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Chromium Electroplaters

Chromium plating and anodizing operations coat metal parts and tools with a thin layer of chromium to protect them from corrosion and wear. Electroplating is the process of applying a metallic coating to an article by passing an electric current through an electrolyte in contact with the article to form a surface having properties different from those of the article. The essential components of an electroplating process are an electrode to be plated, a second electrode to complete the circuit, an electrolyte containing the metal ions to be deposited on a direct source, and a direct current source.

Chromium electroplaters are eligible to operate in Florida under the terms of an air general permit (AGP) pursuant to the requirements of Rule 62-210.310(5)(i), Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

An AGP is an authorization by rule to construct or operate a specific type of air pollutant emitting facility. Use of such authorization by any individual facility does not require action by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The terms and conditions of an AGP are set forth in the rule, rather than in a separately issued air construction or air operation permit.

Registration

You can register, renew, change ownership or make administrative corrections to AGPs online.

If you do not wish to use AGPERS, you can optionally download and complete the following worksheet and mail it to DEP at the address indicated in the worksheet instructions along with the $100 processing fee.

Compliance Assistance Information

For more information on AGPs or assistance with using AGPERS, please contact DEP’s Small Business Environmental Assistance Program at 1-800-722-7457.

For questions related to compliance procedures such as test notifications, report submittals, record keeping, inspections, etc., please contact the compliance authority specific to the county where your facility is located. If it’s located in Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach, Pinellas, or Sarasota counties, visit our Local Program Air Contacts page. For all other counties, go to our District Air Contacts page.

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November 16, 2017 - 2:30pm

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