Chapter News


In conjunction with NASF and as part of a grant from U.S. EPA Region V, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has sent a pollution prevention (P2) benchmarking survey to NASF job shop members. This project will provide valuable information for the surface finishing industry. The response to the survey to date has been lower than expected, and we would like more responses to enhance the statistically reliability of the project. Click here for

Orange County Register Discusses Air Quality Regulations

The Metal Finishing Association of Southern California (MFASC) is currently working to keep all members updated on issues regarding SCAQMD and air quality regulating. This article from the Orange County Register discusses enforcement in Paramount. We will be sending out regular update emails about important meetings and developments regarding SCAQMD. Thank you to everyone that showed up last week to the first working meeting regarding the rewriting of Rules 1469 and 1426. The association showed up with strength and asked many

You’re Invited to Discuss Proposed Amendments!

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 2:30-4:30 pm SCAQMD Headquarters Conference Room CC2 21865 Copley Drive Diamond Bar, CA 91765 The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) staff invites you to attend the first Working Group meeting for discussion on the following: Proposed Amended Rule (PAR) 1469 – Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Chrome Plating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations Proposed Amendment Rule (PAR) 1426 – Emissions from Metal Finishing Operations The purpose of the meeting is to provide background information regarding both rules and to discuss general concepts for proposed


Metal Finishing Associations of California – Government Relations Update

Jerry Desmond, Desmond & Desmond LLC   March 31, 2016   Following the introduction of 2,000 new bills in February, initial policy committee hearings on most of those measures are being held this week and through the next three weeks. Key legislation impacting our interests include:   AB 2794 [Santiago] & possibly through the state budget process – that would amend Section 25205.7 of the Health and Safety Code to eliminate the current flat fee option for the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) hazardous waste


NASF and State Lobbyists Provide Advocacy Updates for California Chapters

  The Metal Finishing Associations of Southern and Northern California met November 18th and 19th, respectively, for presentations on recent advocacy issues impacting the surface finishing industry.  Jerry Desmond with Desmond & Desmond LLC, Sacramento, the California advocate for the Metal Finishing Associations of California, and Jeff Hannapel of The Policy Group on behalf of NASF, provided members with valuable insight to many ongoing and potential advocacy matters affecting the industry.  Their updates included the following recent activities and regulatory developments

West Coast Chapters Announce Office Restructuring

The Metal Finishing Associations  of Southern and Northern California announced, Tuesday, the immediate restructuring of their chapter office. In addition to the elimination of the Executive Director position, all member and chapter administrative responsibilities have been consolidated to the role of Administrative Assistant. “In the midst of these changes, we have received an excellent response to the upcoming Fall Outing at Terranea Resort, October 10-12”, stated Bryan Leiker, MFASC Chapter President. “We look forward to a successful weekend of networking and