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 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) agreed to sweeping changes to the lithium ion and lithium metal battery Packing Instructions in the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air during its October 19 – 30 meeting in Montreal. The most significant of these is a 30% […]
PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association fully endorses today’s FAA’s safety alert and its request that airlines warn passengers not to put lithium batteries in their checked luggage. For years, FAA regulations have prohibited spare lithium batteries in checked luggage. PRBA has repeatedly endorsed and supported FAA efforts and encouraged full compliance. If airline passengers […]
Please attribute this statement to PRBA Executive Director George Kerchner Washington (August 10, 2015) – “A broad framework for moving forward on a performance-based standard for shipping lithium batteries by air was developed during the recent ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) meeting in Montreal. A performance-based standard will have a substantial impact on PRBA members, […]
Washington (July 18, 2015) – PRBA–The Rechargeable Battery Association shares Boeing’s goal of improving the safe transport of bulk shipments of lithium ion batteries by air. We look forward to continuing our engagement with Boeing and other aircraft manufacturers, the airline industry and regulators at the ICAO battery meeting in late July to discuss battery […]
First Regulatory Update on Lithium Batteries in Nearly 20 Years Washington (May 28, 2015) – PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association said today that Transport Canada has responded to numerous questions the trade group raised regarding the new lithium battery provisions in the Agency’s Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations and has confirmed these rules will […]
Washington (May 8, 2015) – PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association is ready to work with the International Civil Aviation Organization Dangerous Goods Panel on new performance-based standards to improve the safety of lithium batteries shipped by air on passenger and all-cargo aircraft. “Safety continues to be PRBA’s No. 1 priority, as it is for […]