On August 18, 2016, the CA DTSC submitted the final brake pad rulemaking package to OAL for review.
The proposed regulation would:
Adopt a new Chapter 35, Hazardous materials: motor vehicle brake friction materials, to division 4.5 of Title 22, California Code of Regulations to satisfy the mandates of HSC sections 25250.50(g), 25250.54, 25250.60(a), and 25250.60(j). These sections direct DTSC to develop performance requirements for:
(1) testing the chemical content of brake friction materials for compliance to HSC sections 25250.51, 25250.52 and 25250.53,
(2) marking compliant brake friction materials,
(3) reviewing certification procedures used by the testing certification agency, and
(4) approving alternative chemical analytical testing methods for brake friction materials for compliance to HSC sections 25250.51, 25250.52 and 25250.53, and (5) approving alternative laboratory accreditation standards for analytical laboratories.
The proposed regulation would clarify the process to approve extension requests for the 2025 statutory requirements.
OAL has 30 working days to review the package. This review is expected to be completed on September 29, 2016. The following documents are available on the DTSC web site:
- Final regulation language submitted to OAL,
- Final Statement of Reasons
- FSOR Update which includes the 45-day and 15-day responses to comments, and
- Updated Informative Digest
These documents are also available at http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/SCP/BrakePadsDocuments.cfm.