Printing Industry? What’s Changing in the Regulatory and Sustainability Landscape

May 30, 2024

Printing industry environmental risks and compliance


Changing Regulatory and Sustainability Landscape for the Printing Industry

Join us on June 26, 2024, from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (Central Time) at the Waukesha County Technical College
Registration fee is $35

Program Agenda (Central Time)
9:30 a.m. – SGP and Green Tier Program introduction
10:00 a.m. – How to Identify Hazardous Waste in the Printing Industry
10:45 a.m. – How Sustainability Is Shaping the Printing Industry
11:30 a.m. – Update on Ozone Nonattainment Emission Reduction Credits and PM 2.5
12:15 p.m. – Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m. – Overview of Environmental Compliance including Partial Tour of Printer Portal with Cheryl Moran
1:45 p.m. – Small Business Resources Available from the DNR
2:15 p.m. – Advances In Flexible Packaging Recycling (STRAP Process)
3:00 p.m. – Adjourn


Speaker Highlight: Cheryl Moran is a member and leader of the Wisconsin Printing Council and a member of the Great Lakes Graphics Association. She is presenting the 1 p.m. discussion on compliance issues and the printer portal; the regulatory portion of the changing regulatory and sustainability landscape for printers. Many changes to state and federal compliance can impact the printing industry. For example, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) impacts industrial facilities and the public. Annual reporting is due from printing and production facilities meeting a growing number of criteria – in short – more industrial and government facilities will be required to file mandatory reports in 2024 and 2025.

The emergency planning includes annual notification of hazardous chemicals present at your site to your state and local emergency planning and response organizations, and with your fire department. That information is used to help them prepare for emergencies such as chemical releases or fires and is made available to the public.

This information is disclosed through the toxics release inventory (TRI). TRI covers a variety of industries based on their NAICS code, which employs 10 full-time equivalent employees or more and stores or uses specific chemicals, including 189 PFAS.

This report is often referred to by a variety of names, including Toxics Release Inventory, TRI, SARA 313 report, Form R, or Form A. Do not be fooled by the nomenclature; these all refer to the same reporting requirement.

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am