Category: Press Releases

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 require lithium…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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PRBA Participates in International Rechargeable Battery Regulatory Forum

PRBA-The Rechargeable Battery Association recently participated in the 9th World Rechargeable Battery Regulatory Forum (WRBRF), joining the leaders from RECHARGE (the Advanced Rechargeable and Lithium Batteries Industry Association in Europe), the Battery Association of Japan (BAJ) and the Korea Battery Industry Association (KBIA). The WRBRF 2021conference, held virtually March 30-31, focused on the many issues…
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President Biden Executive Order Supports “High-capacity Batteries,” Electric Vehicles

President Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) on February 24, 2021 instituting a formal, national strategy to develop more resilient and secure supply chains across the U.S. The EO calls for a comprehensive review of domestic production, research and development capabilities, and the formulation of strategies to strengthen “critical sectors.” One of the critical sectors…
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