The purpose of the Task Force is to provide an industry wide venue (original and aftermarket equipment manufacturers through tier 3 or 4 companies as well as consulting firms, governmental agencies, industry groups, educational institutions, and other interested parties) to address issues, potential legislation, awareness, etc. related to the global environmental aspects of brake components materials (i.e. primarily friction material). Currently, the most significant issue is working with state agencies that have legislation or proposing / investigating legislation directed at the environmental effects of copper (as well as asbestiform, cadmium, hexavalent chrome, lead, &mercury) in the wear debris of brake friction materials. The Task Force supports addressing issues not only in the rulemaking process, but in the application and the enforcement phase as well. The membership covers most vehicle industry segments: commercial vehicles, light trucks, passenger cars, motorcycles, golf carts, etc.
SAE Staff Representatives: