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Comment 9 for Proposed Amendments to the ATCM for Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations (chromeatcm2023) - 45 Day.

First NameRodger
Last NameLee
SubjectHEx Chrome

my name is Rodger Lee and I have used Sherm's Chrome plating for 20 Years and a hand full of other chrome shops in Ca. I have been in business here in CA for 20 years building these very high end custom cars and I currently employee 18 people. We build very high end automobiles for clients all over the country. The chrome work that Sherm's custom Chrome plating is my go to source for quality chrome work. From where I sit there are 2 other Chrome shops in the country that do the work these guys do. One is in Ohio and another in Tennessee. If you outlaw the hexavalent chrome I would be forced to send our work to another state or risk being not competitive with other builders who send there chrome work to other chrome shops outside of CA. Plus the lead time currently for this level of work in 12-16 weeks any where you go and the lead time would get even longer if there was only two vendors and not 3. If all my work is going to be shipped across the country what is the real gain in your proposed legislation. Does the pollution not travel across state lines? Plus the huge expense for some thing I usually hand deliver from Bakersfield to avoid UPS damaging priceless parts.

I have no idea the pollution issues with both Chromes, but what if its all outlawed in the US its just going to be done over seas or across the border. The need for top quality Chrome happens from the craftsmen level prep and the use of quality plating supplies. 

Forcing us to go to another or across the border is not a big help for all parties involved.



I can tell the difference from HEX an TRI. Its not nearly as good and If I tried to pass off the lesser quality to my customers they would know. The depth, clarity and color are all different.  


If you have anymore further questions or concerns please feel free to follow up. I'm sure there is some solution to allowing Sherms and other high end platers follow stricter guidelines without forcing more people to flee CA.


The transportation segment is nearly a 100 times bigger issue that the decorative chorme platers.

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-12-13 05:56:07

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