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PFAS Resource Center

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) represents the interests of businesses, technologists and professionals in the surface coatings industry.

NASF and its member companies have a long history of environmental stewardship. They are the only industry in the U.S. to have requested a ban from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the use of PFOS nearly ten years ago.

Due to the association’s efforts, the EPA banned the use of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in our industry in 2012. NASF and its members have continued to work proactively with the U.S. EPA, the Michigan Department of the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (MEGLE), and other stakeholders at the national and global levels, to find effective solutions to reduce and eliminate any residual PFOS in wastewater discharges from plating facilities.

As recent concerns of other PFAS in wastewater discharge have come to light, NASF has continued to engage stakeholders across the U.S. and worldwide to better understand and take appropriate steps to address the issues.

NASF 1000

Recent fights with the OSHA Chrome PEL and other regulatory battles have left NASF funds depleted. NASF wants to ensure that they can wage the next fight (such as the current battle with EPA over the Chromium Electroplating NESHAP or regulatory challenges for nickel compounds) without being limited by the lack of funds to hire the technical, economic and legal expertise needed to mount a successful challenge to regulatory and statutory actions that threaten the surface finishing industry.

Thank you for considering this important opportunity to sustain our government relations efforts for the next decade. These funds will be restricted for this use only and we are committed to achieving our goals. If you would like to join the distinguished group of industry leaders listed below, simply download our contribution form and join the NASF 1000 today!

Washington Forum

April 4-6, 2022 (in-person event!)

The NASF Washington Forum for the surface finishing industry is scheduled for April 4-6, 2022 at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, VA. The Forum includes presentations and briefings from national and global experts on pertinent policy, technical, regulatory, and management issues impacting the surface finishing industry, including environmental regulatory issues, labor and workplace trends, tax policy, economic outlooks, supply chain challenges, globally regulatory developments, and political and election outlooks.

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