Chaptered Senate Bill No. 346, Article 13.5: Motor Vehicle Brake Friction Materials, California Health and Safety Code section 25250.50 through 25250.65
Draft informal regulations for the Brake Friction Material Law NEW!
California's Proposed Brake Pad Regulation Presentation (Presentation for July/August workshops on draft informal regulations) NEW!
State of California 2013 Vehicle Code
Society of Automotive Engineers Standard J866 – Friction Coefficient Identification and Environmental Marking System for Brake Linings (this document needs to be purchased from SAE)
Society of Automotive Engineers Standard J2975 – Measurement of Copper and Other Elements in Brake Friction Materials (this document needs to be purchased from SAE)
Assessment of the Capacity of XRF Analysis as a Tool for the Screening of Brake Pad Friction Materials (file size: 4.6 MB)
Guidelines for Selecting a Brake Friction Material Testing Certification Agency
(Presentation by DTSC for the Bureau of Automotive Repair Advisory Group)
Questions Regarding the Brake Pad Law
May 26, 2011 Interpretation Letter to Industry
June 14, 2011 Interpretation Letter to Industry
September 20, 2011 Interpretation Letter to Industry
Recordings of the informal draft regulation workshops NEW!
Audio recording for the July 24 workshop
Video for the August 4 workshop
Material for Workshop on California Only Exemption Mark NEW!
Diagram on the California Exemptions versus the State of Washington Exemptions
Information Sheet on the State of Washington Exemption Process and the California Extension Process
Graphs Depicting the Phase In of the Exemptions (g) and (h) in Health and Safety Code section 25250.55
Auto Care Association Copper-Free Brakes Initiative NEW!