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printech, June, 2002
NEC and WisDNR Sign Environmental Agreement

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From: Stacey Binder ( binder@epd.engr.wisc.edu)
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 08:38:55

Northern Engraving Corp. and DNR Enter Into Innovative Cooperative Environmental Agreement

Northern Engraving Corporation (NEC) recently signed a cooperative environmental agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Under the voluntary agreement with the Wisconsin’s Environmental Cooperation Pilot Program sponsored by the DNR, NEC is committed to achieving environmental standards higher than current regulations require.

NEC agreed to cap emissions of volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants at levels lower than regulations allow. The company also agreed to implement a comprehensive Environmental Management System, incorporating environmental improvement and protection into the operations and procedures of the facilities covered by the agreement.

Other provisions of the agreement include flexibility in NEC's pollution control permits and reducing excessive administrative workloads and reporting for both the state and the company.

The environmental agreement recognizes NEC's past environmental protection accomplishments. "For more than 30 years, we have been at the forefront of environmental advancements and constantly striving to establish a legacy in which our employees, families, customers and communities can be proud", said NEC President Philip Gelatt. "The cooperative agreement is another step forward in Northern Engraving's continuous effort to develop progressive and innovative methods of environmental stewardship". For further details about the cooperative agreement between Northern Engraving and the Wisconsin DNR, see http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/cea/ecpp/agreements/nec/index.htm

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