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
A companion listserv, PRINTECH, focuses on technical
information addressing compliance and pollution prevention for
printers.To subscribe to PRINTECH, send a request to:
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?
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:
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.
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.
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
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,
to be unsubscribed from the list during your absence and resubscribed
upon your return.
*** KEEP QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS FOCUSED ON THE
If the question deals with development,
application and interpretation of environmental regulations affecting
printers, this is the place. Direct other questions to more
*** DO NOT SEND PERSONAL RESPONSES TO THE
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.
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: <email@example.com
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.
MAINTAIN THE SAME SUBJECT LINE FOR YOUR REPLY AND BEGIN THE REPLY
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 " -
*** PLEASE USE A SIGNATURE WHICH INCLUDES METHODS OF
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
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 about PRINTREG, comments on
performance, or questions about subscribing should be addressed
to the list manager:
Wayne P. Pferdehirt
Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center
THE PRINTERS' NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE CENTER?
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,
". Alternatively, contact one of the following
* U. of Wisconsin, Solid & Hazardous Waste
Education Center (SHWEC),
Wayne Pferdehirt, 608/265-2361 or Tom
* Illinois Waste Management and Research
Gary Miller, 217/333-8942 or Deb Kramer
* Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF), Gary
Jones or Rick
* Printing Industries of
America (PIA), Ben Cooper, 703/519-8115.
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