PRBA provides its members ongoing regulatory information on such matters as the complex U.S. and international hazardous materials (dangerous goods) transportation regulations and hazardous waste regulations, State requirements for battery collection, recycling, and disposal, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations and fire codes.
PRBA actively participates in formal rulemaking proceedings and informal stakeholder discussions at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), White House Office of Management and Budget, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), UN Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, International Civil Aviation Organization and International Maritime Organization.
PRBA is a formally recognized participant with the UN Subcommittee and is the voice of the rechargeable battery industry at these important international meetings. PRBA has been successful in securing significant and favorable changes to provisions in the UN Model Regulations for lithium ion batteries and products powered by them.
PRBA works closely with its counterparts in Europe, Japan and Korea and coordinates its efforts with several European the following battery trade associations: including, Battery Association of Japan (BAJ), Korea Battery Industry Association (KBIA), RECHARGE, Eurobat, European Portable Battery Association and European Battery Recycling Association. PRBA also has a long-standing and successful working relationship with the Battery Association of Japan (BAJ).
PRBA frequently spends times with reporters providing facts and details on all types of battery issues and keeps its members updated on recent news events by distributing weekly news updates and monthly regulatory and legislative updates.