The South Coast Air Quality Management District has adopted new emission limits to significantly reduce hexavalent chromium emissions from Southland metal-finishing facilities.
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SCAQMD will host two public meetings on Saturday, December 1 at Progress Park to discuss health risk assessments for — and risk reduction efforts by — Anaplex Corp. and Aerocraft Heat Treating Co., Inc.
The City was contacted by SCAQMD about a high reading and told that, in this unique instance, SCAQMD did not implement a curtailment (i.e. shut down) of Anaplex’s operations.
The City of Paramount was named the winner in the Model Community Achievement category at the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) 30th Annual Clean Air Awards on October 5, 2018.
On October 4, SCAQMD ordered Anaplex Corporation to temporarily curtail all operations and processes emitting hexavalent chromium.
The City of Paramount has been closely tracking a handful of rules relevant to addressing and lowering hexavalent chromium emissions. Rules 1426, 1469, and 1480 are in the process of being updated and amended to ensure best overall community health.
SCAQMD today ordered Anaplex Corporation to temporarily curtail all operations and processes emitting hexavalent chromium.
During a Town Hall meeting in Paramount held by SCAQMD in June, residents requested clarification for submitting air quality complaints to the SCAQMD.
SCAQMD hosted a Town Hall meeting on June 20, 2018 at the Paramount Park Community Center to provide an update on the agency’s air monitoring efforts in the City.
Because the hexavalent chromium levels have been declining slowly and are now within the typical levels, the City recently learned that SCAQMD will be reducing the size and frequency of sampling for its monitoring network in Paramount to focus on other areas that have higher potential for air toxics exposure.