Shaina Brown

Bill bans large use of hydrofluoric acid near residences

By Shaina Brown

Capitol Update, March 31, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

AB 1645 (Al Muratsuchi, D-Torrance) was recently amended to ban the use of hydrogen fluoride and hydrofluoric acid by January 1, 2020 in facilities that store, maintain, or handle more than 250 gallons of the product and are located within two miles of a residence. A similar measure, AB 1759 (Rob Bonta, D-Oakland), was introduced last year but was never heard in committee.

Hydrogen fluoride has many uses beyond the production of gasoline and is important to the California economy. A ban of this magnitude would have major impacts on California’s ability to compete globally in manufacturing and will negatively impact consumers, companies, their employees and California communities.

CMTA opposes AB 1645 and will provide updates as the bill moves through the legislature. 

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