By Joelie Zak, NASF Government Advisory Committee / Scientific Control Laboratories, and Jeff Hannapel, The Policy Group
On September, 19 2012, EPA finalized the residual risk and technology review for the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for hard and decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks under 40 CFR Part 63.
While NASF and the Sierra Club are litigating the rule in federal appeals court in Washington, as part of the final rule, EPA incorporated several housekeeping practices into 40 CFR 63.342(f), based on the 2007 amendments to California's ATCM for Chromium Plating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Facilities. These measures are intended to reduce potential fugitive chromium emissions from chromium electroplating and anodizing operations.
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