DNR Streamlines Air Rules for Litho Printers, Launches Online Industry Portal

The DNR announced streamlined regulations for lithographic printers and a new online webpage to help the printing industry better navigate air pollution controls in Wisconsin.

The rule revisions, effective July 1, clarify and simplify the Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) rules for lithographic printing. The RACT rules are required by the Clean Air Act and limit organic compound emissions from certain types of industrial facilities including lithographic printing facilities. The goal of the RACT rules is to reduce emissions in areas of Wisconsin that either currently do not, or have not in the past, met certain air quality standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

DNR has compiled information on all environmental requirements that may impact printers on a new Printer Portal webpage (https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/SmallBusiness/Resources/Printers.html) as part of a coordinated effort with industry to provide compliance assistance and sustainability resources.

For more information contact Renee Bashel, 608-266-6977