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From: Bob Gifford (gifford@epd.engr.wisc.edu)
Date: Thu May 29 1997 - 13:04:25 CDT


With all of the recent discussion about the value of Printech and
Printreg, this is a good time to send out the description message to
everyone. Please note the new items: personal responses, archive
update, and some etiquette guidelines.

Bob Gifford

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Prinreg Listserv Description.
 Updated May 29, 1997
 New items: personal responses, archive update, etiquette guidelines

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. You may view all subscription
addresses by sending a message to "majordomo@great-lakes.net" which
contains only the line: "who printreg". 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 each
one 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. Special thanks to Ron Emaus and Carol
Ratza of GLIN for their supportive efforts.
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Robert Gifford
Univ. of Wisconsin - Extension
Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center
610 Langdon St., rm 531
Madison WI, 53703
Voice: 608-262-1083 Fax: 608-262-6250
email: gifford@epd.engr.wisc.edu
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