Jun. 26, 2012 Better brakes - hearings and comments

In 2010 Washington State passed a law reducing the use of toxic material in automotive brake pads and shoes. This law, similar to a recent California law, restricts the use of several heavy metals and asbestos, and provides for a phase out of copper over the next 15-20 years.

The Department of Ecology has set two public hearings for the Better Brakes Rule. Comments on this rule making are due July 19, 2012.

Visit Ecology's webpage for more information.