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Washington's Better Brakes Law: A national model for improving water quality

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16-04-022December 2016
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Author(s) Wesley, Ian
Description This report documents the recommendations of the Brake Friction Material Advisory Committee, as required under Revised Code of Washington 70.285.050, also known as the Better Brakes Law. The Committee found that alternative copper-free brake friction materials are available for vehicles to allow a phase-out of copper by 2025. The Committee also found that categories of exemptions in Washington’s Better Brake Rule are sufficient and no further exemptions are needed. If additional exemptions are needed in the future, they can be addressed under the exemptions application process in the Washington law.
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Keywords brake pads, better brakes, legislative report, copper
WEB PAGE Better Brakes Law

Guidance for Marking Brake Friction Material

Better Brakes Baseline Report

Better Brakes

Concise Explanatory Statement for the Better Brakes Rule Chapter 173-901 WAC

Rule Implementation Plan for the Better Brakes Rule Chapter 173-901 WAC

Better Brakes Rule Adoption Announcement

Better Brakes Rule Chapter 173-901 WAC

Better Brakes Rule Cost-Benefit Analysis

The Better Brakes Rule Affects Brake Manufacturers

Better Brakes Rule Proposal Notice

Preliminary Cost-Benefit and Least Burdensome Alternative Analyses for the Better Brakes Rule

The Better Brakes Law