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.
In a letter sent on February 3rd to incoming Secretary of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, 22 corporations and trade associations sought “the earliest possible approval” of a final rule that would address hazmat transport safety issues by harmonizing the U.S. hazardous materials regulations with international dangerous goods standards that took effect on January 1, 2017.
With holiday travel approaching a crescendo over the next two weeks, PRBA –The Rechargeable Battery Association is strongly urging airline passengers to heed Federal Aviation Administration restrictions that apply to lithium batteries and battery-powered consumer products placed in checked and carry-on baggage.
PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association, alongside other industry trade groups, has called for tougher enforcement of international transport regulations imposed on lithium battery manufacturers and shippers.
PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association announced today that the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods has adopted a PRBA working paper on the transport of containerized lithium battery energy storage systems.
PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association has called for tough enforcement, new efforts to identify companies repeatedly violating the law and stiff fines to force China’s lithium ion battery manufacturers and shippers to comply with international transport regulations.
PRBA along with 40+ industry associations and companies have signed on to a letter that was delivered to the U.S. Senate’s majority and minority leader requesting changes to provisions in the Senate Commerce FAA reauthorization bill that relate to the transport of lithium ion batteries. A copy of the letter is available for download.