Register June 2015 No. 714
Chapter NR 463
Subchapter I — Chromium Emissions from Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks
NR 463.01   Applicability and designation of sources; purpose.
NR 463.02   Definitions.
NR 463.03   Nomenclature, units and abbreviations.
NR 463.04   Emission limits.
NR 463.05   Operation and maintenance practices.
NR 463.06   Compliance provisions.
NR 463.07   Monitoring to demonstrate continuous compliance.
NR 463.08   Alternative control devices.
NR 463.09   Performance test requirements and test methods.
NR 463.10   Preconstruction review requirements for new and reconstructed sources.
NR 463.103   Recordkeeping requirements.
NR 463.106   Reporting requirements.
Subchapter II — Secondary Aluminum Production
NR 463.11   Applicability.
NR 463.115   Dates.
NR 463.12   Definitions.
NR 463.13   Emission standards for affected sources and emission units.
NR 463.14   Operating requirements.
NR 463.15   Monitoring requirements.
NR 463.16   Performance test and compliance demonstration general requirements.
NR 463.163   Performance test and compliance demonstration requirements and procedures.
NR 463.166   Equations for determining compliance.
NR 463.17   Notifications.
NR 463.18   Reports.
NR 463.19   Records.
NR 463.20   Applicability of general provisions.
Subchapter III — Iron and Steel Foundries
NR 463.21   What this subchapter covers.
NR 463.22   What definitions apply to this subchapter?
NR 463.23   Emissions limitations, work practice standards and operation and maintenance requirements.
NR 463.24   General compliance requirements.
NR 463.25   Initial compliance requirements.
NR 463.26   Continuous compliance requirements.
NR 463.27   Notifications, reports and records.
subch. I of ch. NR 463 Subchapter I — Chromium Emissions from Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks
NR 463.01 NR 463.01Applicability and designation of sources; purpose.
NR 463.01(1)(1)Applicability. This subchapter applies to the owners and operators of hard chromium electroplating tanks, decorative chromium electroplating tanks and chromium anodizing tanks.
NR 463.01(1)(a) (a) The affected source to which this subchapter applies is each chromium electroplating or chromium anodizing tank at facilities performing hard chromium electroplating, decorative chromium electroplating or chromium anodizing.
NR 463.01(1)(b) (b) Owners or operators of affected sources subject to this subchapter are also subject to the requirements of ch. NR 460, according to the applicability of ch. NR 460 to these sources as identified in ch. NR 460 Appendix N.
NR 463.01(1)(c) (c) Process tanks associated with a chromium electroplating or chromium anodizing process, but in which neither chromium electroplating nor chromium anodizing takes place, are not subject to this subchapter. Examples of these tanks include, but are not limited to, rinse tanks, etching tanks and cleaning tanks. Likewise, tanks that contain a chromium solution, but in which no electrolytic process occurs, are not subject to this subchapter. An example of such a tank is a chrome conversion coating tank where no electrical current is applied.
NR 463.01(1)(d) (d) Affected sources in which research and laboratory operations are performed are exempt from this subchapter when these operations are taking place.
NR 463.01(1)(e) (e) An owner or operator of any affected source subject to this subchapter which is not exempt under s. NR 407.03 (1) (km) is subject to part 70 permit requirements under ch. NR 407.
NR 463.01(2) (2)Purpose. This subchapter is adopted under ss. 285.11, 285.13, 285.27 (2) and 285.65, Stats., to establish emission standards for hard chromium electroplating tanks, decorative chromium electroplating tanks, and chromium anodizing tanks in order to protect air quality.
NR 463.01 Note Note: This subchapter is based on the federal regulations contained in 40 CFR part 63 Subpart N, created January 25, 1995, as last revised on June 3, 1996.
NR 463.01 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 10-1-97; CR 04-023: am. Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09; correction in (1) (b) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register June 2015 No. 714.
NR 463.02 NR 463.02Definitions. For terms not defined in this section, the definitions contained in chs. NR 400 and 460 apply to the terms used in this subchapter, with definitions in ch. NR 460 taking priority over definitions in ch. NR 400. In addition, the definitions in this section apply to the terms used in this subchapter. If this section defines a term which is also defined in ch. NR 400 or 460, the definition in this section applies in this subchapter rather than the definition in ch. NR 400 or 460. In this subchapter:
NR 463.02(1) (1) “Add-on air pollution control device" means equipment installed in the ventilation system of chromium electroplating and anodizing tanks for the purposes of collecting and containing chromium emissions from the tanks.
NR 463.02(2) (2) “Air pollution control technique" means any method, such as an add-on air pollution control device or a chemical fume suppressant, that is used to reduce chromium emissions from chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks.
NR 463.02(3) (3) “Base metal" means the metal or metal alloy that comprises the workpiece.
NR 463.02(4) (4) “Bath component" means the trade, brand or chemical name of each component in trivalent chromium plating baths.
NR 463.02 Note Note: Since for trivalent chromium baths, the bath composition is proprietary in most cases, the trade or brand name for each component may be used. However, ss. NR 463.103 (2) (n) and 463.106 (9) (a) 3. require identification by chemical name of the wetting agent contained in that component.
NR 463.02(5) (5) “Chemical fume suppressant" means any chemical agent that reduces or suppresses fumes or mists at the surface of an electroplating or anodizing bath.
NR 463.02 Note Note: Another term for fume suppressant is mist suppressant.
NR 463.02(6) (6) “Chromic acid" means the common name for chromium anhydride (CrO3).
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.