Better Brakes Rule Workshops

The Department of Ecology (Ecology) is hosting two free, public workshops on the draft rules to carry out Washington’s Better Brakes Law. The law restricts the use of heavy metals and asbestos, and phases out the use of copper in brake pads and shoes. One workshop will be in-person and one will be hosted online. You are invited because you have been identified by a member of Ecology’s Better Brakes Workgroup as a potentially interested person. Please feel free to pass this invitation along to other people who may be interested in attending either of the upcoming workshops. For more information about the law and the draft rules go to Ecology’s Better Brakes Web site at:


What are the workshops about?

We will review the draft rules and provide an opportunity for questions and comments.


Who should attend the workshops?

Anyone who is interested in the Better Brakes law and how it will be implemented should attend either of the workshops. Compliance with the Better Brakes law falls mainly on brake manufacturers.However, the law also affects brake pad distributors, retailers, and installers.


When and where are the workshops?

The in-person workshop is on January 26, 2012, from 9 a.m. until noon (Pacific standard time) in Tukwila, Washington.

The online workshop is on January 31, 2012, from 10 a.m. until noon (Pacific standard time).


How do I register?

Space is limited so you must register by visiting

After registering, you will receive an e-mail with details about the location, agenda, and information about how to log-in to the online event.


If you have questions or need more information, please contact Ian Wesley at or 360-407-6747.


There is a change in venue for the in-person workshop on January 26th.

Due to circumstances outside of our control, the in-person workshop will no longer be held at the previously announced venue. However, we have identified a new venue that is also in Tukwila, WA. It is just a few miles away from the previous venue. The in-person workshop will now be held at: Stone Manor, 15208 52nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98188           Map