PRBA will be participating in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Energy Storage Device Working Group meeting on November 9th and 10th in Montreal. The Working Group will be considering whether to adopt a new 30% state of charge limit on lithium ion batteries when they packed with or contained in equipment or installed in vehicles. In December, PRBA will attend two United Nations dangerous goods transport meetings in Geneva, Switzerland. (PRBA has Observer Status with the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.) The meetings in Geneva will include further consideration of a new hazard-based dangerous goods classification system for lithium batteries, new proposals on sodium ion batteries, and amendments to the UN38.3 testing requirements for repurposed and remanufactured lithium ion batteries.
PRBA’s membership have the unique opportunity to influence the future of lithium battery legislation and battery trasnportation law. Learn more about becoming a member today.