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PRINTING United Alliance Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to EPA’s Stormwater Permit for Printing Operations
June 12, 2020Every 5 years, EPA evaluates and revises the MSGP and on March 2, 2020, EPA released a draft 2020 permit for review and comment. The 2020 MSGP is an update of the existing 2015 MSGP, however, the proposed permit increases the obligations on MSGP permittees. PrUA’s Government Affairs staff plans to participate in these important regulatory discussions.
PRINTING United Alliance Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to Air Rules
June 9, 2020The Mojave Desert Air Pollution Control District (MDAPCD) has issued proposed changes to Rule 1117, Graphic Arts and Paper, Foil, Film and Fabric Coating Operations. This rule sets down the regulatory requirements for printing facilities operating in this air district, which includes parts of Los Angeles area. There are specific requirements for lithographic, flexographic, rotogravure, screen printing and digital printing operations.
REPORTING – Vermont Children’s Products Report due by August 31, 2020.
May 29, 2020Manufacturers selling children’s product into the state of Vermont are required to provide annual reports on any product containing any of the 86 Chemicals of Concern to Children (CHCC).
Environmental Enforcement Discretions by State
May 25, 2020On March 26, 2020, USEPA released a memo titled “COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program” describing USEPA’s temporary policy for enforcing environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many states have issued their own temporary guidance for environmental compliance and will issue discretions under a case-by-case basis.
EPA Stresses the Importance of Recycling and Proper Disposal of Personal Protective Equipment
May 15, 2020EPA produced one radio and three video public service announcements to encourage households to recycle right and to not litter or put personal protective equipment (PPE) in recycling collection carts. Find these resources here!
State by State Plans to Re-open the United States
May 14, 2020Due to Stay at Home Orders begining to expire, many States are issuing guidelines of how they will re-opening the economy. Find out how your State is re-opening here.
Re-Opening Canada- Providence by Providence
May 14, 2020The Providences and Territories of Canada are issuing guidelines of how they are re-opening the economy. Find specific information about your area here.
OSHA Issues 11 Translations of Its Poster Aimed at Reducing Workplace Exposure to the Coronavirus
May 12, 2020The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has translated and published its “Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus” poster in 11 additional languages.
Maine EPR for Packaging Bill Fails to Pass
May 7, 2020The bill, "An Act To Support and Increase the Recycling of Packaging", to impose an Extended Producer Responsibility program to paper and packaging that was introduced in this year’s legislative session has failed to pass. Read more here.
Washington State Revises Walking and Working Surfaces and Ladder Safety Regulations
April 30, 2020Due to changes in Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations covering walking and working surfaces, ladders, and fall protection requirements, the Washington Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) revised their rules to meet the federal requirements. Read here for more details.