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Comment 8 for Proposed Amendments to the ATCM for Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations (chromeatcm2023) - 45 Day.

First NameScott
Last NameBabcock


I work as an engraver with many California platers who are restoring brightwork on vintage cars, usually in preparation for major shows such as the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach.
It would sadden me greatly to know that all of the high-quality chrome work that currently goes on in our state would be prohibited, in an effort to mitigate a very small percentage (less than one percent I understand) of the Chrome VI emissions currently being emitted statewide.
I am also an environmental advocate, and recognize the need to control pollution of all kinds. However, this proposal seems out of balance with regards to the benefit/cost ratio. So many businesses will have to close, and people like me will also be discouraged from doing business in California. 
I do believe there are less Draconian ways of controlling emissions that would benefit a majority of the state's residents and businesses, and not just be a bullet point on a political agenda. Let's not make the plating industry be the fall guy!
Thanks for listening.


Scott Babcock

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-12-12 22:03:06

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