Serving as the Voice of the Rechargeable Power Industry, Representing its Members on Legislative, Regulatory and Standards issues at the State, Federal and International Level.
Over the past twenty-four years PRBA has developed cooperative working relationships with transportation and environmental organizations ranging from local and national groups throughout North America to national and international industry related trade associations and government agencies in Europe and Asia.
In 2004, PRBA was granted official observer status by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonised System of Chemical Classification and Labeling. These relationships will assist PRBA member companies in dealing with “globalization” issues such as the transportation of, collection, and labeling of rechargeable batteries as they manufacture and sell globally.
The U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) extended the mandatory compliance date of the lithium battery final rule published on August 6, 2014 from February 6, 2015 until August 7, 2015. However, the extension does not apply to shipments offered for air transport. On January 30, 2015, PRBA, the Retail […]
State-of-the Art Cells Power Electric Vehicles and Grid-Based Energy Storage Systems Washington (January 14, 2015) – PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association has asked the U.S. Department of Commerce to propose at the next meeting of the Wassenaar Arrangement higher energy density limits for secondary cells needed to meet global demand for their use […]
Washington (December 18, 2014)—As the holiday travel season reaches its peak the next two weeks, airline passengers should remember the importance of following the U.S. Department of Transportation safety regulations that apply to lithium batteries and battery-powered consumer electronic products in checked baggage or carry-on luggage, PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association said today. “If […]
Battery Industry Coalition Has Endorsed Tougher Air Transport Regulations for Lithium Batteries Washington (December 4, 2014) — Contrary to sensationalized media accounts, the air transport of lithium ion cells and batteries is fundamentally safe. As a result, the battery and electronics industries have an outstanding track record of safely shipping lithium ion batteries. And in […]
As Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – or drones – become more commercially available and the list of industries utilizing the technology expands, companies should be aware of the stringent transportation regulations applicable to the lithium ion batteries that power virtually every UAV. These transportation regulations address the packaging, testing and size limitations (in Watt-hours and kilograms) […]
In a letter to the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization, PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association expressed strong concerns about the dangers posed by non-compliant air shipments of lithium batteries and requested ICAO’s help to address the matter.