|Subject||TRIVALENT CHROME IS NOT AN ALTERNATIVE – YET|
Granted, decorative trivalent chrome has improved over the years and may be suitable for some applications. HOWEVER... The motorcycle and automotive industry, in which we serve, is not only decorative but needs to be functional as well. The chrome plated finish needs to have both that beautiful appearance and also be able to withstand the effects of the environment. The two types of trivalent chrome that are available do not provide the characteristics required for both the aesthetic and anti-corrosive properties in comparison to hexavalent chrome. The trivalent chrome that looks closer to the hexavalent chrome does not have the anti-corrosive properties and durability while the other one that has better anti-corrosive properties but does not have the aesthetic appearance. Neither one of these "alternatives" will serve our customer's needs... Banning hexavalent chrome is not the answer !!! - Customers and revenue will be driven to other states. - Businesses, such as ours that strictly serves this clientele, will close and jobs will be lost. - Banning hexavalent chrome in California will not protect the environment, it will actually increase the overall environmental damage due to looser environmental standards in other states. There needs to be a balance... The implementation of proven measures throughout California that have been established in cooperation between the agencies and industry, such as SCAQMD Rule 1469, would provide responsible stewardship of the environment, health standards and businesses. Therefore, we do not need to eliminate an entire industry that provides beneficial products and services to many companies and consumers in addition to providing thousands of jobs within the State of California. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
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|Date and Time Comment Was Submitted||2023-01-17 22:44:22|
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