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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.

PRBA - The Leader in the Rechargeable Battery Industry

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.

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Aug 22 2016

PRBA and Air Transport Industry Urge Global Crackdown On Illegal Shipments of Lithium Batteries

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.

Jul 14 2016

PRBA Proposal on Transporting Containerized Lithium Batteries For Energy Storage Adopted by UN Sub-Committee

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.

Jun 10 2016

PRBA Urges Crackdown on Non-Compliant Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturers in China

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.

Apr 4 2016

PRBA and Large Industry Coalition Respond to U.S. Congress Work on FAA Reauthorization Bill

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.

Mar 22 2016

State of Charge and Lithium ion Batteries: Definition, Measurement, and Dangerous Goods Regulations

The recently released addendum to the ICAO Technical Instruction for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (2015-2016 Edition) will limit the state of charge (“SOC”) of lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries (UN3480) to a maximum of 30% when offered for air transport. Important questions have been raised as to measuring SOC and how compliance […]

Feb 12 2016

PRBA Statement on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Vote on AAIR (H.R. 4441)

Washington (February 11, 2016) – PRBA–The Rechargeable Battery Association applauds today’s vote by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to include the amended version of Section 615 in the Aviation, Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act. Enactment of Section 615 will bolster the safe air transport of lithium batteries without disadvantaging American citizens or businesses. Committee […]