February 2018 NAPIM has submitted comments on two proposed state regulations that have the potential to affect graphic arts operations in the respective states:
- Washington State House Bill 2658 would restrict/limit the use of perfluorocompounds in packaging applications. NAPIM commented that the regulatory definition used in the proposed rule be re-written to exclude compounds like PTFE and other similar materials.
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NY DEC) proposed amendments to 6 NYCRR 226-2. This rule would restrict the volatile content solvents used in ink manufacturing operations to 50 mg/l. NAPIM’s comments requested that ink/coatings manufacturers be excluded from the requirement.
Please contact George Fuchs at the NAPIM office if you have any questions.