Current Regulations

Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations (SOR/2009-162)

The purpose of the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations is to protect the environment and the health of Canadians by reducing air emissions of hexavalent chromium compounds (HVC) from facilities using chromic acid in their chromium electroplating, chromium anodizing or reverse etching operations. For ease of reference, these facilities will be described in this Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement as "user" or "users."

Contact Information:

National Chromium Coordinator
Chemical Production Division
Environment Canada
351 St. Joseph Boulevard, 11th Floor
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number:
Fax number: 819-938-4218
Email address:

Information to Help in Complying with the Regulations:

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Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2004-11-06 Vol. 138, No. 45
Part 2: 2009-06-24 Vol. 143, No. 13

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