New York Governor Signs Children’s Health Legislation
This bill requires manufacturers to disclose the use of chemicals in children's products and requires the Department of Environmental Conservation to make this information available to consumers. Read more here!
SGIA Urges EPA to Only Add Necessary PFAS Chemicals to New Reporting Requirements
The comments submitted by the US Chamber of Commerce, that were cosigned by SGIA, urged EPA to only add any more PFAS chemicals on an individual basis and not add them as a category. The comments also requested EPA to review the 160 PFAS chemicals added as a result of the 2020 National Defense Authorization …
EPA/US Army Corps of Engineers Revises Definition of Waters of the United States
EPA/Corps issued their final rule revising the definition of the “Waters of the United States,” (WOTUS). The January 2020 rule establishes which bodies of water that are subject to federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The regulation of WOTUS has long been the subject of debate, …
PRINTING United is Bigger. Better. Together… in 2020
The event has already eclipsed the total square footage sold in 2019 and is on track to sell out again in 2020.
EPA Eases Requirements for Aerosol Cans
In December 2019, EPA issued a new rule that reduces the regulatory requirements for waste aerosol cans. The new rule is aimed at improving recycling and reducing the cost and burden of aerosol can management by imposing less stringent regulatory requirements on the cans.
President Trump Signs USMCA
On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, President Trump signed into law the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA is an updated version of the of the nearly 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The USMCA won’t be finalized until Canada ratifies it. Read more for a dive …
UK Leaves the EU Today, January 31, 2020
After numerous delays, the United Kingdom (UK) will formally leave the European Union (EU) at midnight on Jan. 31, 2020 (Brussels time). There are implications regarding implementation of the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation and its application …
Mimaki 3DUJ-553 Printer Supports Smithsonian Institution Mission
Printer was used to create full-color 3D-printed models of viruses in the National Museum of Natural History's "Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World" exhibit.
SGIA Opposes Chemical Safety Board Chemical Release Reporting Rule
SGIA joined forces with the US Chamber of Commerce in the submission of comments opposing many provisions in its proposed regulation on chemical release reporting. The comments requested the CSB to align their requirements with those currently established by EPA. On behalf of an Industry Coalition, Con …
Printing Industry Dropped from OSHA’s Amputation Prevention Enforcement Program
After years of being on OSHA’s list of high hazard industries for amputations, the printing industry has been dropped from the list of targeted industries. The printing industry had previously been on the NEP for many years going back to at least 2006. The new National Emphasis Program came up with 75 …