CARB Advances Rules To Phase Out Chrome6 In Plating Amid Industry Outcry

February 2, 2023
The California air board is advancing rules to phase out the use of hexavalent chromium (chrome6) at chrome-plating facilities across the state, amid strong pushback from industry groups and small businesses that claim the proposal will force a substantial percentage of more than 100 affected facilities to close or relocate to nearby states. “I think -- because many of these 100-plus facilities are near sensitive receptors . . . we have to do something, we have to do more than...

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