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Section: Sale of certain packages, components, packaged products, restricted; terms defined.

Statute: 13:1E-99.47

4. a. On or after January 1, 1993, no person shall sell, offer for sale, or offer for promotional purposes in this State any package or packaging component which includes, in the package itself or in any packaging component, inks, dyes, pigments, adhesives, stabilizers or any other additives containing any lead, cadmium, mercury or hexavalent chromium which has been intentionally introduced as a chemical element during manufacturing or distribution as opposed to the incidental presence of any of these elements. b. On or after January 1, 1993, no person shall sell, offer for sale, or offer for promotional purposes in this State any product contained in a package which includes, in the package itself or in any packaging component, inks, dyes, pigments, adhesives, stabilizers or any other additives containing any lead, cadmium, mercury or hexavalent chromium which has been intentionally introduced as a chemical element during manufacturing or distribution as opposed to the incidental presence of any of these elements. c. The sum of the concentration levels of lead, cadmium, mercury or hexavalent chromium present in any package or packaging component, which shall constitute an incidental presence, shall not exceed the following levels: (1) Not more than 600 parts per million by weight (0.06%) after January 1, 1993; (2) Not more than 250 parts per million by weight (0.025%) after January 1, 1994; (3) Not more than 100 parts per million by weight (0.01%) after January 1, 1995. As used in this section, "incidental presence" means the presence or a regulated metal as an unintended or undesired ingredient of a package or packaging component. As used in this section, "intentionally introduced" means the deliberate use of a regulated heavy metal to provide a desired characteristic, appearance, or quality. "Intentionally introduced" shall not include: (1) Using a regulated metal as a processing agent or intermediate to impart certain chemical or physical changes during manufacturing, whereupon the incidental retention of a residue of a regulated metal in the final package or packaging component is neither desired nor deliberate, if the final package or packaging component is in compliance with this act; or (2) Using recycled materials as feed stock for the manufacture of new packaging materials, where some portion of the recycled materials may contain amounts of the regulated metals if the new package or packaging component is in compliance with this act. L.1991,c.520,s.4; amended 1997, c.307, s.2.

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