On January 10, 2022, the EPA formally submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its plan for the first time to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOS) as “hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response and Compensation. & Liability Law (CERCLA or Superfund Law). Such a designation would set a new precedent because the EPA had not previously identified a new chemical as a CERCLA hazardous substance.
OMB reviews generally aim to last 90 days, so it appears that the EPA is on track to release the proposal in March 2022. The agency expects to release a final rule in the summer of 2023.
Once the regulation is finalized, it will trigger a range of actions, from issuing reports to cost recovery and contribution claims. Reporting will enable federal, state and local authorities to collect information regarding the location and extent of PFOA and PFOA releases. In addition, EPA, other agencies, or private parties may be able to seek cost recovery or contributions to costs incurred to clean up PFOA and PFOA releases.
NASF will continue to monitor the development of this rule and provide updates to NASF members. If you have any questions or would like additional information about this issue, please contact Jeff Hannapel at email@example.com.
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Experimental study on the formation of non-electrostatic nickel-boron coatings from a low borohydride bath on mild steel
This paper is a revised and edited version of a presentation given at NASF SUR/FIN 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 13, 2012.
Electrical deposits stick to plastic
The 1966 Carl E. Huessner Gold Medal Award was awarded to Dr. Edward Saubestre and colleagues for best paper featured in Plating in 1965, and their paper is republished here in a series on the AES/AESF/NASF Awards for Best Paper. This paper is a comprehensive treatise on the Jacquet Peel test, an elementary test method for determining adhesion on coated plastic.
Behavior of interfacial compounds in aluminum during anodizing of sulfuric acid Part 2: Al-Cu, Al-Mg, Al-Si, Al-Ti, Al-Fe-Si, Zinc-Mg alloys
The 1971 Carl E. Huessner Gold Medal Award was awarded to J.Cote and colleagues for the best paper that appeared in Plating or AES Technical Proceedings in 1970. Actually a two-part paper beginning in 1969, the second installment of the paper from 1970 is republished here at Series on AES/AESF/NASF Awards for Best Paper. Their work provides very important work on how the anodizing process interacts with other materials mixed with commercial aluminum grades.