Metal Finishing Links and Resources
Environmental Compliance References and Links
Find your local environmental agency for more information about what is required of your business.
Hazardous Waste Laws and Regulations
DTSC’s web site includes the following information for hazardous waste generators and on-site treaters:
For more information, contact a Regulatory Assistance Officer or refer to the DTSC hazardous waste management fact sheets and publications.
Air Quality Laws and Regulations
California's Toxic Air Contaminant (TAC) Control program for hexavalent chromium activity web pages include important regulatory updates for chrome platers, the Air Toxics Control Measure for chrome plating and chromic acid anodizing operations, list serves, and information about industry courses. Find your local air district for more information about emissions control regulations.
Water Quality – Storm water
The California Best Management Practices Handbook Spill prevention control and clean-up for commercial and industrial facilities is a guide to help eliminate spills and leaks, a major source of storm water pollution.
Metal Finishing Industry References and Links
On-line Industry Publications
Industry-EPA-State-Local Partnership Resources
Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
EPA provides an overview of EMS and tools and templates specifically for metal finishers to develop a facility EMS.
Small Business Assistance
Small Business Loan Program
Part of the California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, the Metal Plating Facility Guarantee Program allows businesses to obtain loans not otherwise available and to establish favorable credit history with a lender.
Business Development Consulting and Training
California’s Small Business Development Centers help small businesses succeed through management counseling and training.
Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs home page contains environmental compliance, pollution prevention and performance measurement information.
Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing
Industry-EPA Partnership Resources
Pollution Prevention Information
Model Shop Partners
Local Government Agencies
Professional and Technical Associations