40 CFR § 413.11 - Specialized definitions.
For the purpose of this subpart:
(a) The term sq m [“sq ft”] shall mean the area plated expressed in square meters [square feet].
(b) The term operation shall mean any step in the electroplating process in which a metal is electrodeposited on a basis material and which is followed by a rinse; this includes the related operations of alkaline cleaning, acid pickle, stripping, and coloring when each operation is followed by a rinse.
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