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Re: Kansas Emission Factor acceptance

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From: Robert Gifford (
Date: Fri Apr 14 2000 - 16:06:11 CDT

Reposted to Printech-and-printreg to a address a wider audience
including the regulators only on Printreg.

Additional information has been shared through Printech.
Dave Salman of the EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
further defined the acceptance of ink oil retention in lithography
and solvent retention in shop towels. His message is archived at

Please respond to this message rather than the earlier Printech version
so that more people see your post.


Bob Gifford
PNEAC listserv manager

>Dear Printechs:
>In a conversation with our state regulatory authority about use of
>retention factors for VOC calculations I was told this:
>1) Printers in Kansas are currently not allowed to use retention
>2) If I could come up with document justification of retention
>factors and reliability, and EPA acceptance thereof, that they
>(regulatory agency) would consider possibility of allowing their use
>in Kansas.
>I was previously referred to the Air Pollution Engineering Guide for
>the Graphic Arts Industry. I was told it's a few years old and also
>it's $65. Will talk to Gary Jones about this document and testing
>I did a search on EPA's website for CTG for Printing industry, came
>up with nothing, although I know it must be out there.
>If anyone has web address for this document and any others that offer
>documentation of the retention factors for inks and/or for shop towel
>emissions, could you please forward them to me? Any information
>would be appreciated.
>I would also like to hear from those involved with states that have
>accepted use of retention factors for air emissions calculations for
>thanks in advance,
>sherry davis
>Sherry J. Davis, CHMM
>Industrial P2 Specialist
>133 Ward Hall,KSU
>Manhattan, KS 66506-2508
>Fax: 785-532-6952
>Phone: 1-800-578-8898

Robert Gifford
Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, and
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

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