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Free Webinar About Proposed Federal Rule Regulating Used Towels and Wipes



The Dec2 date is nearly full on this after being announced just this morning.  So hurray if you want to participate in either one.

Proposed U.S. EPA Rule on Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Coming Soon
Save Your Place for a Free Online Webinar About Proposed
Federal Rule Regulating Used Towels and Wipes
In the very near future, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to release a proposed rule that will affect how printers and other businesses manage solvent-contaminated reusable towels and disposable wipes.  Plan now to attend a free online briefing to learn how this proposed rule affects you, ask questions, and offer comments.

Register for one of two webinars:
Tuesday, December 2, 2003; 11:00 AM-12:30 PM ET; 10:00 -11:30 AM CT
Thursday, December 11, 2003; 3:30 5:00 PM ET; 2:30-4:00 PM CT
These free, online “webinar” briefings are being hosted by the Printers’ National Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC).  Co-sponsors include the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation/Printing Industries of America (GATF/PIA), SGIA, Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), and Gravure Association of America (GAA).  Primary funding for the webinars is being provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Details about the proposed rule will be presented by Kathy Blanton of EPA’s Office of Solid Waste.  Representatives of GATF/PIA, SGIA, FTA and GAA will be on hand to address questions about expected impacts to printers.

Webinar programs are designed to make it easy to participate from anywhere.  You only need access to an Internet-connected computer and a phone.  Audio is provided via a toll-free phone connection. Graphics are viewed  by using your Web browser and clicking on a link that will be provided in an e-mail.  No special hardware or software is required. Handouts will be sent in advance via e-mail.

Registration for these Webinars is free BUT, attendance is limited to the first 50 who register for each session.  Gather multiple people from your company to attend and participate around one computer.  To reserve your place, visit the PNEAC Web site at http://www.pneac.org/ and follow instructions to register.  If you have questions, contact Stacey Binder at 608-262-1083 or binder@epd.engr.wisc.edu.  Printers and organizations that assist printers will be given priority if registrations exceed capacity.

Logistical support for the webinars is being provided by the University of Wisconsin-Extension.  Primary operating partners of PNEAC include the Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, and GATF/PIA.