SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 27, 2016) — The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) was scheduled to testify May 27 at a hearing of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on a pending regulation governing the content of brake friction materials.
MEMA to testify at Calif. brake materials hearing
The legislation phases outs the sale of automotive brake pads in California that contain more than trace amounts of copper, asbestos and certain heavy metals.
MEMA and the BMC submitted their most recent joint comments to the DTSC May 23.
“MEMA and the BMC are urging California regulators to provide more clarity and consistency for brake friction materials manufacturers as they continue to make investments to comply with not only California regulations, but also similar regulations in Washington State and the voluntary agreements reflected in the Copper-Free Brake Initiative MOU,” wrote Steve Handschuh, MEMA president and CEO, in the comments.
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