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Electroplating

NASF REPORT: Is EPA Playing Dirty With Chromium Data?

NASF’s Jeff Hannapel and Christian Richter point to major flaws, bad precedent in EPA chromium air rule. NASF leaders have submitted a 100-page package of comments to the EPA in response to the agency’s proposed rule for chromium finishing operations.
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Liquid Coating

EPA One Step Closer to Finalizing New Emission Standards

Attorney and environmental expert Anthony Giuliani explains the EPA's new chromium rules due in 2012, which would amend the existing National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Emissions for hard and decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks by lowering the existing NESHAP limits for both existing and new sources.
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Electroplating

EPA vs. NASF: The Continental Divide

EPA official attends NASF Washington Forum to speak on chromium rule and flawed data.
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Powder Coating

An Introduction to Cyclic Corrosion Testing

A more realistic way to perform salt spray tests.
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Electroplating

EPA Issues Chromium Air Rule, Despite NASF Meeting With White House Officials

The U.S. EPA signed the final chromium electroplating air rule Aug. 15 after it was finally cleared by the White House; the NASF says it might take the matter to court to overturn the rule.
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Pollution Control

EHS Q&A: Waste Treatment for Paint Stripping

Q. We will be using concentrated sulfuric acid to strip e-coatings from reject metal parts ... Unfortunately, our only outlet for discharge of this waste is to a nearby storm drain, and we know that we will need to remove the paint sludge and color and to neutralize the pH before discharge. Can you advise?
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Anodizing

NASF Sues EPA Over Hex Chromium Rules

Sierra Club also sues the EPA over the same National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants rules for plating industry; NASF's two court actions include a petition for judicial review of the ruling in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and a request for reconsideration of the rule with EPA.
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Pollution Control

More Environmental Cases are Going Criminal

Surface finishers and others operating in industries highly regulated by federal, state and local environmental protection agencies have seen an increase in the number of violations that have escalated from administrative notices of violations and fines, or even civil penalties, to criminal prosecutions
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Electroplating

Evolution of Electroless Nickel Plating

What’s next for EN technology?
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Liquid Coating

New Chromium Electroplating Housekeeping Requirements

Alert for Platers: Your Deadline is March 19, 2013 as EPA finalized the residual risk and technology review for the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for hard and decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks under 40 CFR Part 63
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