On January 24, the City Council unanimously voted to extend the moratorium on all metal-related businesses within Paramount for an additional six months.
The Paramount City Council has sent a letter to the South Coast Air Quality Management District urging that SCAQMD adopt Rule 1430 related to metal grinding.
Aerocraft Heat Treating Co., Inc. has shut down all equipment with the potential to emit hexavalent chromium after South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) air monitoring data found levels of the compound exceeding the trigger threshold of 1.0 nanograms per cubic meter at air monitors near their facility.
As part of the ongoing collaborative effort between SCAQMD and the City of Paramount, the Paramount City Council voted 5-0 on January 10 to allocate $50,000 to purchase approximately ten air monitoring devices.
The City of Paramount has expanded its team of environmental specialists: Tetra Tech has been hired to assist the City’s ongoing response to the hexavalent chromium concerns that were discovered in November 2016.
The Southern California Air Quality Management District Hearing Board has unanimously approved an order to address and reduce hexavalent chromium emissions at Anaplex Corp., a metal finishing facility in Paramount.
As part of its on-going investigation and monitoring, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) received new test results based on samples taken from the roof of the Anaplex facility.
The City Council of Paramount has voted to impose a 45 day moratorium on any new or expanding metal-related businesses in the City. This moratorium was recommended for passed at the City Council meeting on December 13, 2016.
Mayor Daryl Hofmeyer wrote letters to Aerocraft Heat Treating and Anaplex Corporation, advocating on behalf of Paramount residents and the men and woman who work in the City.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) filed a petition for an Order for Abatement against Anaplex Corporation and Aerocraft Heat Treating Company, Inc. The petition was filed with the independent SCAQMD Hearing Board on November 29, 2016.