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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

Basic RCRA Recordkeeping for Printers
Abstract: Provides basic understanding of various record keeping requirements mandated by EPA.
Source: Printers? National Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC)
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/all/rcra.cfm

Environmental Health and Safety Checklist for Minnesota Printers
Abstract: This is a tool to assist printing companies in identifying environmental, health and safety requirements (regulations) that may be applicable to them.
Source: MN TAP
URL: http://www.mntap.umn.edu/print/printerchecklist.htm

Frequently Cited OSHA Standards
Abstract: Allows the user to list the most frequently cited Federal or State OSHA standards for a specified 2, 3 or 4-digit Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code.
Source: Occupational Health & Safety Administration
URL: http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/std1.html

Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals: A Printer?s Roadmap [PDF]
Abstract: Written by Gary Jones of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation. Federal regulatory information related to PBTs. (PDF format; Length: 12 pages)
Source: PNEAC
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/all/PBTprintersroadmap.pdf

Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center
Abstract: Compliance assistance center, current trends, news, tools
Source: PNEAC
URL: http://www.pneac.org

Printer's One Plan Approach to the OSHA Hazard Communication Program, the EPA Emergency Response Plan, and the EPA Risk Management Plan
Abstract: Discusses and explains elements in the OSHA Hazard Communication Program
Source: Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC)
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/all/printersoneplan.cfm

Printing Industry Manuals on Compliance, P2 & Processes [PDF]
Abstract: A directory of state and regional printing compliance & P2 manuals
Source: PNEAC
URL: http://www.pneac.org/pdfs/listmanualsfactsheet.pdf

RCRA in Focus: The Printing Industry [PDF]
Abstract: Offers basic record keeping information for EPA, RCRA and OSHA. (PDF Format; Length: 15 pages)
Source: Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC)
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/all/printing.pdf

State Regulations Locator
Abstract: Links to state regulations, searchable databases.
Source: National Metal Finishing Resource Center
URL: http://www.envcap.org/state/

Sun Chemical Develops Alternatives to Solvent Flexo Printing
Abstract: Sun Chemical has announced a breakthrough in water-based ink technology for flexographic printing on polythene (PE) film. The company's new approach offers a viable and cost-effective alternative to solvent-based inks, and allows printers to comply with pending European legislation that will affect the industry while printing up to 600 meters per minute. From October 2007, the Solvent Emissions Directive states that every printing firm that uses more than 15 tons of solvents per year must either invest in incineration units or find alternatives for 75 percent of its solvent-based print colors. In addition, the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive legislates that printing firms using more than 200 tons of solvents per year must be in possession of a specific environmental certificate and must strictly apply procedures according to "best practice techniques." Sun Chemical's innovative breakthrough is the use of modified amine soluble resins, which crosslink after they transfer from the press to the substrate, making the inks fully water resistant when dry. Each of the inks - known as Barracuda, Piranha and Beluga - has been designed for specific applications. Erik Segers, corporate product manager liquid inks, Sun Chemical Europe, said, "Water-based inks are ideal for smaller printing businesses which do not have the capital to invest in the more costly incinerating equipment. Additionally, unlike the use of incinerators, water-based inks will not increase printers' carbon emissions, which could be taxed in the future to address concerns about global warming. Early trials suggest the total cost of print could be reduced up to 20 percent by switching from solvent-based to water-based ink. However, this could vary depending on a printer's individual circumstances."
Source: Ink World Magazine
URL: http://www.inkworldmagazine.com/news/2007/06/28/sun_chemical
_develops_alternatives_to_solvent_flexo_printing

Toxic Release Inventory for Printing and Publishing (SIC27): 1996 Releases and 1988-1996 Trend Analysis [PDF]
Abstract: Summary of release reporting components of 1996 TRI report. (PDF format; Length: 20 pages)
Source: Printers' National Environmenatl Assistance Center (PNEAC)
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/all/printingtri.pdf

Understanding Air Pollution Permits
Abstract: Discusses revisions to air pollution permitting requirements. (PDF format; Length: 10 pages)
Source: Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC)
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/all/airpollutionpermits.cfm

Universal Waste Rules and How they Affect a Printer [PDF]
Abstract: Detailed information on how Universal Waste Rules apply to a printing operation. (PDF Format; Length: 4 pages).
Source: Printers? National Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC)
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/all/UniversalWasteRules.pdf

 


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