Washington Forum 2015 Event

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The 2015 NASF Washington Forum is an annual event that provides an opportunity to gain valuable insights into the regulatory, legislative and legal challenges ahead for the finishing industry. 

We listened to presentations on existing regulations as well as on policy developments, and the challenges they present.  Some of the topics included this year: potential changes to federal EPA effluent limits for finishing operations, precedent-setting litigation on EPA’s Chromium air emissions rule, federal legislative reform efforts to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and executive actions at OSHA and the NLRB affecting workplace employment and safety regulations. 

In addition to education and networking, we had an opportunity to spend time on Capitol Hill meeting with Senators, Representatives, and senior congressional staff discussing the impact that the aforementioned topics have on our industry and therefore on our business.