Proposition 65 is Just the Beginning
August 14, 2018
In August, the new warning label requirements under California’s Safe Drinking Water Act, more commonly referred to as Prop 65, become mandatory. These changes are sparking discussion and controversy throughout the supply chain. Who is required to do what? This is just the tip of the iceberg. The state of Washington enacted legislation to ban the use of PFAS’ which impacts food packaging, among other items. And the US EPA continues to develop and implement regulatory programs for the new TSCA provisions. Join George Fuchs, Director Technology and Regulatory Affairs, National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers; Gary Jones, Assistant Vice President of Environmental, Safety & Health, Printing Industries of America; and Marci Kinter, Vice President – Government & Business Information, as they explore these and other chemical issues, and most importantly, how they impact both the printer and supplier!
Vice President-Government & Business Information
Ms. Kinter is the Vice President for Government & Business Information for the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association International. Ms. Kinter oversees the development of management resources for the Association and represents the screen printing and digital imaging industries, as well as their associated supplier base, before federal and state regulatory agencies and the U.S. Congress on environmental, safety and other government issues directly impacting the screen printing and graphic imaging industries. She is responsible for directing the activities of not only the government affairs portion of the Association’s activities, but the development and implementation of business resources for the membership.
In 2008, Ms. Kinter, in conjunction with colleagues from other printing trade associations, was instrumental in launching the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership program. The SGP Program is a registry system for printing facilities that includes third party verification. The program successfully launched as an independent organization in August 2008.
Ms. Kinter is a member of and serves as Secretary for the Academy of Screen Printing Technology. In 2001, Ms. Kinter received the William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award for significant advancement of environmental awareness in the graphic arts industry. Before joining SGIA International, Ms. Kinter worked for The American Waterways Operators, Inc., the national association for the barge and towing industry.
Ms. Kinter holds bachelor’s degree in urban planning from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University.
Assistant Vice President EHS Affairs
Printing Industries of America
Gary A. Jones is the assistant vice president of environmental, health and safety (EHS) affairs at the Printing Industries of America near Pittsburgh, Pa. His primary responsibility is to monitor and analyze EHS regulatory activities at all government levels and provide representation on behalf of the printing industry. In doing so, Mr. Jones works closely with the federal and state-level Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and other agencies. He also provides membership assistance through a variety of approaches including presentations, responding to inquiries, writing, and consulting services.
Mr. Jones is also heading up Printing Industries of America’s efforts for the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, an organization dedicated to assisting printers respond to the customer demand for sustainable printing. He holds a BS in biology from LaRoche College and an MS in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.
National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers