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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 thirty 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 25 2021

Pilots’ Association Files Proposals to Limit State of Charge on Lithium ion Batteries Contained in Equipment and Vehicles When Shipped by Air

In anticipation of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel Meeting scheduled for mid-November, the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Association (IFALPA) has filed five proposals that would establish new state of charge limits  on lithium ion batteries contained in equipment and vehicles when shipped by air.  Generally, the proposed limitations would […]

Jul 12 2021

EPA to Host Stakeholder Workshop to Address Fires from End-of-Life Management of Lithium-ion Batteries

On October 5, 2021, US EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery will hold a multi-stakeholder workshop to address fires from end-of-life management of lithium-ion batteries. The workshop will connect EPA with stakeholders from throughout the lithium-ion battery lifecycle to discuss solutions to this critical end-of-life issue. The workshop will take place at the US […]

Jun 11 2021

PRBA Backs California Senate Bill Aiming To Reduce Improper Disposal of Lithium Ion Batteries

The Rechargeable Battery Association welcomes California Senate passage of legislation addressing the improper disposal of consumer-type lithium ion batteries. “Collectively, the provisions in this bill will help mitigate safety risks by significantly reducing the number of lithium ion batteries improperly disposed of in trash bins and recycling containers,” said PRBA Executive Director George Kerchner. “We […]

Jun 2 2021

PRBA Supports Legislation Introduced By Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) Provides Funding For Battery Recycling, Decreases U.S. Reliance on Mineral Imports

PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association strongly supports a bipartisan battery recycling bill introduced by Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) that would incentivize the recycling of portable batteries and decrease U.S. dependence on critical mineral imports essential to the clean energy economy. “PRBA and its members appreciate Senator King’s efforts to secure federal funding that would […]

Apr 26 2021

PRBA Responds To US DOE Request For Information On Risks In The High-Capacity Batteries Supply Chain

Recommends the U.S. Focus On Three Areas Of Supply Chain Supply And Growth PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association has filed comments responding to the U.S. Department of Energy’s request for information on the risks facing the supply chain for high-capacity batteries, including electric vehicle batteries. In its 12-page response, PRBA identified three areas that […]

Apr 21 2021

PRBA Seeks Relief from U.S. Transport Regulations for Companies Transporting Lithium Batteries as Part of Normal Business Operation

PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association has filed a petition for rulemaking with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) seeking regulatory relief for companies that transport lithium batteries in direct support of their principal businesses pursuant to the “Materials of Trade” (MoT) exceptions found in the U.S. hazardous materials regulations. PRBA’s petition is one of […]