|Subject||Paramount (Dichromate Seal Tanks)|
Air monitoring in Paramount revealed that dichromate seal tanks were a source of hex chrome and that CARB and AQMD had NO RULE to control dichromate seal tanks! The tanks were unregulated. An uproar ensued. CARB and AQMD came under fire. How could they let this happen? Blame had to be assessed. Round up the usual suspects...chrome platers! A new rule was made. Media headlines blamed platers but the firms with dichromate seal tanks were NOT decorative chrome platers and were NOT hard chrome platers. CARB's allegations about fugitive plating emissions from "uncontrolled tanks" are based on this situation in Paramount and on another in Newport Beach. But, again, the Newport Beach firm is NOT a decorative chrome and NOT a hard chrome plater either. So why does this rule target decorative and hard chrome plating? Why does it justify action based on "fugitive plating emissions from uncontrolled tanks" when hard and decorative platers don't have dichromate seal tanks? How did CARB draw a line from Dichromate seal tanks to hard chrome and decorative chrome platers?
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|Date and Time Comment Was Submitted||2022-12-30 12:22:49|
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