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Take NASF Survey on EPA's New Chromium Electroplating Air Emissions Standard

By: Tim Pennington
1. October 2012


The National Association for Surface Finishing is asking platers to take an online survey concerning the EPA's final regulation that sets new stringent air emission limits and lower surface tension levels for chromium electroplating and anodizing operation.


On September 19, the EPA issued the final regulations. Facilities may either comply with the surface tension levels, or the emission limits. In addition, the rule bans the use of PFOS-based fume suppressants. A copy of the rule is available on the NASF website at


The NASF Government Advisory Committee is in the process of determining how the new rule will impact chromium electroplating and anodizing operations. The NASF is concerned about the impact of this rule on the surface finishing industry, because EPA has not provided data to support the new limits.


Click Here for a brief survey that will take less than three minutes to complete. If you have chromium electroplating or anodizing processes that are subject to this rule, please complete the survey and submit it to Jeff Hannapel with the NASF at by October 9. Your cooperation will assist the NASF in protecting the industry and deciding to mount a challenge to the final rule within the next 60 days.


If you have any questions or would like further clarification, please contact Jeff Hannapel at

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