On December 2, 2009, Indiana published new Volatile Organic Compound Reasonably Available Control Technology (VOC RACT) rules for Lake and Porter counties. These new rules are located at 326 IAC 8-16, Offset Lithographic Printing and Letterpress Printing.

In partnership with the Great Lakes Graphic Association (GLGA), Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, and Printing Industries of America (PIA), a webinar was presented on April 20, 2011 and the Indiana Air Pollution Control Compliance Kit for Lithographic Printing Operations (also known as the “Compliance Toolkit”) was made available to Indiana printers located in Lake and Porter counties who may be affected by 326 IAC 8-16.

The Compliance Toolkit provides recordkeeping and certification forms, guidance including examples on how to determine VOC emissions, a copy of 326 IAC 8-16 as well as answers to many questions. It aids individual printing operations in determining if they are subject to the rule and how to demonstrate compliance. Forms found within the guide will help printers comply with the recordkeeping requirements of these rules.

In 1999, IDEM partnered with GLGA (formally Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana Association (PII)) as well as several Indiana printers to develop and publish the Compliance and Pollution Prevention Guidebook for Indiana Printers. Additionally, IDEM has been a participant in several National Environmental Health & Safety Conferences hosted in part by PIA.

For further assistance contact CTAP at (800) 988-7901 or email

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