) No household cleansing products containing a phosphorus compound in concentrations in excess of a trace quantity may be distributed, sold, offered for sale at retail or wholesale, exposed for sale at retail or wholesale, or used in a commercial establishment in this State, except as set forth in subsections (b) and (c) of this section.

    (b) No household cleansing product used in a dishwasher in a commercial establishment, used to cleanse food and beverage processing equipment, including dishes, pots, pans, and utensils, used to cleanse medical or surgical equipment, or used to cleanse dairy equipment may be distributed, sold, offered for sale at retail or wholesale, exposed for sale at retail or wholesale, or used in a commercial establishment if it contains a phosphorus compound in concentrations in excess of 8.7 percent by weight expressed as elemental phosphorus.

    (c) As of July 1, 2010, no household cleansing product used in a residential dishwasher may be distributed, sold, offered for sale at retail or wholesale, or exposed for sale at retail or wholesale if it contains a phosphorus compound in concentrations in excess of a trace quantity, except for product inventory purchased by retailers prior to July 1, 2010.

    (d) The provisions of this section shall not be construed to limit the phosphorus content of household cleansing products used in agricultural production and for cleansing equipment used in processing of agricultural products.

    (e) The provisions of this section shall not be construed to limit the phosphorus content of household cleaning products approved by the Commissioner of Health for use in lead hazard management projects. (Added 1977, No. 39, § 1, eff. April 19, 1977; amended 1993, No. 229 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2007, No. 28, § 1.)