SGIA is YOUR advocate before federal and state environmental agenices. Since the late 1980s, we have been working to ensure that all regulations — air, waste and water, that are adopted reflect the technologies used by our industry sector.
Over the last 20 years our industry has made great strides in reducing its environmental footprint. Current and near-term regulations, as well as pollution prevention and waste minimization practices, have contributed to this phenomenon.
Regulatory initiatives governing air emssions remain in the forefront. Several states, including California, Wisconsin, New York have developed and implemented rules regulating emissions of volatile organic compounds from the chemical products used by our industry — both screen and digital. SGIA continues to work on your behalf to advocate the development of consistent regulations across state lines.
SGIA continues to keep its members updated on current state activities. Contact Marci Kinter at email@example.com with any questions.
Screen printing and digital imaging facilities emitting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) may need to take steps to control their emissions.
All states have permitting requirements and SGIA has made it easy for you – click on your state for a quick overview.
A new federal rule provides altertnatives for handling and disposal of your used shop towels. Remember, before you change your management program, take a moment to check to see if your state has adopted this new program.
The Toxic Substances Control Act was recently amended to update the outdated 1976 rule. These new changes will affect a range of industries that use chemicals for manufacturing, processing, and/or distribution.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule went into effect May of 2017. This new rule serves as a reorganization of previous generator rules, making them easier to understand. It also allows for more flexible management of hazardous waste and closes gaps in the regulations. By making them easier to understand, compliance should improve.
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