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Comment 10 for Proposed Amendments to the ATCM for Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations (chromeatcm2023) - 45 Day.

First NameChristopher
Last NameMoore

My name is Christopher Moore. I am a manager at a high end custom car shop that has been using chrome plating for 20 years. We build very high-end automobiles for clients all over the United States. The hexavalent chrome work that Sherm's Custom Chrome Plating does is some of the best in the country. They are our “go to” source for quality chrome work. 

In our opinion there are 2 other Chrome shops in the country that put out the quality these guys put out. One is in Ohio and another in Tennessee. If you make it illegal to use hexavalent chrome in CA we will be forced to send our work to another state.

If all of California’s chrome plating is going to be shipped across the country what is the real gain in your proposed legislation? If this legislation is passed you are now causing more pollution. You are doing this because the chrome plating is not going to just stop. It will continue but it will have to be shipped out of CA and then back to CA. Do you think that pollution will not cross state lines? Forcing us to go across the border is not a big help for all parties involved. It will just continue to raise the prices in this time of inflation. 

We can tell the difference from hexavalent and TRI. TRI is not even close to the quality of hexavalent chrome. If we were to try to pass off the lesser quality to our clients they would see the difference and would leave our shop for shops in other states. Please do not force more people to flee CA. I believe California can be one of the best states in the union; we just need to stop hampering capitalism. 

Please shut down this proposed legislation. 

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-12-13 05:59:35

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