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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.
Compliance Issues for Lithographic Printers [PDF]
Guide for Reducing Air Pollution from Printing
Abstract: A guidebook designed to assist small printing facilities prevent pollution at its source. The reduction practices focus on lithographic printers, the largest sector of the graphic industry.
Source: Maricopa County Small Business Assistance Program
Multimedia Compliance/Pollution Prevention Assessment Guidance for Lithographic Printing Facilities [PDF]
Abstract: Includes a multimedia assessment protocol that utilizes a process-based approach in which the inspector identifies noncompliance with any applicable media or program specific regulation (air, water, solid waste) as well as pollution prevention and innovative technology opportunities as part of the assessment of individual printing processes. This assessment protocol serves as a reference for the conduct of these assessments, and includes procedures, an assessment checklist, and an example assessment report. It focuses on lithographic printing facilities only, and addresses prepress (image processing and platemaking), press (makeready and printing), and postpress (finishing) operations. An overview of lithographic printing processes is contained in Section 1 of this guidance. (PDF Format; 91 pages)
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Printers Protecting the Environment [PDF]
Abstract: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection compliance assistance workbook for the printing industry, particularly offset lithographers.
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Printing Industries of America (PIA)/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF)
Abstract: Source for technical and management solutions, research, training, and environmental and safety compliance information.
Abstract: Regulatory guidance regarding waste water, storm water, hazardous waste, and air requirements
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Common Sense Initiative
RCRA in Focus: The Printing Industry [PDF]
Abstract: Handbook offers basic record keeping information for EPA, RCRA and OSHA
RCRA Record keeping for Printers
Abstract: Fact sheet on how to determine if your RCRA required records are in order
Understanding [printer?s] Air Pollution Permits
Abstract: Fact sheet discusses revisions to air pollution permitting requirements
Understanding Hazardous Waste Generation and Responsibilities: An Introductory Guide for Lithographic Printers [PDF]
Abstract: A guide for offset lithographic printers on how to properly manage hazardous waste
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality