Chromium Electroplating: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
These standards limit the discharge of chromium compound air emissions from existing and new hard chromium electroplating, decorative chromium electroplating, and chromium anodizing tanks at major and area sources. Chromium compounds are among the 189 hazardous air pollutants (HAP) listed for regulation under section 112 of the Act. Hard and decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks have been identified by EPA as significant emitters of chromium compounds to the atmosphere. The purpose of the final rule is to reduce chromium compound air emissions from the source categories identified above. All affected sources must limit emissions to the level of the maximum achievable control technology (MACT).
09/19/2012 - Final rule.
02/08/2012 - Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking.
04/20/2006 - Final rule.
07/19/2004 - Final rule; amendments.
06/05/2002 - Proposed rule; amendments.
12/14/1999 - Final rule; amendments.
08/18/1999 - Proposed amendments.
08/11/1997 - Final rule.
01/30/1997 - Interim final rule deadline extension.
09/11/1996 - Proposed revisions to rules and notice of public hearing.
06/03/1996 - Final Rule.
12/13/1995 - Proposed rule: amendment.
06/27/1995 - Final rule; correction.
01/25/1995 - Final rule.
12/16/1993 - Proposed rule and notice of public hearing.
View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to the rules.