Environmental & Regulatory Compliance News for January 2010

Environmental & Regulatory Compliance News Archive

Countdown to SUR/FIN: Automotive Issues High on the Conference Agenda

With Grand Rapids, Mich., serving as the backdrop for SUR/FIN 2010, it’s only fitting that the conference programming reflect the major issues facing the domestic automotive industry. To that end, the National Association for Surface Finishing, NASF, has tapped the Center for Automotive Research, or CAR, to present a timely panel discussion focused on this key bellwether sector.

Process Cleaning Expo Slated for May

The Process Cleaning Expo (PCx) 2010—the only event in North America dedicated to cleaning in the industrial manufacturing process—will be held in Louisville, Ky., at the Kentucky International Convention Center May 4–6, 2010.

EPA Announces Chemical Action Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, as part of its efforts to enhance chemicals management under the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, has released action plans on four targeted chemicals: phthalates, short-chain chlorinated paraffins, polybrominated diphenyl ethers—PBDEs—and perfluorinated chemicals, including PFOA.

American Finishing Resources, LLC Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Registration

American Finishing Resources, LLC, or AFR, recently announced its Chilton Coatings Removal and Tooling Fabrication operations have become registered to the ISO 9001:2008 international standard.