Playback Link – CARB Public Hearing!
Watch the playback from the California Air Resources Public Hearing to Consider the Proposed Amendments to the ATCM for Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations on January 27th, 2023.
This CARB ATCM is a complete overreach of regulation and will lead to lost jobs and businesses moving out of state or closing. This playback link, open to all members and non-members, provided an update on the proposed hexavalent chromium ban and its impacts on the California surface finishing industry.
Below are key details on the CARB rule and the link to playback the meeting recording. Please forward this to anyone in the industry that should be aware of these updates!
CARB Proposal – Update to the CrVI ATCM:
- Continue to support the surface finishing industry as we fight for a fair emission-based rule comparable to SCAQMD Rule 1469. The current draft of the CARB rule has a ban on operations and will lead to many of our industry friends going out of business in the coming years. Regulatory rules should never selectively ban operations without being given the opportunity to comply with an emission standard.
⚠️ This action would supersede SCAQMD’s Rule 1469 ⚠️
Topic: CARB Public Hearing to Consider the Proposed Amendments to the ATCM for Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations
Time: January 27, 2023 08:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada))
Meeting Proposed Amendments:
- Phase out the use of hexavalent chromium in decorative plating by 1/1/2027
- Phase out the use of hexavalent chromium in functional plating (hard plating and chromic acid anodizing) by 1/1/2039
- Interim requirements for functional plating to reduce emissions until phase-out occurs include a more stringent emission standard, building enclosure requirements, biannual source tests, and enhanced housekeeping practices
- Two technology reviews to inform future ATCM amendments (for example, adjustments to phase-out dates)