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EPA Federal Register Notice: Regulation of TCE Use in Vapor Degreasing
Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is proposing to prohibit the manufacture (including import), processing and distribution of TCE for use in vapor degreasing and the use of the chemical in vapor degreasing applications.
NASF Report: West Coast Competition Highlights 16 Design Students
Sixteen students compete for scholarship awards through NASF's Bright Design Challenge West Coast.
Plating Baths Come Under EPA Form R Review Again
EPA’s educational resources and self-policing incentives are opportunities to discover the inaccuracies and violations before they happen.
NASF Report October 2016: The Surface Technology Environmental Resource Center
NASF will host former Disney executive and acclaimed leadership and management speaker Lee Cockerell at the association’s Leadership Conference next spring.
STC Dip Spin Equipment Offers Wastewater Treatment Systems
The equipment functions mechanically using membrane and vacuum distillation technology, offering chemical-free filtration for recycle and reuse of wastewater.
NASF Meets with EPA on Metals Discharge Rule for Surface Treatment
The agency is continuing its review of existing requirements governing the industry.
EPA Grants VOC-Exempt Status to ANGUS’ AMP Multifunctional Paint Additive
New classification for key paint ingredient provides formulators with greater flexibility and previously unrecognized environmental benefits.
Sifco ASC Receives OHSAS 18001 Accreditation
The standard is an internationally accepted method used to assess and audit occupational health and safety management systems.
California Judge Orders Standards for Chromium 6
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo has ordered state health officials to propose a drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium by the end of August.
Senate Holds Landmark Hearing on Federal Chemicals Law Reform
The hearing largely focused on two bills to modernize the federal chemical management statute, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013 (S. 696) and the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009).