SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 334 - CONTROL OF HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM EMISSIONS FROM CHROME PLATING AND CHROMIC ACID ANODIZING
(Adopted 7/11/1989)

A. Applicability

This rule applies to any chrome plating or chromic acid anodizing process which uses hexavalent chromium.

B. Definitions

For the purpose of this rule, the following definitions shall apply:

C. Requirements - Decorative Chrome Plating Facilities

No person shall operate or permit the operation of a decorative chrome plating tank unless an anti-mist additive is continuously maintained in the plating tank, or control equipment is installed and used, in a manner which has been demonstrated to and approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer as reducing chromium emissions by 95 percent or more relative to chromium emissions when an anti-mist additive is not maintained, or control equipment is not installed and used.

D. Requirements - Hard Chrome Plating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Facilities

E. Requirement - Recordkeeping

F. Test Methods

Emission testing shall be conducted in accordance with ARB Test Method 425.

G. Compliance Schedule