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NASF – Legal Challenges: Chromium Electroplating Air Emissions Rule

By 29 July 2015News, USA

NASF Update July 21, 2015

Federal Appeals Court Denies NASF and Activists’ Legal Challenges: Upholds EPA’s Chromium Electroplating Air Emissions Rule”

“The U.S. DC Circuit Court of Appeals on July 21st denied NASF’s legal challenge to EPA and upheld the final federal chromium air emissions rule in its entirety.”

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“NASF, EPA Face Off in Court in Precedent-Setting Case on Air Toxics Rule

Federal Appeals Court also hears views from California, Congress and Environmental Groups

On December 3, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument on NASF’s legal challenge of EPA’s Chromium Electroplating NEHAP regulation to control chromium emissions. Lawyers representing NASF, the Sierra Club, the State of California and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made their final arguments in this case before the three-judge panel of Judge Thomas Griffith, Judge Cornelia Pillard, and Judge Stephen Williams. In addition, the judges asked each attorney clarifying questions on a variety of topics.

NASF Highlights Low Risk, Flawed EPA Data & Bungled Mist Suppressants Analysis
As the industry petitioner in this case, NASF presented its argument first. The industry noted EPA had concluded that any “residual risk” to public health left over from the agency’s 1995 chromium electroplating standard was acceptable and, as a consequence, no additional controls are necessary to provide an ample margin of safety to protect human health and the environment.”

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