California considers changed ZnO bill

Sacramento, California –  The California Senate Environmental Quality Committee is to consider an amended version of Assembly Bill 1180, which seeks to reduce the amount of zinc in stormwater.

Both the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) and US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) opposed the first version of AB 1180.

The CTDA dropped its objections after a provision to increase the state tire fee by $1.50 per tire was withdrawn, but the USTMA continued to oppose AB 1180 until very recently.

The USTMA’s hostility to the bill stemmed mostly…

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