The 12th Annual AESE/EPA Conference and Exhibit on Environmental Control for the Surface Finishing Industry was held in Orlando, FL, January 28, 29, and 30, 1991. The primary objective of the 12th Environmental Conference was to continue the dialogue established by the first AESF/EPA Conference (1978) between key members of the Agency and the surface finishing industry. The program featured EPA representatives who explained and discussed regulatory guidelines. Leading industrial experts presented the industry's regulations as well as the most recent technological advances. Over 75 exhibiting companies provided a unique opportunity to see the latest in products and equipment for the surface finishing industry.