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NASF: Chromium Electroplating NESHAP & PFOS-Based Fume Suppressants

By 4 June 2015USA

NASF recently released a Regulatory Alert to notify members that the final chromium electroplating national emissions standard for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) rule has been released. The ruling prohibits perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS)-based fume suppressants from being added to tanks subject to the chromium electroplating NESHAP after September 21, 2015. In the regulation, PFOS-based fume suppressant is defined as a fume suppressant that contains one percent or greater PFOS by weight. In addition, as part of the voluntary Stewardship Program with EPA, the global manufacturers of these compounds have agreed to phase out the sale of PFOS-based fumes suppressants by December 31, 2015.

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