Chrome plating operations have a range of environmental regulations to meet. This section provides information on how to comply with some of those environmental regulations.
Air pollution regulations
- Summary fact sheet on the Chromium Electroplating MACT (SB-109)
- The Chrome Electroplating NESHAP webpage provides a link to the rule (scroll down to the right under Code of Federal Regulations Citation)
- A Guidebook on How to Comply with Chromium Electoplating and Anodizing National Emission Standards For Hazardous Air Pollutants (EPA-453/B-95-001)
Unused materials may be considered hazardous waste. Before disposing of any unused materials from processing, it is important to review whether the material is hazardous and then properly manage the waste going forward. Start with the SBEAP hazardous waste page and learn more about hazardous waste management.
- Small industrial sources should check with their local Wastewater Treatment plant or sewerage district about disposal of any industrial waste liquids. They will have limits on what contaminants can be sent to the sewer. You may need to pretreat your wastewater discharge before sending it to the treatment plant. Review the requirements starting on the DNR Wastewater page.
- Small industrial sources may also have to comply with a storm water discharge permit, or certify that they are not a source of exposure to storm water contamination. Review the storm water runoff permits page for more details.