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FDA Recalls More Hand Sanitizers Due to Presence of Methanol
July 28, 2020The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the list of hand sanitizers being recalled to at least 75. The recall is being issued as toxic levels of methanol or wood alcohol in the recalled products may cause injury or death. Read here for more information.
PRINTING United Alliance Provides Comments on EPA’s Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG) program
July 9, 2020Due to the current problems with solid waste and need to increase recycling, EPA has asked for feedback on its Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG) program. PRINTING United Alliance provided comments on behalf of the Printing Industry.
EPA Revises Hazardous Waste Flashpoint Determination Test
July 7, 2020Beginning September 8, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new rule for determining if a waste is considered hazardous due to its flashpoint takes effect. Read here for more information.
New Compliance Certificate Issued for Toxics in Packaging
June 24, 2020The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse has released a new sample Certificate of Compliance for companies to use when providing a certificate stating that a package or packaging component is in compliance with the requirements of the law.
OSHA Releases FAQs about Face Coverings
June 17, 2020On June 10th, OSHA issued guidance in the form of Frequently Asked Questions to clarify the difference between cloth face coverings, surgical masks, and respirators, and the implications for wearing face coverings in the workplace.
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. PRINTING United Alliance’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!