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The Policy Group to Submit Proposal on Pending USEPA Plating & Polishing Rule

The Policy Group, the educational and advocacy arm of the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), next week expects to submit a proposal to the EPA regarding the pending USEPA "Plating and Polishing Rule." According to Christian Richter, one of the Policy Group's principals, the EPA rule would essentially impose new requirements on non-chromium plating processes.

The good news: over the last two months The Policy Group, along with industry members, has been able to achieve a major cost avoidance on behalf of the industry. "By working with the EPA over the last couple of years, we've been able to whittle that rulemaking down so that when the rulemaking comes down we're going to see minimal cost to the industry," said Richter, during the 2007 NASF Management Conference in Los Cabos, Mexico, on March 6. "It's really gratifying to see that all our efforts with the EPA—not only the credibility of The Policy Group but also the work many industry members do every day—are resulting in success."

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