CARB Advances Rules To Phase Out Cr6 As EPA Eyes Strict Risk Values

February 3, 2023
The California air board is advancing rules to phase out the use of hexavalent chromium (Cr6) at chrome-plating facilities across the state just as EPA moves closer to adopting conservative risk values that are expected to drive strict drinking water limits and a future TSCA evaluation, though industry groups are opposing both efforts. During a Jan. 27 meeting, members of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) generally backed a staff proposal that sets deadlines for phasing out the use of...

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