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CONEG 2021Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse. Visit the CONEG page

The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) maintains the Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation and coordinates implementation of state legislation, based on the Model, on behalf of its member states, with the goal of promoting consistency across states. TPCH is a resource and single point of contact for companies seeking information on toxics in packaging requirements or an exemption. The CONEG legislation was updated in February 2021 including sections on PFAS and phthalates.
2021 Model Legislation
NAPIM Bulletin - Printing Inks and CONEG – 2021 Update - Ortho-Phthalates
NAPIM Bulletin CONEG – Printing Inks and CONEG 2021 Update - Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Pennsylvania Worked and Community Right To Know The Pennsylvania Worker and Community Right to Know Act (Act 159 of 1984) (Rule) (Act) created a system for communicating information about hazardous materials used, produced or stored at work sites within the commonwealth. The Department of Labor & Industry, through the Health & Safety Division, acts as the data collector between employers and the community. Under this law, all employers have some compliance responsibilities. The law defines an employer as any individual, partnership, corporation or association doing business in the commonwealth. All employers must comply with the community provisions which provide hazardous chemical information to the public and emergency response agencies. Supplier Responsibilities

California Prop 65 California’s Prop 65 requires that “clear and reasonable warnings” be given to any user of an ink formulation which contains a chemical on the Prop 65 list. Visit the NAPIM Prop 65 page

New Jersey Right To Know The New Jersey Right to Know labeling requirements provide for exact identification of chemicals in the workplace by using the chemical names and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) numbers* of the chemicals. Container** labels must list the chemical name and CAS number of the five most predominant chemical ingredients in the container whether they are hazardous or non-hazardous. This is commonly referred to as "universal labeling." NAPIM Bulletin 90-24

Pennsylvania Worked and Community Right To Know The Pennsylvania Worker and Community Right to Know Act (Act 159 of 1984) (Rule) (Act) created a system for communicating information about hazardous materials used, produced or stored at work sites within the commonwealth. The Department of Labor & Industry, through the Health & Safety Division, acts as the data collector between employers and the community. Under this law, all employers have some compliance responsibilities. The law defines an employer as any individual, partnership, corporation or association doing business in the commonwealth. All employers must comply with the community provisions which provide hazardous chemical information to the public and emergency response agencies. Supplier Responsibilities

Washington State PCB's Legislation Washington State's Department of Ecology is reviewing the use of PCB containing pigments. Following is a summary of current activities:

  • February 2014 Washington State Department of Ecology publishes “Alternatives for elimination of PCB’s in pigments used for printing inks and architectural paints.
  • August 2014 Washington State Department of Ecology releases Draft PCB Chemical Action Plan for public Comment.
  • September 2014 Color Pigments Manufacturers Association (CPMA) submits formal comments to WSDOE on Draft PCB Chemical Action Plan.
  • December 2014 Washington State Governor introduces toxic chemicals/water quality standards legislation for 2015 state legislative session. This Toxics Reduction Plan 2014 would provide DOE with legal authority to conduct alternatives assessments for PCB’s in pigments used for printing inks and architectural coatings. Under existing law, the state agency does not have such legal authority. The legislation would also provide the agency with $1 mm to fund such activities