|Subject||Why has CARB stopped updating Hex Chrome Statistics?|
Any discussion about hex chrome rules should be based on data and that data should be made available to the public in a transparent and accurate manner. CARB has posted data about Hex Chrome at their own website here: (https://www.arb.ca.gov/adam/toxics/statepages/cr6state.html). Thank you CARB. The data include helpful computations for MEAN levels of hex chrome and ESTIMATED RISK of hex chrome statewide since 1991. Please note the improvements made over that time. For reasons which are not clear to this reader, CARB has stopped supplying the MEANS and the ESTIMATED RISKS since the beginning of this rulemaking. I could guess that this is because some months do not contain data but this is curious given the higher number of observations shown. Even more baffling is the lack of data observations shown in the second half of 2022. Why would CARB stop sharing data with the public concurrent with this rule making and leading up to a CARB board decision? Coincidence? It is hard to see this as coincidence and it is especially troubling when we have also learned from CARB that the data in appendix B is not correct. Why is data about hex chrome emissions less available and less reliable just as the CARB board and the public and the impacted parties are approaching decision? Um... We deserve answers.
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|Date and Time Comment Was Submitted||2023-01-09 15:13:52|
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