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Comment 7 for Proposed Amendments to the ATCM for Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations (chromeatcm2023) - 45 Day.

First NameEric
Last NameSoiland
SubjectChrome Metal Finishing

CARB has targeted a small industry to move the pressure off the State. Business will be forced to close, thousands of jobs will be lost, supply chains and consumers will have to find sources outside of the State of California. Other States that do not have the regulations and controls that California shops have in place.

The three finishes of Decorative, Functional Chrome Metal Finishing and Chromic Acid Anodizing represent less than 1% of total ChromeVI Emissions for the entire State of California.

When an entire industry is gone and CARB still has 99% Hex Chrome in air emissions who will be targeted next? Banning Chrome in the State does not make the demand go away; it only creates more pollution from mobile emission sources such as trucks and cars. Why ban Hex Chrome in a State that has it under control?

Fun Fact: Based on the reported annual emissions CARB provided (2018-2019) all of the decorative chrome platers in the state emitted less hexavalent chromium at .00856 lbs per year less than the popular theme park resort in Anaheim at 0.106 lbs per year.

CARB should base the rule on real science and data, not emotions.


Please do NOT shut down our local chrome shops…there has to be a better way




Eric Soiland

2211 Spyglass Drive

Brentwood, CA 94513

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-12-12 17:53:04

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