Environmental & Regulatory Compliance News for August 2008

Environmental & Regulatory Compliance News Archive

NASF Offers Critical Guidance on ‘REACH’ Regulation

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) has launched a new program to help members navigate the regulatory maze otherwise referred to as “REACH,” the regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals. The goal is to provide finishers, suppliers, and manufacturers alike with critical guidance on the European Union’s new chemicals

DuBois Chemicals Launches Sustainable Solutions Program

DuBois Chemicals, the industrial division of JohnsonDiversey, Inc.—a leading global provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions—has launched Sustainable Cleaning Solutions, a program designed to reduce customers’ total cost of ownership through products and applications that are lean, green, and clean.

EPA Issues NESHAP Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing national emission standards regarding the control of hazardous air pollutants for nine metal fabrication and finishing area source categories. This final rule, which went into effect on July 23, establishes emission standards in the form of management practices and equipment standards for new and existing operations of dry abrasive blasting, machining, dry grinding, and dry polishing with machines, spray painting, and other spray coating, as well as welding operations.