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PRBA Files Three Co-Authored Proposals to Amend the UN’s Lithium Battery Transport Regulations

Amendments Include Modification of New Test Summary Requirement

In preparation for the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods meeting scheduled for June 29 – July 8, 2020, PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association has filed three proposals in cooperation with several other associations to amend the lithium battery regulations found in the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations.

The papers address the following lithium battery-related transport issues:

  • Compliance with the new Test Summary requirement
  • Elimination of a the phone number on the lithium battery mark
  • Packaging for large format lithium batteries exceeding 400 kg

The proposal on the lithium battery Test Summary was co-authored by PRBA and six other trade association participants in the UN Sub-Committee meeting whose members have been impacted by the new Test Summary requirement that took effect January 1, 2020.

All of the proposals will be posted this week to the UN’s website at https://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc3/c32020.html.