Metal Finishers: Compliance Resources
Understanding the state and federal regulations for metal finishers.
- Industry-Specific Permits by Rule for Metal Finishers
- Air Emissions Calculation Tips–Use this tool to determine if your shop can be covered by a Permit by Rule.
- De Minimis–Determine if your site is covered under the De Minimis rule.
- Waste Designation Decision Matrix
- Industrial and Hazardous Waste Rules and Regulations for Small-Quantity Generators (RG-234)
- Managing Paint and Paint-Related Waste Under the Universal Waste Rule (RG-370)
- Common Questions on Empty Waste Containers (RG-480)
- Hazardous Waste: There IS an Easier Way
Compliance Overview Tools
- Metal Finishers Checklist (PDF) (Help with PDF)
- A Guide to Developing an Environmental Management System for a Small Business (GI-304)
- Rule and Implementation Information for Chromium Electroplating
- Strategic Goals Program
- Delinquent Fees
- Your business could be eligible for a free environmental compliance assessment. For more information, visit our Compliance Commitment (C2) Site Visit Program website.
Through cooperation with the Texas Association of Metal Finishers (TAMF) , it has been shown that the following types of problems seem to affect the metal finishing industry more than others:
- improper storage and incorrect labeling of hazardous wastes
- hazardous material spills
- incorrect or insufficient notification of the types of materials used and stored
- unidentified containers
- unauthorized discharges onto property
- record keeping violations such as (among others) failure to submit a Toxics Release Inventory Report to the EPA and the TCEQ.