70A.435.020  <<  70A.435.030 >>   70A.435.040

Replacement of lead wheel weights with environmentally preferred wheel weightsFailure to comply.

(1) On and after January 1, 2011, a person who replaces or balances motor vehicle tires must replace lead wheel weights with environmentally preferred wheel weights on all vehicles when they replace or balance tires in Washington. However, the person may use alternatives to lead wheel weights that are determined by the department to not qualify as environmentally preferred wheel weights for up to two years following the date of that determination, but must thereafter use environmentally preferred wheel weights.
(2) A person who is subject to the requirement in subsection (1) of this section must recycle the lead wheel weights that they remove.
(3) A person who fails to comply with subsection (1) of this section is subject to penalties prescribed in RCW 70A.435.050. A violation of subsection (1) of this section occurs with respect to each vehicle for which lead wheel weights are not replaced in compliance with subsection (1) of this section.
(4) An owner of a vehicle is not subject to any requirement in this section.
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