3704.15 Prohibiting sale of fluorocarbon aerosol products.

(A) No person shall sell, expose for sale, or offer to sell any aerosol spray can which contains as a propellant trichloromonofluoromethane, dichlorodifluoromethane, or any other saturated chlorofluorocarbon compound that does not contain hydrogen, except an aerosol spray can designed for administering any drug for the treatment of asthma or another respiratory disease through a device that measures the dosage, administering a prescription drug, or use in a surgical procedure, or an aerosol spray can the use of which is designated an essential use by the director of environmental protection in accordance with division (B) of this section. However, a particular product may be sold, exposed for sale, or offered for sale, in such a can at retail from a retailer's inventory that remains at the end of the day on April 14, 1979, if his inventory of the product during April, 1979 does not exceed his average monthly inventory of the product during the previous twenty-four calendar months.

(B) The director of environmental protection shall adopt rules under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code prescribing the essential uses of aerosol spray cans containing as a propellant trichloromonofluoromethane, dichlorodifluoromethane, or any other saturated chlorofluorocarbon that does not contain hydrogen. The director shall designate as being an essential use of such aerosol spray cans only those uses so designated under the "Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act," 52 Stat. 1040, 21 U.S.C. 301 , as amended, the "Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976," 90 Stat. 2003, 15 U.S.C. 2601 , as amended, or the "Consumer Product Safety Act," 86 Stat. 1207, 15 U.S.C. 2051 , as amended.

Cite as R.C. § 3704.15

History. Effective Date: 04-15-1979