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Chrome Plating Operations

​​​Chrome plating is also known as chromium plating and is a technique for applying a thin layer of chromium onto a metal or plastic object.  The platting occurs by dipping the object into tanks full of chromium.  The chrome layer may be applied for decorative means, to prevent corrosion, to ease in cleaning or to make the surface hard. Other plating operations, such as nickel plating or anodized metal plating also fall under this category.

Who Needs a Permit?

  • A permit is required for any operation subject to the Air Toxic Control Measure for Chromium Plating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Facilities (ATCM).

  • A permit is required for all operations subject to NESHAP 40 CFR 63 WWWWWW (Plating and Polishing Facilities)that is a source of hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions.

 Permit Fees 


New Installations: 

  • Use Schedule 9 (see Rule 301, Section 308.10) miscellaneous equipment.


  • For modifications resulting in no change in emissions, the fee shall be based on Rule 301, Section 306.2.

Change of Location or Ownership: 

  • When an application is filed for a permit because the ownership of has been transferred from one person to another, the applicant will pay a permit fee equivalent to the permit renewal fee specified in Rule 301, Section 303.  

Equipment Installed Without an Authority to Construct: 

  • As per Section 302.1 of Rule 301, any person installing/operating regulated equipment without obtaining a permit from the Sac Metro Air District first, will be required to pay permit renewal back fees for each year of unpermitted operation, to a maximum of 3 years, in addition to the initial permit fee. 

Permit Application Completeness Determination

An application will not be accepted for processing until it is deemed complete. The following will be required in order for the Sac Metro Air District to make a completeness determination.

  • Completed application Forms G100, G101, CR100 and HRA100 with the original signature of the owner/proprietor or responsible officer of the company.

  • Applicable permit fee in accordance with Rule 301.

  • Any additional information that may be requested in order to perform a health risk assessment or to better understand the process or the applicability of regulations.

 Documents / Forms



Application Instructions - CR100 Instructions - CR100.pdfApplication Instructions - CR100Application Instructions
CR100 - Chrome Plating Operations - Chrome Plating OperationsPermit Application Forms
G100 - General Application Form - General Application FormPermit Application Forms
G101 - General Information - General InformationPermit Application Forms
HRA100 - Health Risk Assessment Form - Health Risk Assessment FormPermit Application Forms

Related Rules

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