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Comment 58 for Proposed Amendments to the ATCM for Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations (chromeatcm2023) - 45 Day.

First NameRebecca
Last NameOvermyer-Velazquez
AffiliationClean Air Coalition of North Whittier an
SubjectSwitch to trivalent chromium!
I ask that you finally take action to end the practice of boiling
highly toxic
metals near the places our children attend school, near our
churches, near our local business, and next to the neighborhoods
where we live, work, play, and pray. Over half the chrome platers
in California are near a school, church, or neighborhood.

Switching to trivalent chromium has the benefit of not only
significantly reducing the toxic emissions of one of the most
dangerous chemicals known into our communities, but facilities
using trivalent chromium avoid having to use toxic PFAS-based fume
suppressants as well. 

Please take this important action in the Chrome Plating ATCM now,
to gain early reductions in the many communities affected by the
decorative chrome platers, and to commit to early action to switch
both the anodizer and hard chrome platers away from hexavalent
chromium as soon as
feasible alternatives can be identified. 

Thank you for your commitment to protecting the health and
well-being of our most impacted communities and your continued
public service.

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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2023-01-17 08:32:29

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