NASF/AESF Foundation Research Project #123: Electrochemical Manufacturing for Energy Applications – 2nd Quarterly Report
For 2022, NASF-AESF Foundation Research Board has selected a project on electrodeposition toward developing low-cost and scalable manufacturing processes for hydrogen fuel cells and electrolysis cells for clean transportation and distributed power applications. This report is the 2nd quarterly report, covering work during April-June 2022 and consists of an edited manuscript, “Manufacturing and Thermal Shock Characterization of Porous Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia for Hydrogen Energy Systems.”
Congressional Letter Sent to Automakers Regarding Hexavalent Chromium
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) recently sent a major letter to automotive industry CEOs regarding the use of hexavalent chromium from plating in the automotive supply chain. NASF Government Affairs through The Policy Group spoke on this and related topics last week at the Automotive Industry Action Group’s fall conference on the International Material Data System (IMDS).
EPA Submits Proposed PFAS Drinking Water Standard to White House for Review
The new drinking water standard for PFOS and PFOA was submitted to the White Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for interagency review. The proposed rule is expected to be issued by the end of 2022.
EPA Creates New Environmental Justice and Civil Rights Office
EPA formally announced the creation of its new Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights. The office is expected to have 200 EPA employees and could have a significant impact of facility permits.
U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on WOTUS
Stakeholders looking to Supreme Court for much-needed clarity on the definition of waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act.
NASF Releases October 2022 Policy Update
The National Association for Surface Finishing has released a Policy Update, summarizing some of the pertinent regulatory developments and new announcements from the month of October.
Hubbard-Hall Welcomes Technical Service Rep
Hubbard-Hall hires Jameson Grout as a technical service representative.