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Toll free: 855-889-3021

Printer Environmental Results Program

Environmental requirements can be confusing and intimidating. The Wisconsin Printers' ERP can help improve both understanding of the requirements and overall environmental performance if a printer participated in the whole program. The ERP includes an Environmental Compliance Assistance Workbook and Environmental Compliance Self-Certification Checklist, which is found in the table under ERP Materials below. The workbook and checklist are written in "plain language" and are designed to walk a printer through the requirements and explain exactly what needs to be done for compliance

Wisconsin Printer ERP shows results

The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) worked with the DNR and industry representatives to develop an ERP for printers in Wisconsin. The project wrapped up in July 2009 and the results have been submitted to US EPA in a report on the State Innovation Grant.

Participation in the Printer ERP

The DNR is not officially accepting ERP self-certifications at this time. Those who decide to complete a self-certification have two options.

First, to help improve their operations a printer may go through the workbook and self-certification checklist and make changes as appropriate. There are many pollution prevention recommendations that can help save time and money. In this case, the owner would just retain the forms for their records.

Second, if a facility is concerned that they may find problems in their operations and would like some level of protection for self-reporting through the DNR's Compliance Audit program, the owner should contact the SBEAP by email or call toll free 855-889-3021 to find out whether the program can help them. If DNR has already found problems with your operations and recommends that you to use the ERP workbook and self-certification checklist as a way to better understand your requirements, the Compliance Audit program is no longer an option for you.

The DNR and the SBEAP are investigating future uses for the Printer ERP with the industry representatives.

ERP materials

Before reviewing all of the materials, you may want to walk through a few questions to see if this is the right resource for your operation: Printer Compliance Assistance Workbook Decision Tree [PDF]. You may need to refer to the Introduction section below for help on a couple of the questions.

The following list contains individual sections (chapters and appendices) of the ERP Environmental Compliance Assistance Workbook as well as the Environmental Compliance Self-Certification Checklist and Forms packet, all updated in 2017.

Environmental reporting and/or applications

Printing facilities may be required to file permit applications or other reports to multiple parts of the DNR and other agencies to meet their environmental obligations outlined in the chapters above. The large majority of them are required to be submitted or will soon be submitted electronically. To help simplify the process, we have compiled links to the different electronic filing systems here:

Last revised: Thursday January 31 2019