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Welcome to the printreg listserv!

WHAT IS PRINTREG?
PRINTREG is an e-mail "listserv." As a listserv, PRINTREG uses e-mail to facilitate quick, focused communication among its members on a range of specific topics. PRINTREG is focused on the development, application and interpretation of environmental regulations affecting printers. PRINTREG provides a forum for regulators to discuss different approaches to specific printing-related regulatory issues, and to solicit informal feedback from industry experts.

A companion listserv, PRINTECH, focuses on technical information addressing compliance and pollution prevention for printers.To subscribe to PRINTECH, send a request to: pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu.  Note in the message that you are already subscribed to PRINTREG.

WHO ARE THE SUBSCRIBERS TO PRINTREG?
Most of the subscribers to PRINTREG are state and federal regulators. Additional subscribers include technical staff from several printing trade associations, from small business compliance and technical assistance programs, and from state/university pollution prevention technical assistance programs. PRINTREG enables participants to get quick feedback and input on such printing-related regulatory issues as: RACT rule development, reporting requirements, emission limits, use of self-certified compliance assurance, and ... ?

HOW DOES PRINTREG WORK?
Think of PRINTREG as an e-mail version of a "smart mailbox ." If you put a question in the mailbox, it automatically sends the questions to everyone on a list. When it gets a response to a question, the mailbox then gives you a copy as well as anyone on the list. Others can send supplemental responses, but correspondence is always copied to everyone on the list.

To ask a question, or to reply to someone else's inquiry, simply send a message to the posting address: printreg@great-lakes.net

Email posted to this address will be sent to all subscribers, and responses likewise will be automatically sent to all subscribers.

Your message posted to the list needs to come from the address at which you are subscribed in order for the distribution software to recognize you as a member of the list.  Messages posted by non-subscribers are forwarded to the list manager who can post them.  If a colleague of yours wants to post a message, please ask them to contact the list manager to be subscribed to the list or post it from your account by forwarding their message to the posting address.

ARCHIVES:
Messages sent to the list are archived. This archive is viewable from the Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center website starting at "http://www.pneac.org". An updated web-based archiving procedure is being developed and more information will be available soon.

ETIQUETTE GUIDELINES:
The following is a list of Do's and Don'ts which will make the list run smoothly.

*** DO NOT ASK YOUR E-MAIL PROGRAM TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OR READING OF MESSAGES SENT TO THE LISTSERV ADDRESS.
This could cause looping of messages between you and the Listserv,spinning off lots of messages to everyone's computers and frustrating fellow users.

*** DO NOT USE AUTOMATIC EMAIL REPLY PROGRAMS WHILE YOU ARE ABSENT AND SUBSCRIBED TO THE LIST.
These automatic reply programs send an email reply message for eachone they receive, including their copy of the reply sent to the list, creating a loop. If you want to use one of these automatic reply programs, please contact the list manager, pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu, to be unsubscribed from the list during your absence and resubscribed upon your return.

*** KEEP QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS FOCUSED ON THE LISTSERV'S PURPOSES.
If the question deals with development, application and interpretation of environmental regulations affecting printers, this is the place.  Direct other questions to more appropriate forums.

*** DO NOT SEND PERSONAL RESPONSES TO THE LISTSERV.
If your response is of a personal nature or only valuable to one person on the list, (e.g. "Please send me a copy of the report you mention"), address it to that person rather than the posting address.  This will reduce clutter on the list. If you would not like to see it in your mailbox, don't send it to others.

*** DO NOT INCLUDE PERSONAL COMMENTS
Personal discussions, especially those containing observations or opinions that could be embarrassing or damaging to others (e.g. opinions about companies or individuals) should not be posted to the list. Remember that messages posted to the lists are sent to all subscribers; once sent, you have no control over who sees your message.

*** PLEASE VERIFY THAT YOU HAVE ADDRESSED YOUR REPLY CORRECTLY
If you want your reply read by ALL members of the list, send it to the posting address: <printreg@great-lakes.net>.  If you only want your reply read by the author of the previous message, send it to the address on the "From:" line of that message. Look at the "To:" line of your reply before sending it and make sure it contains the intended address.

*** PLEASE USE DESCRIPTIVE SUBJECT LINES.
Messages will be archived and connected by subject lines. When others browse their daily email or the archives, they should be able to gather a synopsis of your message from its subject line.  Messages with relevant subjects will receive more responses.

*** PLEASE MAINTAIN THE SAME SUBJECT LINE FOR YOUR REPLY AND BEGIN THE REPLY WITH "Re:". 
Archived messages are automatically connected by subject lines by a software program which must match the ENTIRE line and expects "Re:" as the reply prefix. (not "re", nor "RE", nor " - Reply")

*** PLEASE USE A SIGNATURE WHICH INCLUDES METHODS OF CONTACTING YOU.
Many private replies to every listserv can be avoided in this manner.

*** BE CAREFUL when including file attachments, not only are attached word processing documents potential sources of macro viruses (particularly for MS-Word and Word Perfect), but many e-mail gateways do not do a very good job of processing attachments.  If you want your message to be read, put it in the main body of the email.

*** PLEASE BE JUDICIOUS IN THE AMOUNT YOU QUOTE.
Quote only the portion of the original message necessary to connect your response to the thread. Remember that everyone else probably read the original message too.

*** GIVE AND RECEIVE.
Don't hesitate to ask questions, but also be sure to contribute whenever you have information that can help another listserv member.

QUESTIONS?
Questions about PRINTREG, comments on performance, or questions  about subscribing should be addressed to the list manager:

Wayne P. Pferdehirt
University of Wisconsin
Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center
pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu
Voice 608/265-2361

WHAT IS THE PRINTERS' NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE CENTER?
The Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center was established in July 1995 as one of four EPA-funded centers to provide environmental compliance assistance to smaller businesses. The goal of the Center is to improve the ability of smaller printers to understand and meet environmental regulations, especially through front-end strategies that eliminate wastes and emissions at their source. Major partners in the Center include the Illinois Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC), the University of Wisconsin's Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC), the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF), and Printing Industries of America (PIA).  Advisory partners include the Council of Great Lakes Governors, the Screenprinting and Graphic Imaging Association, the Flexographic Technical Association, the Gravure Association of America, the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Environmental Defense Fund. To find out more about the Center and its activities, visit the Center's World Wide Web homepage, "http://www.pneac.org". Alternatively, contact one of the following individuals:

* U. of Wisconsin, Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC),
Wayne Pferdehirt, 608/265-2361 or Tom Blewett, 608/262-0936.

* Illinois Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC),
Gary Miller, 217/333-8942 or Deb Kramer 773/265-2036.

* Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF), Gary Jones or Rick
Hartwig, 414/621-6941.

* Printing Industries of America (PIA), Ben Cooper, 703/519-8115.

THANKS TO GLIN
Thank you to the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN), the organization that is maintaining the software and hardware that makes this listserv possible.

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Disclaimer:
** All views and opinions presented in e-mail list postings are solely those of the author or attributed source and do not necessarily reflect those of GLIN or the Great Lakes Commission **


How to Send a Message to printreg
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To send a message to printreg, simply send an e-mail message to printreg@great-lakes.net. This message will reach hundreds of people in the Great Lakes community; therefore, do not use it to subscribe or unsubscribe from the list.

For additional information or to correct any errors, contact:

Stacey Binder
binder@epd.engr.wisc.edu



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