- Chemical name (the proper scientific name)—not the product name (i.e. Drano)
- Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number (a unique number that identifies chemical elements, compounds, polymers, biological sequences, mixtures, and alloys).
- Appropriate hazardous warning associated with the chemical
If the substance is protected under the “trade secret” claim, the label should bear the specific code assigned for such substance. The labels must be written in legible English, prominently displayed on the container or readily available in the work area through each work shift. Information can be provided in other languages in addition to English, but it must appear in English.
If the quantity of hazardous substances at the facility does not exceed the (TRQ) in the Hazardous Substance List and the Hazard Category List, applicants are exempt from reporting the hazardous substances to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). However, applicants must write a letter to the DEP stating the following:
- Right-to-Know Facility ID Number (DEP assigned number if the user has previous reported Hazardous Substances) if the applicant has one.
- The appropriate North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
- The reason why the facility is not required to report.
Bureau of Environmental Compliance
59-17 Junction Boulevard, 8th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Community Right-to-Know Program